Any full-time or part-time student from an ABA-approved law school who is in good standing (i.e. preferred GPA of 2.5 or higher) at his or her current institution is encouraged to apply. Program administration retains the discretion to reach admissions decisions based upon a variety of factors. The program is approved by the ABA and is offered as part of the fully accredited curriculum of Syracuse University College of Law. The Summer of 2019 program comprised of 15 students from Syracuse Law and other ABA-approved law schools. We hope you join us in 2020!
2020 Program Dates: May 14 - July 3
- Tuition: $9,040 (4 credits) (2019 tuition)
- Program Fee: $1,100 est.
- Housing in Central London: $2,650 est.
Students should also plan and budget for additional expenses not covered in the Program Fee, estimated below:
- Visa fees: $500
- Air travel: $1,300 (group flight available)
- Personal: $1,500
- Meals: $1,900
- Inter-city transportation: $300
Start the online application with Syracuse Abroad Today! (An application fee of $70 is collected by Syracuse Abroad for processing.)
Rigorous coursework and hands-on learning experiences cultivate a student’s ability to pursue a career in international law. Our placements include the Crown Prosecution Service, the AIRE Centre, Withers LLP, MSCI, State Street Global Services, US Bank, REDRESS, and the offices of various distinguished Barristers and Solicitors in London. Individuals who attend the LondonEx are supervised by American faculty. Students engage in a variety of organized placements in criminal law and trial law, at financial and governmental institutions, and in corporate settings.
Your transcript will reflect that you have enrolled in Law 910 (4 credits): LondonEx - Clinic Internships. Students are graded on a pass/fail basis unless their school requires an assigned grade. In preparation for assignments, interns take part in an intensive orientation on the legal system (described below). Internship work will then be augmented by weekly seminars led by faculty and practitioners. In addition to mandatory attendance of classes and seminar sessions, program requirements include maintaining a weekly reflective writing and professional portfolio of your internship work, good and faithful discharge of internship responsibilities, and a final presentation. A syllabus from the 2019 program can be found here.
The orientation course meets during the five-day orientation period. Through a series of lectures and discussions from our London summer faculty and lecturers students receive intensive exposure in fundamental tenets of English law. The program emphasizes English legal institutions, the legal profession, court structure, and procedure in both civil and criminal cases, as well as selected areas of substantive law. Classes are supplemented by visits to one of the Inns of Court and a guided tour of "Legal London." It is the student's responsibility to confirm with their home school/college that the course(s) taken as part of this program will satisfy their degree requirements.
You may review additional program details through Syracuse Abroad. Applications received before March 1 are given preferred consideration and reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications received after will be reviewed subject to availability in the program.
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"I grew so much thanks to the LondonEx Program. The international hands-on work experience helped me develop skills such as writing and research that I will continue to use throughout my career. LondonEx also allowed me to identify the areas of law I would like to practice in the future. I absolutely loved my placement. All the passionate individuals in the team created a positive work environment and became connections that will last me a lifetime. At the end of the summer, I did not want to leave! Living abroad provided opportunities that allowed me to get to know myself better and strengthen my self-confidence. It truly is an unforgettable adventure!"—2L Frances Rivera Reyes, 2019 LondonEx extern at MSCI
"The LondonEx program was definitely one of my best decisions since coming to Syracuse. It provided an opportunity to not only experience London but also to apply the legal skills I learned in my first year. Additionally, the networking opportunities are unparalleled as they reach across the world!"—2L Morgan Mendenhall, 2019 LondonEx extern at Henderson Chambers
Syracuse University College of Law Students who participate in the summer Law in London program may apply for Federal Direct Loans to help cover the cost of tuition, fees, living expenses, and transportation to London. The SU College of Law Summer Financial Aid application will be sent to students each March. Additionally, students must have a current academic year FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on file. Contact the College of Law's Financial Aid Office if you have questions.
Cancellation/Refund policy: The program would be cancelled if students would be endangered for political or health reasons of there is there is insufficient student interest. In the event of cancellation, all fees which have been paid will be refunded. The Syracuse University Bursar’s Office will process all refunds due to cancellation within 5-10 business days. The Law in London program has not experienced a cancellation in its 38-year history.
U.S. State Department Travel Information: Syracuse Abroad has regular access to the U.S. Department of State Consular Information Sheets, Travel Advisories, and Worldwide Notices regarding matters that may affect the security of our participants. Resident Directors will be notified immediately of any safety concerns and will communicate those concerns and further instructions to students. They will post the notices for student, faculty and staff information. If England is declared an area of instability, participants will be notified promptly. They will be permitted to withdraw from the program and they will be refunded all fees paid except for room and board payments expended prior to the date that England was declared an area of instability.