Suffolk University Law School offers a wide array of international courses, ranging from public international law to international business transactions, and comparative legal cultures, as well as the option to specialize with the international law concentration. These offerings stress the impact of multiple legal systems on transactions and resolution of disputes, and the role of the lawyers in the world economy.
Almost every field of law now contains a substantial international element. Training students in a variety of international law subjects equips them to practice in a legal world necessarily reaching beyond national borders. Students may opt to study at a foreign law school or perhaps gain work experience overseas with an international internship, or even choose to participate in a two-week foreign summer program at the National University of Ireland at Galway (NUI Galway).
The central educational purpose of the Law School’s foreign study programs is to immerse participating students and faculty in the social and cultural context of another country in order to enhance their understanding of that country’s legal traditions and enrich their intensive and rigorous study of the pertinent bodies of comparative and international law. A second major objective of our foreign programs is to encourage Suffolk Law faculty to engage with the hosting institution’s faculty in collaborative teaching that exposes our students to cross-cultural legal perspectives. A third purpose is to develop extracurricular opportunities for students to interact with judges, lawyers, students and other members of foreign legal communities; and to visit courtrooms and other locales important to the hosting community’s legal infrastructure. Finally, the Law School’s foreign study programs seek to foster long-term academic relationships with the faculties and student bodies of our foreign hosting institutions.
International Study - Program Choices
Suffolk University Law School has an exclusive agreement with the Center for International Legal Studies (CILS) to offer Internships to U.S. law students and Externships. International internships are available to JD students for credit in conformity with the American Bar Association guidelines, and international externships are for LLM students and other post-graduates with law degrees.
LL.M. in European Business Law - Lund, Sweden
One or two Suffolk University Law students or graduates will be selected for a nomination to the program in European Business Law at the University of Lund. Designed to provide advanced knowledge of legal, business, and political aspects of European affairs, this program is a unique opportunity for the right student.
Semester Abroad Opportunities
Suffolk University Law School students have the unique opportunity to participate in one of four exchange agreements. Students may spend one semester at Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet (HHU) Dusseldorf, Germany, Universidad Panamericana Guadalajara (UPG), Mexico, Sapienza University of Rome, or University of Lund, Sweden. These exchange programs are excellent global experiences and make it possible for upper class Suffolk Law students to take law classes in Germany, Italy, Mexico, or Sweden.