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  • Locations: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Spanish Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing: Program Arranged Housing Dates of Instruction: Fall: August - December, Spring: January - June
Non-AUWCL students accepted by AUWCL: Yes Class levels eligible to apply: 2L, 3L
Contact Email: Contact Phone: 202-274-4228
Program Description:



The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Facultad de Derecho, is located in Mexico City, at the center of Mexican academic life. The law school's objective is to offer training that includes the knowledge and the necessary abilities to understand and value the field of law, its inherent problems, and how law contributes to the development of the country and society.

UNAM offers extensive computer resources, a large library system and plenty of extracurricular activities for students. Public transportation, as well as free student transportation, is available.

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The official language of instruction at UNAM is Spanish.  Spanish language courses may also be taken in Mexico.

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 UNAM, including externships and other clinical offerings, is subject to determination by the AUWCL Office of the Registrar. AUWCL students will be enrolled in regularly scheduled classes with fellow UNAM students.

The following is a selection of courses offered. Please refer to UNAM's official webpage for more information.

  • Legal Sociology

  • Philosophy of the Law

  • Political philosophy

  • Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations

  • International Law

  • International Organizations

  • Comparative Law and Relations Mexico-USA-Canada

  • Legal Regime of Foreign Commerce

  • Theory of International Commerce


  • Fundamental Concepts of Canadian and American Economic Law




For general questions and concerns please visit the Semester Abroad FAQs page.

All other questions and concerns should be directed to:
WCL Abroad
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Suite Y360
Washington, DC, 20016 USA
Telephone: (202) 274-4228

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/07/2018
10/01/2018 TBA TBA

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This program is currently not accepting applications.