Study periods spent abroad not only enrich students' lives in the academic and professional fields, but can also improve language learning, intercultural skills, self-reliance and self-awareness. Their experiences give students a better sense of what it means to be a global citizen. In addition, many employers highly value such a period abroad, which increases the students' employability and job prospects. Staff exchanges have similar beneficial effects, both for the people participating and for the home and host institutions.
In the wake of globalization, students from various countries have a lot to learn from other countries, their legal systems, through an academic-cultural immersion. Student exchange programmes help achieve that and much more.
Logistically, student(s) from JGLS spends one (or two in exceptional cases) semester(s) in a partner university abroad, and earns credits in the host university, which fulfills the academic requirements at JGLS. The programme is reciprocal in nature, and therefore JGLS also accepts students from partner universities. The programme is also revenue-neutral for fee, and hence, students continue to pay for their tuition at home law school, but are responsible for their own travel and living expenses, except if they get a scholarship in two of our partner institutions.
JGLS has carved out successful student exchange programmes with following law schools around the world:
- Cornell Law School, Ithaca, USA
- Michigan Law School, Michigan, USA
- Indiana University Bloomington, Maurer School of Law, USA (with scholarship to JGLS student)
- Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, USA
- University of California, Davis School of Law, USA
- University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, USA
- Columbia Law School (individual exchange, and not institutional partnership)
- York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada
- Queen’s University Faculty of Law, Canada (with scholarship to JGLS student)
- Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany
- EBS Law School, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany
- International University College, Turin, Italy (with scholarship to JGLS student)
- HSE Faculty of Law, Moscow, Russia
- FGV, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- City University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law, Hong Kong
- Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, USA (underway)