The Office of Global Programs is pleased to share that the application cycle for Spring 2022 Law Abroad programs in Buenos Aires and Paris will run from August 23 through September 4, 2021. Applications may be made by JD students who are in the classes of 2022 and 2023 (2Ls & 3Ls). Students will be notified of their admission status by mid-September and will need to make their decisions no later than October. Students preparing for the semester abroad will then launch visa procedures for the host country, and in due time switch their spring course registration from NYC courses to the law abroad courses. We hope to offer a set of courses at each site broadly comparable to prior years, but some modifications or reductions may be unavoidable.
The programs will only be offered where in-person participation is possible for a sufficient number of students. Due to travel and visa restrictions (currently applicable to both sites pending improvements in public health situations), and facilities and health issues precipitated by ongoing prevalence of COVID-19, we cannot yet be certain of the viability of these programs in Spring 2022. We are planning with the aim of offering the programs, but this is inevitably contingent on health conditions and resolution of these various issues and restrictions. We will communicate updates or changes to students as soon as relevant information becomes available.
Students planning to apply for the program should consider preparations for the semester abroad ahead of the application cycle. This includes securing a passport valid through at least the end of 2022, ensuring vaccinations are completed and an official record is available, and planning for Fall 2021 course registration. 3L applicants should ensure that they are prepared to complete any remaining graduation requirements during the Fall 2021 semester.
The application requires students to submit a resume, unofficial transcript and plan of study, which constitutes a personal statement about the personal, professional and academic reasons why the program is a good fit. If demand is high, priority will be given to 3L applicants, and 2Ls who wish to apply should state clearly in their plan of study a rationale for participating in the 2L year. More information is available on our website at Application and Enrollment Process.
Open advising hours will be offered via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays in June from 12:00-2:00 PM (EST), prior to first round of Fall 2021 NYU Law course bidding. Zoom details will be posted on our website. Students wishing to schedule an individual appointment before that or at any time, are encouraged to email the Office of Global Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org. An online information session will be held closer to the opening date of the application cycle in August.