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International Relations

KU Law is an academic community that creatively adapts to the changes in the global environment.

Korea University offers various international exchange programs established with 1,000 institutions in over 100 countries spanning six continents--North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, and Latin America. In addition, KU Law School itself has established separate ties with 30 institutions in over 15 countries. Faculty-student exchange, international joint symposium, joint research, and Korean law training for international students are among the many diverse and exciting programs that are being offered. There are also various lectures including over 20% of English-mediated lectures, specialized courses for international business and Global Legal Practice (GLP), intensive lectures of globally renowned professors during summer/winter sessions, and special lectures by distinguished speakers at KU Law.

The international relations programs at Korea University

KU Law School actively supports students’ practicum and training through affiliation with various overseas law firms and international law clinics. In addition to arranging practical training for students at distinguished overseas law firms and international law clinics, KU Law School supports flight fare for international internship and practicum, as well as entry fee and flight fare for international mock trial competitions in order to provide the best environment in cultivating global leadership.

Types of International Relations Programs

  1. ① Exchange Student Program (ESP)
  2. ② Visiting Student Program (VSP)
  3. ③ International Internship and Practicum

Exchange Student Program (ESP) :

In addition to programs managed by KU, the Law School has separate Exchange Student Program (ESP) with overseas universities. The Law School ESP requires separate procedures for application submission and evaluation

  1. Eligibility: Students with over 3.0 GPA who have completed the minimum requirements, such as language proficiency or GPA, required by the hosting university
  2. ESP application and credit recognition process
    1. ① Submission of application: one copy of each of the following: application for ESP, study plan, transcript, and official English proficiency test score
    2. ② Approval granted by the Law School International Exchange and Cooperation Committee
    3. ③ Submission of credit recognition documents after returning and approval granted thereof

Visiting Student Program (VSP) :

In addition to programs managed by KU, the Law School has a separate Visiting Student Program (VSP) with overseas universities. The Law School VSP requires separate procedures for application submission and evaluation.

  1. Eligibility: Students who satisfy the minimum requirements, such as language proficiency or GPA, required by the hosting university
  2. VSP application and credit recognition process
    1. ① Submission of application: one copy of each of the following: application for VSP, study plan, transcript, and official English proficiency test score
    2. ② Approval granted by the Law School International Exchange and Cooperation Committee
    3. ③ Submission of credit recognition documents after returning and approval granted thereof

International Internship and Practicum :

Students recommended by professors can participate in international internships and practical training during the summer/winter holidays to foster their global leadership and practical skills. To actively support such practicum opportunities, KU Law School offers credit recognition and flight fare support.

  1. 1.Eligibility for applying for credit recognition: Students who have completed three or more semesters and fulfilled 60 or more hours of practice in one institution.
    (Students who are yet to complete three semesters may carry out their practice without the submission of pre-application in advance and submit the practicum reports to the Career Service Center upon completion of the practicum, based on which credit recognition will be determined after deliberation.)
  2. Credit recognition process
    1. ① ① Submit the online pre-application for practice through KUPID
    2. ② Obtain approval from the advisor or director of the relevant department
    3. ③ Upload the practicum reports (statement of appointment and confirmation document for legal practice) and work journals upon completion of the practicum
  3. Support for the flight fare
    1. ① Eligibility: Students who wish to participate in overseas internships or practical trainings for over 2 weeks
    2. ② Application process: Submit an application of international exchange budget support, submit the result report upon completion of training, obtain approval from the International Exchange and Cooperation Committee
    3. ※ Application should be submitted 15 days prior to departure or starting date of the training.