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Big Ben in London

King’s College London (KCL) is situated in a prime location beside the Thames River and Fleet Street in London, England – one of the largest cities in the world with a population of over 8 million people. For over two thousand years London has played a pivotal role on the world stage. With unparalleled diversity – over 300 languages are spoken in the city – London provides an ample opportunity to study law and world culture. The city boasts UNESCO World Heritage sites, countless museums, and many historical attractions. It is a center of finance, research and development, fashion, culture, and education for much of Europe and the world.

UNC Students may take between 12-15 credit hours which are applicable toward their J.D. degree from UNC School of Law. Students are able to choose from a variety of classes to fit their particular needs and concentrations. The semester exchange program is administered jointly between the UNC Study Abroad office and the Law School’s International and LL.M. Programs unit. Detailed information on KCL and application procedures are all fully described on the UNC Study Abroad site. Students must have a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.30 to attend this selective exchange program. Students interested in a fall exchange apply in February and those interested in a spring exchange apply in September. Each semester's application deadline is posted at the Study Abroad link above.

Founded in 1831, the Dickson Poon School of Law has earned a reputation as a leading school in the UK and the world. The school has been revitalized in recent years after a £20 million endowment to improve the university’s facilities. The Dickson Poon School of Law boasts the King’s Law Journal and the King’s Student Law Review – two respected law publications cited in commonwealth counties as well as the United States.

King’s College London has a highly developed support system for international students, including a dedicated advising corps and many student services dedicated to easing the transition for study abroad students.

Courtesy King's College London

The law school is located one block from the Thames on the “Strand” campus down the road from the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, one of the Inns of Court in England, with whom UNC has an ongoing affiliation with our Moot Court competition. The law school resides in Somerset House, which sits close to the Royal Courts of Justice, Parliament, and several large international law firms. It’s the perfect place to study law in London.

NAFSA, the Association of International Educators, is an excellent source for information about your studies abroad. You can read their UK Visa FAQs online to learn more about the UK visa process.

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