Summer in France Apply

Learn about the application process and policies for the Summer in France program.

Program Dates

May 14 - June 27, 2018 (Dates in France are May 22 - June 27, 2018)


To apply for the 2018 Summer in France program, complete the online application.


The Summer in France program is limited to 25 students. Any student in good standing attending an ABA-accredited law school who has completed one year of full- or part-time law study is eligible to enroll.

There are no prerequisites for any of the courses in this program. Qualified students will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.

Financial Requirements

For more information, visit Summer in France Costs & Scholarships.

Grade Point Requirements

To be accepted into the Summer in France program, a first-year student must have achieved a 2.0 grade point average after the first semester, and a second-year student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

Anyone who is accepted but later falls below these requirements will be withdrawn from the program, even if the program has already started. Refunds will be made pursuant to the Summer in France Cancellation, Withdrawal, and Refund Policy.

Requirements for Non-Drake Students

An applicant from a law school other than Drake University must submit a written statement from the Dean or other appropriate official of his or her law school, certifying that the applicant is in good academic standing and is not on probation for disciplinary or other reasons.

The statement should also indicate that the applicant's law school will accept the credit earned from the Summer in France program. The application will not be processed until this statement is received.

The American Bar Association has approved the 2018 Summer in France program, and the program is offered as part of the fully accredited Drake Law School curriculum. Students' home law schools, however, must determine whether to accept any credit or grade for courses taken in the program.

The applicant is responsible for arranging to receive academic credit from his or her law school for successful completion of the program.

For questions, contact Ellen Yee, Director of International Programs, at 515-271-1914 or

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