Admission is competitive and enrollment is limited to approximately 70-100 students each semester. To be considered for admission, students must have completed foundational legal studies and thus be prepared for and capable of advanced legal studies. There is a presumptive requirement that all participants hold a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) or higher.
Most seats at CTLS are reserved for students from the Center’s global partner schools, which generally view it as an honors program and nominate students on a highly selective basis. A limited number of spots are also available to highly qualified law students from non-partner law schools. These applicants are referred to as “independent candidates.”
Independent candidates from U.S. law schools should note that the semester abroad program offered by CTLS is approved by the ABA.
To apply, go to Studio Abroad and select "apply now" to create an account. If you have already created an account for another study abroad program, please log in and start a new application.
Partner School Applicants
Please consult your home school for details and check with your administrator for application deadlines. Once you have been nominated by your school, please visit the CTLS Partner Nominees page on Studio Abroad. Your application will be marked as accepted within two working days once your signed Nominations/Student Information Form has been submitted.
Independent candidates must complete an online application on Studio Abroad and submit the following supporting documentation:
Résumé or CV
Letter of Good Standing from current law school
Letter of recommendation from faculty member or employer
Official transcript from current or most recently attended law school
Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis.
Independent Student tuition fees for 2018-2019 are US$12,500, or, if higher, the equivalent of a student's home school tuition (up to a maximum of US $20,000).