Have you ever wanted to live abroad, discover a new culture, improve your language skills and study in depth the laws of a different legal system? If so then the Erasmus/exchange programme might be exactly what you are looking for.
The Law School has an extensive exchange programme with over 30 prestigious Law Schools across Europe, North America, Australia and the Far East. Law students are permitted to study abroad in their Junior Sophister year. Students can study abroad for the full year or for one semester. Students continue to pay Trinity fees, in so far as these are required, but pay no fees to the host university. An Erasmus mobility is grant provided for students studying in a European university. There is financial support for students attending universities outside the EU through the Global Mobility bursaries. More information can be found here.
Single Honors Law students have two options:
- Apply for Non-EU and European Erasmus and Non-European exchanges of the Law School (see Partner Universities.)
- Apply for Non-EU College-wide exchange via the Academic Registry to Australian National University (Canberra), National University of Singapore, the University of Queensland, University of Stellenbosch, City University of Hong Kong, and Singapore Management University.
Joint Honors Law with Political Science students have two options:
- Apply for European Erasmus exchanges via the Law School with the selected universities in Helsinki, Sciences Po Paris, Strasbourg, Bologna, Berlin, ESADE Law School Barcelona, University of Hong Kong, Queen's University Kingston, Ontario (Canada) and Washington, and Lee University, Lexington (USA).
- Apply for Non-EU College-wide exchange via the Academic Registry to Australian National University (Canberra), National University of Singapore, and the University of Queensland for the full academic year or one semester and study Law and Political Science modules. Apply for one semester exchange and study Political Science modules only in a Non-EU university. The list can be found here .
Joint Honors Law with Business students have two options:
- Apply for Non-EU and European Erasmus exchanges via the Law School with the selected universities in Strasbourg, Uppsala, Madrid, Berlin Louvain, and Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto (Canada), University of Notre Dame (USA) and Ohio Fisher College of Business (USA).
- Apply for Non-EU College-wide exchange via Academic Registry to the Australian National University for the full academic year, or one semester, and study Law and Business modules. Apply for one semester Michaelmas term exchange and study Business modules only in over 25 non-EU Universities. The full list can be found on the Business School Study Abroad Webpage.
Joint Honors Law with a Language students:
- Only eligible to study in France or Germany. For the list of Universities available please refer to the Partner Universities.
For a list of the universities available to each law degree programme with the language of instruction and number of places available, please follow this link:
- Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne
- Paris II Pantheon Assas
- University of Bordeaux
- IEP/ Sciences Po, Paris
- Toulouse I
- Humboldt Universitat zu Berlin
- Bayerische Julius-Maximilians-Universitat Würzburg
- Universitat Hamburg
- Johannes-Gutenberg-Universitat Mainz
- Philips- Universitat Marburg
- Friedrich Schiller- Universitat Jena
- Eberhard Karls Universitat Tübingen
- Ludwig-Maximilians- Universitat Munchen
- Albert-Ludwigs-Universitat Freiburg
- Universidad de Granada
- Carlos III Madrid (open to Law with Business students only)
- ESADE Law School, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona
- Uppsala University (open to Law and Business students only)
United States of America
- Boston College, Law School
- Indiana University, Bloomington, Maurer School of Law
- University of Notre Dame
- Washington and Lee University, School of Law
- Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University (open Joint Honors Law with Business students only)
The Law School allocates places using a competitive selection process. It is primarily based on the results of Junior Freshman examinations. Applicant students are ranked in order of their JF results and offered the highest of their preference that is available to them. Language skills are also taken into consideration if required. Interviews are only organised for Indiana University, Bloomington to select the best candidate. Studying abroad is demanding and requires high levels of academic ability and dedication in order to adapt, succeed and reap the rewards. The allocation of places is strictly subject to the student attaining at least a II.I grade in their forthcoming Senior Freshman examinations.
Students should understand that they will need to work hard while abroad. Our partner universities have very high standards, and the results which students attain abroad, will, after conversion into Trinity grades by the Law School’s Court of Examiners, count for a significant proportion of each exchange student’s degree.
For students who entered Trinity from 2019/20 onwards, the Junior Sophister year will make up 30% of the final degree grade.
For students who entered Trinity before 2019/20, the Junior Sophister year will make up 50% of the final degree grade.
For these reasons, the year abroad must be taken seriously. However, experience has shown that the Trinity Law students who go abroad tend to be very able and motivated and acquit themselves very well, as well as enjoying all the other benefits of the experience.
Law and Language students are required to take part in the exchange programme in their Junior Sophister year. Students must study 30 ECTS in Law modules. The law modules can be taught through English or French/German. Students must also study 30 ECTS to meet the French or Germanic Studies requirement. This will involve taking a mandatory language course. The remaining ECTS can be law modules or modules from another department, as long as they are taught through the language of the host university.
For Law and Language students who entered Trinity from 2019/20 onwards, the Junior Sophister year abroad counts 30% towards the final degree grade.
For Law and Language students who entered Trinity before 2019/20, the Junior Sophister year abroad counts 35% towards the final degree grade.
- Law and French Requirements 2021/22
- Law and German Requirements 2021/22
- Application Form
- Personal Declaration
- Grade Conversion
For Singles Honors Law and Joints Honors Law with Business/Political Science:
The deadline to apply is 12noon Wednesday 8th December 2021.
Please carefully read the School Erasmus and Exchange Programme Rules 2022/23. If you agree to abide by the rules, you can complete the online application form here.
As you must complete the online application form in one sitting, we recommend that you fill out a practise word document form in advance.
*NOTE* - If you are applying to Indiana University, Bloomington, you will be asked to complete an interview in early January with Prof. Neville Cox.
For Law and Language students:
The deadline to apply is 12 noon Friday 7th January 2022.
Please carefully read the Law and Language Year Abroad Requirements 2022/23 and fill out the online application form related to your course below.
Joint Honors Law with French application form.
Joint Honors Law with German application form.
If you have any queries, your first point of contact is the International and Visiting Student Office in Room 0.1C in House 39. If you have an academic-related query, please contact the relevant Erasmus Coordinators below:
Celine Walsh - International and Visting Student Executive Officer
Email: email@example.com Office Hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday: 11am to 1pm
Room 0.1C: International and Visiting Student Office
Dr. Rachael Walsh - Erasmus Coordinator for Outgoing Exchange Students
Dr. Eoin O'Dell - Erasmus Co-ordinator for Incoming Visiting Students