Exchange Programs

The Schulich School of Law is committed to promoting student opportunities to study in other countries, including civil law and other traditions. Exchanges are normally for one term and open to third year students. Home tuition arrangements generally apply where Dalhousie students are allowed to study at exchange partner institutions without additional tuition fees.

The application deadline is in February each year and students wishing to undertake an exchange must apply to the Chair of the International Linkages Committee. Selection is the responsibility of the International Linkages Committee of the faculty. Students must have at least a B- grade average in law school. No student shall receive credit for participation in more than one exchange program.

Students wishing to obtain further details on existing exchanges, listed below, are advised to consult materials on the Schulich School of Law website. A public information session about available exchange opportunities is normally held in the law school each January. Appropriate websites, faculty liaison persons and the Chair of the International Linkages Committee may also be consulted.

Students wishing to study away on a letter of permission for a year or a term at another Canadian law school should speak to the Director, Student Services and Engagement for more details. Students who spend a term at another Canadian law school will not be permitted to participate in an exchange program during the same academic year.



Currently the Schulich School of Law has exchange agreements with more than 20 universities, including:

  • Arctic University of Norway (Tromsø, Norway)
  • Bucerius Law School (Hamburg, Germany)
  • Centro de lnvestigaciones y Docencia Económicas* (CIDE) (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • George Washington University* (Washington, USA)
  • Instituto Technologico De Estudios Superiores De Monterrey Escuela De Derecho (ITESM)* (Monterrey, Mexico)
  • Laval University (Quebec, QC)
  • Lund University (Lund, Sweden)
  • National University of Singapore (Singapore)
  • Queen's University Belfast (Northern Ireland)
  • Queensland University of Technology (Queensland, Australia)
  • Southwestern Law School* (California, USA)
  • Tsinghua Law School (Beijing, China)
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Facultad de Derecho and lnstituto de lnvestigaciones Jurídicas* (Mexico)
  • Universidad Panamericana, Facultad de Derecho* (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • University of Arizona* (Arizona, USA)
  • University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law* (Vancouver, BC)
  • University of Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain)
  • University of Bergen (Bergen, Norway)
  • University of Genoa, College of Law. (Genoa, Italy)
  • University of Houston Law Centre* (Texas, USA)
  • University of Limerick (Limerick, Ireland)
  • University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law* (Ottawa, ON)
  • University of Southampton (Southampton, UK)
  • University of The Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • Victoria University of Wellington (Wellington, New Zealand)
  • Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

*Partnerships under N.A.C.L.E. agreement


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