Mercer co-sponsors a semester abroad program in London, England and four summer study abroad programs. As a member of a consortium of eight law schools who seek to expand their international reach, Mercer is able to provide ABA-approved study abroad experiences to any second or third year student interested in studying outside the U.S. As a result, Mercer students are encouraged to consider incorporating one or more of these offerings into their professional education.
Semester Abroad Program in London
Interested in studying full-time in the world-renowned city of London? Would you like to learn about the English legal system? This program might just be for you!
Our autumn in London program, co-sponsored with Stetson University College of Law, allows students to explore Europe, while also earning credits towards their J.D. degree. The curriculum includes U.S. law courses to keep students on track with bar preparation, but also offers courses specialized for study in England. There is also a required course comparing the legal systems in both the U.S. and the U.K.
Third year students may apply to participate in the London semester abroad during the fall of their third year. Enrollment in the program is not guaranteed, and requires permission of the law school administration.
Summer Abroad Programs
Mercer Law School participates in a consortium of several other ABA-approved law schools who offer summer study abroad programs in Argentina, China, The Netherlands, and Spain. These programs enable students to earn ABA-approved credit while studying in these locations.
Students who are interested in studying abroad are encouraged to attend one of the study abroad meetings that offered throughout the year, or to meet with the Director of International Initiatives, David Ritchie, to discuss their interest.
The Granada, Spain study abroad program is designed to prepare lawyers for the challenges of the international marketplace. The globalization of law practice and business is among the most significant developments shaping the legal profession. The development of multilateral trade agreements and increase in cross-border transactions will offer new opportunities for worldwide legal services, including resolution of disputes. Click here for information on the Spain program.
The Hague, Netherlands
This summer, get a front-row seat for the study of international courts and tribunals through study abroad in The Hague, Netherlands. The Hague is recognized globally as a center for international institutions and tribunals and is one of two capitals in the Netherlands.