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
Australia Scotland Spain

Spain: Escola Superior d'Administració i Direcció d'Empreses (ESADE)

This semester-long study abroad program not only exposes UB School of Law students to ESADE’s high-caliber legal curriculum and faculty, but also gives students an opportunity to live in one of the most vibrant cities in Europe.


The Escola Superior d'Administració i Direcció d'Empreses Law School, part of Ramon Llull University, was created in 1992 in order to train legal professionals capable of coping with the challenges posed by globalization. The law school is situated on the ESADE campus in Barcelona and has campuses in Madrid, Buenos Aires and Casablanca.

Location: Barcelona is a cosmopolitan metropolis located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. It is the second largest city in Spain with a population of just over 1.5 million in central Barcelona and 4 million in the greater Barcelona area. One of its greatest virtues as a city dating back to Roman times is its ability to mix the old with the new. It is also rich in architecture, with Modernist buildings such as the Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell designed by Antoni Gaudí, and many other architectural masterpieces. Barcelona is the capital of the Spanish region of Catalonia. This region is fiercely proud of its own heritage, character, and Catalan language (the co-official language of Spain).   

Academics: School of Law students coordinate course choices with their academic advisors. UB School of Law students will take classes taught in English in the fall semester.  For more information, visit the ESADE Law School website. Courses may include:

  • Analysis of the Jurisprudence of the European Courts
  • Comparative Business Corporate Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Diplomatic & Consular Law & Practice
  • Finance and Banking Law
  • Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademark
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Taxation
  • Legal Ethics
  • Private M&A: Acquisitions and Joint Ventures
  • Real Estate
  • Tort Law

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