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Study Abroad

Our international opportunities help students gain perspective on U.S. laws and an understanding of another country’s laws and culture. It's also an adventure of a lifetime.

“While the law itself is different, I was still able to apply the skills and knowledge I have gained from WVU Law. The similarities between the two legal systems helped me hit the ground running. It was rewarding to earn the trust and respect of the experienced attorneys in my office, and it was amazing to learn and thrive in another country while working in a large international firm. I’m glad I took the risk because it solidified that this is what I want to do.”

— Emily Cramer ’20
Boston University Graduate Tax Program, Class of 2021
Legal intern, Schmitt & Orlov, Beijing, China, Summer 2019
WVU Law - Emily Cramer '20 in China

“I want to work in public international law, and this program provided me with an opportunity to pursue my passion in a real-world international setting. I was able to do some really cool work [conducting legal research on the recusal laws of ECJ member states].”

— Hannah Steketee '20
Clerk, European Court of Justice
Luxembourg, Sprint 2020

WVU Law Hannah Steketee '20 in Luxembourg

“Combining one’s legal education with studying abroad greatly enhances the law school experience. During my time [in Mexico], I saw firsthand the impact of international trade laws, which I had studied the prior semester. Moreover, I learned about the differences between Mexican law and American law in areas such as finance, banking, property, and elections. At a more basic level, the experience showcased the common elements of humanity that exist despite the stark cultural and linguistic differences which we share.”

— Imad Matini '14
Associate, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Washington, DC
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