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With over 37,000 students and more than 7,000 employees, the University of Copenhagen is the largest institution of research and education in Denmark. Together, the eight faculties offer over 200 programs for study in health sciences, humanities, law, life sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, science, social sciences, and theology.
The Faculty of Law is situated in the center of the old city of
Copenhagen and has more than 4,000 students. The Faculty offers about 30
law courses taught in English each semester. With the exception of one
bachelor course, all courses are at master level and are offered to
exchange and guest students as well as Danish master students. More than
300 international students study at the Faculty of Law each year and
the Faculty has an extensive welcoming program each semester. In
addition to the classical fields of law, the research and study programs
are geared towards increasing internationalization and new legal
The program is offered in both the spring and fall semesters.
September 1 - exams during month of December
Spring: February 1 - exams during month of May
Language of Instruction:
The official language of instruction at the University of Copenhagen is Danish, however many courses are offered 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 Copenhagen, including externships and other clinical offerings, is subject to determination by the WCL, Office of the Registrar.
The following is a selection of courses offered at the University of Copenhagen. Please visit the University's website for a complete list of course offerings.
- International Law
- International Commercial Arbitration
- European Union Law
- International Labor Law
- Crime and Justice
- European E-Commerce Law
For general questions and concerns please visit the Semester Exchange FAQ page.
All other questions and concerns should be directed to:
International Programs Analyst
Semester Exchange Program
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 355
Washington, DC, 20016 USA
Telephone: (202) 274-4177
Fax: (202) 274-4005
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