The legal job market is rapidly internationalizing, with a growing need for attorneys skilled in areas such as cross-border mergers and acquisitions, international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution, anti-dumping and competition law, project finance, and global compliance. Most attorneys will encounter international issues even in their domestic practices, including immigration, international sales, and foreign property issues.

Students who study abroad gain firsthand experience firsthand how law is practiced overseas. Study abroad also teaches students new forms of legal reasoning, increases their intercultural legal competence, and, where applicable, strengthens their professional foreign language ability.

Temple Law is the only US law school with our own study abroad on our campuses in Rome and Tokyo, taught by main campus Temple Law faculty and well-recognized local adjuncts who have taught in these programs for years.

Exchange Programs

Dates to Remember
Fall Application Deadline
Spring Application Deadline

In addition to the Summer Program in Rome and the Semester Abroad Program in Tokyo, the law school offers Temple J.D. students semester-long study abroad opportunities with our partner universities, including:

Grades earned for a full semester or year’s work at another law school as a visiting student will not be calculated into the student’s GPA at Temple.

Inbound Study Abroad Opportunities for Chinese Partner Students

Current students and alumni from our esteemed partner institutions (listed below), are invited to partake in an academic exchange experience at Temple University. Additionally, current students and alumni of these partner institutions benefit from exclusive scholarship opportunities when they enroll in the LL.M. for Foreign-Trained Lawyers program and the Summer Law Program in Rome.


  • (East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai University)
  • (Shanghai University of Political Science and Law)


  • (Beijing Foreign Studies University)
  • (Beijing Forestry University)
  • (Capital University of Economics and Business)

Changsha (Central South University)
Chongqing (Southwest University of Political Science and Law)
Hangzhou (Zhejiang University)
Jinhua (Zhejiang Normal University)
Kunming (Yunnan University)
Nanjing (Southeast University)
Tianjin (Nankai University)
Wenzhou (Wenzhou University)
Zhuhai (Beijing Normal University)