The Universidad de Chile is an international, public university and the oldest higher education institution in Chile. Originally founded to help Chile modernize and develop democratic values, the university strives to promote justice, respect for diversity, and human rights in all its dimensions. The Universidad de Chile is located in Santiago, Chile's capital and center of political, economic, cultural and social activity.
The Faculty of Law, one of the oldest in the country, was founded in 1842 as the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences. As the premier law school in Chile, the Faculty of Law at the Universidad de Chile attracts some of the brightest minds in the country. The Faculty of Law currently ranks among the top law programs in the world, ranking 86th on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018 for law. Its graduates include lawyers, politicians, diplomats and many other men and women that have contributed to the cultural and social fabric of Chile. The school specializes in human rights law and environmental law.
The language of instruction at the Universidad de Chile is Spanish. The university requires a command of Spanish adequate for academic work for admission. Students applying to the program must submit proof of Spanish proficiency.
- Students with undergraduate or graduate studies in a Spanish speaking country must show the certificate or degree obtained within the last five years.
- Students with Spanish majors (in the US) must have obtained their degree within the last five years and must provide a copy of their degree and undergraduate transcript(s).
- Students who are not in the conditions mentioned above are required to take a Spanish proficiency exam through the Language Department at AU and provide us with their results on the exam. and provide us with their results on the exam. Students must complete the exam within 30 minutes and test into the Third Year (300 Level).
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 Universidad de Chile, including externships and other clinical offerings, is subject to determination by the AUWCL Office of the Registrar. AUWCL students will be enrolled in courses specifically geared to exchange students.
The following is a selection of courses offered in the Faculty of Law during the 2018 academic year. For a more complete list, please see the Universidad de Chile course information page.
- Labor Law and Fundamental Rights
- Intellectual Property and Copyright
- Environmental Law
- International Economic Law
- The Gender Perspective in International Law
- Public International Law
- International State Responsibility and Human Rights
- Juvenile Criminal Law
Housing and Cost of Living
The Universidad de Chile has no dormitories or housing facilities for visiting students. However, the Student Mobility Program (PME) can provide international students with a database with contacts of people offering rooms and apartments for rent.
Visit the 'International Visiting Students' page for practical information on living in Chile.
All other questions and concerns should be directed to:
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Telephone: (202) 274-4228