Study Abroad

Trinity College  -  Dublin, Ireland

Trinity College Dublin, founded in the 16th century by Queen Elizabeth I, is a leading European university.  A broad array of international courses - with a particular emphasis on the law of the European Union - is available there.  In recent years, the city of Dublin has been one of the most dynamic in Europe, offering numerous cultural, commercial, and political activities. 

W&L students would normally spend only one semester at Trinity. Openings are limited. Study at Trinity may present challenges in meeting the law school's experiential credit graduation requirements. Students considering Trinity should discuss scheduling with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, who has the authority to grant waivers in appropriate cases. 

As soon as students are nominated to the Trinity Program, they should contact More information is available online here. Students applying to the Trinity program must officially apply to the Global Relations Office at Trinity before any arrangements with them are final.  The application form must be submitted no later than March 1st for students visiting in October and no later than September 1st for students visiting in January.  Click here for more information about Trinity College Dublin.

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

W&L Law also offers an exchange program with the University of Copenhagen, the largest educational institution in Denmark. The University of Copenhagen offers a significant number of courses in English each semester. This allows exchange students to put together a comprehensive study programme, which will meet the demands of their home institutions.  Click here for more information about University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Statement of Educational Objectives for Foreign Legal Study

W&L Law School recognizes that learning about foreign legal systems is an increasingly important part of legal education.  Foreign legal study allows students to gain insight into other legal systems and to develop cultural competency. 

W&L's primary educational objectives for foreign legal study are:  (1) to provide students an opportunity to become familiar with a foreign legal system; and (2) to learn about a foreign culture and increase students' capacity to represent a diversity of clients.