Train with London’s Leading Legal Practitioners


Syracuse University College of Law proudly offers one of the nation’s longest-running Law in London programs, where students learn from London’s leading legal practitioners. During an eight-week summer experience, students gain international exposure to clients, partner with professionals for personalized mentoring, and enjoy boundless cultural opportunities - in one of the world’s most dynamic cities.

Long before the U.K. took center stage in Europe’s destiny with its vote to Brexit, Syracuse University’s College of Law recognized the U.K.’s integral political role in world affairs. For 40 years now, the College of Law has offered our students a comprehensive introduction to London’s rich legal world, immersing ourselves in U.K. law, and living it through a panoply of internships in this unique summer program. Read more

Who is eligible?

Any full-time or part-time student from an ABA-approved law school who is in good standing at his or her current institution is encouraged to apply. The program is approved by the ABA and is offered as part of the fully accredited curriculum of Syracuse University College of Law. We had 19 students from Syracuse Law and other ABA-approved law schools, participate in the Law in London program during the 2016 Summer. We hope you join us in 2017!

How will this impact my career?

Rigorous coursework and hands-on learning experiences cultivate a student’s ability to pursue a career in international law. Our externship placements include the Crown Prosecution Service, the AIRE Centre, Withers LLP, Unite the Union, MSCI, State Street Global Services, Alternative Investment Solutions, Millennium & Copthorne Holdings, and the offices of various distinguished Barristers and Solicitors in London. Individuals who attend the Law in London program are supervised by American faculty who assist with housing, internships, and mentoring. Students engage in a variety of organized internship placements in criminal law and trial law, at financial and governmental institutions, and in corporate settings.

Program Dates, Fees, Housing, and Application Information:

Applications received before February 20 are given preferred consideration and reviewed on a rolling basis. Applications may be received after February 20, and will be reviewed on a rolling basis subject to availability in the program. For more information, contact Associate Dean Chris Day at ccday@law.syr.edu or Associate Dean Aviva Abramovsky at aabramov@law.syr.edu. Additional details can be obtained from Andrew S. Horsfall, Executive Director of International Programs and Initiatives at ashorsfa@law.syr.edu, Ph (315)-443-1962 or Fax (315)-443-9568.

Financial Aid

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 posted on the financial aid website in March. Additionally, students must have a current academic year FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on file. Contact the College of Law 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: SU 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. 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.