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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 – the law school is housed in the renown Somerset House. London is 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 12-16 credit hours which are applicable toward their J.D. degree from UNC School of Law. Students are able to choose from an amazingly WIDE RANGE of LL.M. PROGRAMclasses to fit their particular needs and concentrations. Students must have a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.30 to attend this selective exchange program.

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, now in the Somerset House. 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 four Inns of Court in England, with whom UNC has an ongoing affiliation with our Moot Court competition. UNC law students are encouraged to participate in both Middle Temple-sponsored events and activities at the UNC-owned Winston House center in London (near the National British Museum) during their time in England. The law school is a five-minute stroll 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, required of U.S. citizens if they plan to work or intern in addition to their academic studies.

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