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International Opportunities

Drake Law students have opportunities to expand their classroom knowledge abroad in France or Cuba.

Summer in France

Drake Law School's Summer in France program gives students a chance to earn 6 credits in comparative and international law subjects, taught in English, at the University of Nantes in Nantes, France.

During the trip, students participate in a mock trial with French lawyers, visit administrative courts and the local legislature, and more. The program is organized by Professor Ellen Yee.

Learn more about the Summer in France program.


Ag Law in Cuba

In 2012, a group of Drake Law School students became the first U.S. legal group to visit Cuba to study agricultural law. Since then, Neil Hamilton, emeritus director of the Agricultural Law Center, has lead Drake Law students to the country as part of a course on international agricultural development and the law.

During the visit, students meet with Cuban agriculture and legal officials, attend lectures about the Cuban legal and agricultural systems, and visit several farms and urban gardens.

Current travel restrictions prevent us from planning an immediate trip, however we will continue to monitor this with the goal of resuming this opportunity in the future. We are also pursuing additional international agricultural law and policy opportunities for students to participate in as part of the Drake Law experience.

Learn more about the Ag Law in Cuba program.


Post-Graduate Study in China

The Post-Graduate Study in China program enables Drake Law graduates to study as part of International Law Fellowships or teach as a foreign expert teacher at South West University of Political Science & Law (SWUPL) in Chongqing, China.

Learn more about Post-Graduate Study in China.

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