International exchange | Law

International exchange

Completing one or two semesters of your law degree program at an overseas institution is both a culturally rewarding and intellectually enriching experience. International exchange is a very popular option amongst UNSW Law School students, and those who complete one semester of international exchange do so in lieu of one semester worth of law electives the student would otherwise complete here at UNSW. Students will go on Exchange in fourth or fifth year for undergraduate or during the second or third year of a Juris Doctor program.

Information Sessions

The Global Mobility program (International Exchange) conducts information meetings during the semester. Each week the session focuses on a different country or area and covers relevant general information. For details of when and where the information meetings are offered, please visit the UNSW International Exchange website.

Exchange office move: Please note that from 27 November 2017, the exchange office has relocated from the Red Centre to the John Goodsell builiding in upper campus- map reference F20. 

A specific information session is held every semester for Law students. Details will be published on the Law students' notice board & promoted to students via email and this website. The next session will be held in mid-August 2018, date to be announced. 

Application Process

Term 1 2019 Applications now open, closing May 11 2018! 

The application deadline is 5pm on Friday 11 May 2018 (late applications are accepted until 5pm on Friday 18 May 2018 with an additional late application fee of $110.

The full application process for JD and LLB students is outlined on the Exchange website. You may wish to contact the Associate Dean (International) Gabrielle Appleby ( prior to lodging your application to discuss your proposed destination and to ensure you select a place that fits your goals and interests. Student Exchange applications take approximately 9 months to process so students need to apply at least 9 months before they wish to go on exchange.

JD and LLB Exchange Information Sheets 

Students wishing to go on exchange as part of their Bachelor of Law (LLB) or Juris Doctor degree program should read the appropriate information sheet below carefully as it contains information specific to their degree.

LLM Exchange Information Sheet

IMPORTANT: Effective from S1 2013, research essays completed while on Exchange will NOT be accepted for the purpose of Law Honours Nomination.