Welcome to the Rogers College of Law Exchange Program
Canada, Mexico, France or Puerto Rico for a semester!
Second and third year University of Arizona JD candidates at the Rogers College of Law are eligible for one-semester visits under three separate exchange programs,
1) the North American Consortium on Legal Education (NACLE)
UA law students typically visit at one of four Canadian partners, and Mexican
Universities are available but require fluency in Spanish (no English coursework).
University of British Columbia (Vancouver)
2) University of Puerto Rico Law School
3) the University of Lyon (Universite Jean Moulin Lyon 3)
These are “home-home” exchange programs. Rogers College of Law students continue to pay their College of Law tuition via their Arizona bursar’s account (Student Link) as they normally would, and remain eligible for most financial aid.
- Law students must be in good standing and have maintained a 2.75 GPA minimum, through the time of application. Those interested should complete and submit an informal application to Professor David Gantz, or to Ms. Carolyn Coolidge.
- The College of Law will provide a letter of nomination to the host school as required.
- Exchange students will receive a graded transcript from the host school upon completion of the term, and the grades will be posted to your UA official transcript as "Pass." Up to 10 units may be transferred subject to verification of hours, grades and courses passed. Courses in which a grade of C (or its equivalent) or above is received may be transferred. For details regarding the grading process, contact Mandy Shoemaker, Law Registrar.
How to Apply
Formal application is made to Prof. David A. Gantz, or through program administrator Carolyn Coolidge, by downloading a PDF Exchange application, and submitting by email (preferred) or print and deliver to 2nd floor Law Commons mail boxes.
A decision whether to exchange for either a fall or spring visit must be made during the prior spring (by March 1st); however, individual host university rules vary, contact Ms. Coolidge for specific details.
As a general rule (except for the University of Puerto Rico), no more than two Rogers College of Law students may visit simultaneously at a single foreign institution, so early application is advisable. Documentation requirements are established by each foreign school.
As there are limited opportunities available, it is important that College of Law students apply for visits only if they are reasonably sure that they intend to make the visit, and notify UA exchange administrators immediately of any change of plans.