Mexico City, Mexico
Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Each semester, second and third year students enrolled at UNC School of Law may participate in nine international exchange programs:
Students can earn 12 -15 hours of law school PS/F credit overseas. UNC law students MUST earn a grade equivalency of a "C or better" in the grading system of the institution they are attending--we use conversion charts from the institutions for the calculations. Thus, a "C-" or a passing grade is not sufficient, but a grade of "C or better" is required. This is then recorded on the student's UNC School of Law transcript as a "PS" for Law Study Abroad for the number of credit hours taken. It does not change the GPA of the student, either up or down.
Each semester exchange program concentrates on international and comparative law. Students are only required to be fluent in the native language of instruction (Spanish) for the Iberoamericana program; the other exchange sites offer law programs in English. Students may participate in a semester study abroad through another university; however, permission must be obtained from the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
Additionally, students must fill out the necessary forms to apply for semester exchange programs.
Students who wish to apply for a semester exchange program should have a 3.0 GPA. A 3.33 GPA for Hong Kong University and a 3.30 GPA for King's College London is required. If one’s GPA is less than 3.0, a student must obtain permission from the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs to participate in a semester exchange.