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.

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.

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
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Scotland: University of Glasgow School of Law

An exchange agreement between the University at Buffalo and the University of Glasgow has opened doors between both institutions.


Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. With over 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the University of Glasgow welcomes international students from 120 countries. The University of Glasgow Law School hosts exchange students from over 40 worldwide institutions each year.

The Law School is situated in the historic Stair Building and the Sir Alexander Stone Building, both at the heart of the University's beautiful Gilmorehill campus in the West End of Glasgow.

Location: Glasgow, with a population of around 600,000, is Scotland's largest city and is the commercial capital of Scotland. It is the UK's largest retail center after London. The city houses many wonderful municipal art galleries and museums, theaters, public gardens, first class sports and leisure facilities, and an array of restaurants, pubs and clubs. Spectacular countryside and coastal views are within easy reach, and the city is only 42 miles from Scotland's capital city of Edinburgh.

Academics: School of Law students coordinate course choices with their academic advisors. Some specialized disciples may include:

  • Corporate & Financial Law
  • Diploma in Professional Legal Practice
  • Intellectual Property & the Digital Economy
  • International Commercial Law
  • International Competition Law & Policy
  • International Economic Law
  • International Law
  • International Law & Security
  • International Law of Global Security, Peace & Development

Students may search the course catalog to learn what courses are offered during the term they wish to study at the University of Glasgow Law School. In addition, please view the Visiting Students Guide linked in the Course Selection section of their website.

To learn more about accommodations, costs and the application process, visit UB’s website Study Abroad: University of Glasgow Law School.

During a student’s time away, 12 placeholder credits will be inputted to demonstrate a student’s enrollment status. These 12 credits do not necessarily represent the exact number of credits that will transfer in upon the receipt of transcripts from a foreign institution.