The Law School participates in twelve exchange programs with foreign universities. In an exchange program, UW students pay the same tuition and fees to UW that they would pay for a semester at UW, but attend foreign law schools or programs. In exchange, the foreign schools send their students to the UW Law School. Some of the foreign programs are taught in English while others require proficiency in another language. Currently, the UW Law School has exchange programs with the following institutions: 

JLU-Giessen, Giessen, Germany

University of Groningen, The Netherlands

European University Institute, Florence, Italy

Diego Portales University, Santiago, Chile

Pontifical Catholic University, Lima, Peru

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

University of Paris X, Nanterre, Paris, France

Pontifical Catholic University, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India

Sao Paulo Law School of Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV Law School), Brazil

NEW: Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand

Application procedure, deadline & decision

We have an information session on Study Abroad during the fall semester to discuss the various study abroad options available to students and another session in the spring semester to explain the application and selection process.  All interested law students are welcome.  Questions? Contact Sumudu Atapattu

  • Application deadline for 2021-22: March 31, 2021
  • Send the Study Abroad Application form (PDF) and other documents on or before the deadline to: Sumudu Atapattu, Director, Research Centers and International Programs (6218 Law)
  • Deadline to notify students: April 12, 2021 (or sooner)
  • Deadline to notify study abroad office of decision: April 25, 2021

CISI Insurance

UW-Madison requires all students participating in a UW-sponsored program to obtain CISI insurance. This is a mandatory requirement.  The failure to obtain CISI insurance two weeks before departure may result in being unable to transfer credits upon return.

Apply online for CISI Insurance

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