***The LondonEx Summer Externship Program will run in a remote modality during the Summer 2021 term. Students will not travel to/live in London, but will work remotely with externship placements based in London***
Train with London’s Leading Legal Practitioners
Syracuse University College of Law proudly offers one of the nation’s longest-running externship programs with a wide variety of legal placements based in London. Students will work as externs over a six-, seven- or eight-week experience, gaining international exposure to lawyering in a global context while working alongside solicitors and barristers who provide personalized mentoring. For over 40 years[PDF], 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.
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 make 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 included 15 students from Syracuse Law and other ABA-approved law schools.
Program Costs and Application
2021 Program Dates:
Orientation (offered remotely): May 17 - 21
6-Week Placement Program: May 25 - July 2 (4 credits)
7-Week Placement Program: May 25 - July 9 (5 credits)
8-Week Placement Program: May 25 - July 16 (6 credits)
- Tuition: $2,000 per credit
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The LondonEx Experience
Rigorous coursework and hands-on learning experiences cultivate a student’s ability to pursue a career working in a global context with lawyers from throughout the world. Our Summer 2021 remote placements include the AIRE Centre, Withers LLP, others in London and the United Kingdom. Individuals who enroll in LondonEx are mentored by practitioners and supervised by American faculty who guide students in learning from their experiences.
Your transcript will reflect that you have enrolled in Law 910: LondonEx - Clinic Internships. Students are graded on a pass/fail basis unless their school requires an assigned grade.
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. Interns participate in an intensive orientation on the British legal system. Weekly seminars, led by faculty and practitioners, augment the internship.
Program requirements include mandatory orientation and class attendance, completion of seminar readings, regular reflective writings, competent completion of internship responsibilities, and a final presentation. All events and meetings will be held remotely during the Summer 2021 program.
It is the student's responsibility to confirm with their home school/college that this course and placement experience may be used to satisfy their degree requirements.
Applications received before March 1 are given preferred consideration and reviewed on a rolling basis based on program availability.
For more information, please contact:
- Faculty Director and Professor, Mary Helen McNeal at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Assistant Dean of International Programs, Andrew S. Horsfall at email@example.com
"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
Financial Aid and Travel Notices
Syracuse University College of Law students who participate in the summer LondonEx program may apply for Federal Direct Loans to help cover the cost of tuition and other program-related costs. 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 there is insufficient student and/or placement interest. In the event of cancellation, all tuition and 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.
*The program did not run in the Summer of 2020 due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.