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Foreign Study Program Overview and Goals

Stanford Law School Requirements

Students who participate in the Foreign Study Program are not exempted from Stanford Law School’s graduation requirements. They must complete, at Stanford, the ethics, writing, and professional skills requirements of the J.D. degree. It is each student’s responsibility to determine how a quarter of foreign study will affect his or her ability to fulfill Stanford Law School’s graduation requirements.

In addition, to be awarded credit by Stanford Law School for a course of study at a foreign school, students who participate in the Foreign Study program must, upon their return to Stanford, provide the Foreign Law Programs Committee with:

  • A transcript or certificate documenting courses they have successfully completed.
  • Copies of any written work they completed during the course of their study.
  • A copy of the written Final Report that: (a) describes the student’s academic and intellectual experience at the foreign school; (b) describes in summary form the student’s experience regarding institutional, administrative, and logistical matters; (c) indicates whether the student would recommend study at the foreign school for other Stanford Law School
    students; and (d) identifies any changes in the exchange program at the foreign school that the student would recommend. The Final Report should be in the 5‐ to 15‐page range. The Final Report must be submitted to the faculty advisor and the Foreign Law Programs Committee no later than the due date for papers written by non‐graduating students in courses during the quarter of foreign study.