The Law School participates in twelve exchange programs with foreign universities. In an exchange program, UW students pay the same tuition and fees to UW that they would pay for a semester at UW, but attend foreign law schools or programs. In exchange, the foreign schools send their students to the UW Law School. Some of the foreign programs are taught in English while others require proficiency in another language.

Currently, the UW Law School has exchange programs with the following institutions and most programs limit the participation to 2 students per semester (but this is flexible): 

JLU-Giessen — Giessen, Germany

JLU-Giessen in Germany

  • Classes mainly taught in German but some classes are now taught in English
  • Program director:  Professor Anuj Desai

University of Groningen — the Netherlands

University of Groningen in the Netherlands

  • Classes taught in English.
  • Program director: Grace Kube

European University Institute — Florence, Italy

European University Institute in Italy

Diego Portales University — Santiago, Chile

Diego Portales University in Chile

Pontifical Catholic University — Lima, Peru

Pontifical Catholic University in Peru

University of the Witwatersrand — Johannesburg, South Africa

University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa

University of Sheffield — Sheffield, United Kingdom

University of Sheffield in the UK

University of Paris X, Nanterre — Paris, France

University of Paris X in France

Pontifical Catholic University — Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Pontifical Catholic University in Brazil

National Law School of India University — Bangalore, India

National Law School of India University in India

Sao Paulo Law School of Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV Law School) — Brazil

Sao Paulo Law School of Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Brazil

Thammasat University, — Bangkok, Thailand

Thammasat University in Thailand

Application procedure, Deadline & Decision

If you have questions about a particular study abroad program, please contact the relevant program director. For questions of an administrative nature, please  contact Sumudu Atapattu

CISI Insurance

UW-Madison requires all students participating in a UW-sponsored program to obtain CISI insurance. This is a mandatory requirement.  The failure to obtain CISI insurance two weeks before departure may result in being unable to transfer credits upon return.

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