The Ghent University Law School is located in the historic center of the city of Ghent, Belgium. While occupying a number of historic buildings from the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, it has modern teaching facilities including well-equipped computer facilities and excellent libraries on domestic, foreign, European and international law.
The University's Law School presently offers postgraduate programs in European law, the Economic analysis of law, business law, environmental law, port and maritime sciences, and criminology. Through the Law School's LL.M. programs, exchange students can take classes in international law, European law, commercial law, social law, and criminal law, all taught in English.
The official language of study is Dutch. However, exchange students can take English-language courses offered by three postgraduate programs, the Master programs in European and International Law, International Business Law, and European Union Law. A growing number of courses are taught in English.
Students will receive up to 12 credits towards their law degree. Only the credits and not the grades will transfer per ABA requirements. The acceptance of any credit or grade for any courses taken at the University of Ghent including externships and other clinical offerings is subject to determination by the WCL, Office of the Registrar. WCL students will be enrolled in regularly scheduled courses conducted in English alongside fellow Ghent and exchange program students. The following is a selection of courses offered in English. A more complete list is available on the University of Ghent website.
EU Labor Law
International Economic Law
The Autonomous EU Legal Order
EU Trade Policy
International and European Environmental Law
European Private Law
European Criminal Policy
Peaceful Settlement of Disputes in International Law
On campus housing for the program is arranged by the university, but students must apply for housing through the university website. Information on housing and costs is available on the Ghent University website under accommodations for exchange students.
Check out 10 Reasons Why You Should Study at Ghent University to learn more about the university and life in Ghent, Belgium.
For general questions and concerns please visit the Semester Abroad FAQs page.
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