Study Abroad.

Study Abroad

The practice of law has become increasingly globalized with attorney and client often located in different countries.  As a law school located within minutes of an international border, the University at Buffalo School of Law keenly recognizes the value of studying law in another country.

Our study abroad options provide students with the opportunity to

  • pursue areas of legal study which will complement their Buffalo coursework;
  • to improve their understanding of a foreign legal system and cultural practices;
  • and to enhance their ability to work across cultures and borders in their future legal careers.

In addition, students will gain valuable skills navigating their way around a new school, legal system and country, while making linkages and friendships that will endure long past law school.

 Jordan Sieracki.

Jordan Sieracki '18 blogs about her experience studying abroad at the University of Glasgow, Scotland in the fall of 2016.

Contact Us

If you are interested in our Study Abroad program, please contact:

  • Meredith Kolsky Lewis, Professor; Director of the Cross-Border Legal Studies Center; Vice Dean for International and Graduate Programs

Our Bilateral Exchange Programs

When you visit either one of these institutions you are considered an international exchange student, which is governed by the formal exchange agreement with that partner school.



Australia: University of New South Wales Law

Ranked 14th leading law school in the world in the 2017 QS World University Rankings, UNSW Law graduates receive an internationally recognized qualification and the specialized skills and attributes they need to succeed in their chosen career paths.

Sydney, capital of New South Wales and one of Australia's largest cities, has a diverse population of over 4 million people. This vibrant city features a rich history, coastal location, and internationally-recognized tourist attractions like the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney Tower’s Skywalk, and the Darling Harbour.

With over 50,000-plus undergraduate and postgraduate students, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney is one of Australia’s most cosmopolitan universities. The main UNSW campus, Kensington Campus, is located just over 4 miles from the city center of Sydney. Other major campuses are Art & Design in Paddington and UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defense Force Academy.

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Academic Program

University at Buffalo School of Law students coordinate course choices with their academic advisors. Law students may "mix and match" coursework within the JD and Master's of Law programs; however, they may not enroll in courses with JURD course codes.

UNSW Law JD Program and Postgraduate Law coursework programs include:

  • Master of Laws (LLM)
  • Master of International Law and International Relations (MILIR)
  • Master of Human Rights Law and Policy (MHRLP)
  • Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR)
  • Master of Environmental Law & Policy (MELP)
  • Master of Business Law (MBL)
  • Master of Law, Media and Journalism (MLMJ)
  • Master of Criminal Justice & Criminology (MCJC) 

Students may refer to the 2018 Handbook to search course availability. You may also view the UNSW timetable schedules and class utilization tool.
While researching courses, it is important to note that the UNSW school year follows the calendar year, and thus Trimester 1 begins in January rather than in the US fall.  Because UNSW is on a trimester system in which students usually take 3 courses at a time, Study Abroad students follow a tailored trimester model to enable them to take 4 courses during their time at UNSW.  As such, students will generally either follow the “Tailored Trimester 1” option (see information sheet) which begins in early January with a 4 week intensive course followed by 3 courses in Trimester 1 (ending in mid-May), or the Tailored Trimester 3 option, which begins in mid-August with a 4 week intensive course, followed by 3 courses in Trimester 3 (ending in mid-December).  Each UNSW course will convert to 3 or 4 UB credits.


The University of New South Wales has a number of on-campus and off-campus living options. Students can stay in on-campus accommodations with furnished single bedrooms and shared common areas and kitchens. Upon accepting an offer of admission, students may apply for housing.  Exchange students can choose self-catered on-campus accommodation in the University Terraces or Colombo House designed for more mature/graduate level students, or catered on-campus options in The Kensington Colleges, Fig Tree Hall College or UNSW Hall. Please visit the exchange student accommodations page for additional options including apartments, private accommodation, and homestay. 

Estimated Costs

Estimated costs for this program can be found online at the top of this page next to Budget Sheets by clicking on the term.

UB students are encouraged to apply for study abroad scholarships. To learn more about the scholarships available to UB students, please visit our scholarships page.

Program Dates

  • Fall Semester (Semester 2): Mid July-Late November
  • Spring Semester (Semester 1): Mid February-Late June

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester and Academic Year:  March 15
  • Spring Semester: October 1

Admission Requirements

Open to University at Buffalo School of Law students, by pre-approval of faculty/department.

For More Information

Visit the University of New South Wales Law website.