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University of Essex (Semester)
Colchester, United Kingdom (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
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Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA:: 3.0
Program Description:
  Quick Facts University of Essex
General The university is organized into four faculties, comprising 18 schools and departments, spanning the Humanities, Law and Management, Social Sciences and Science and Engineering. U of Essex
Location Colchester, United Kingdom
Eligibility Minimum 3.0 GPA Colchester, United Kingdom
Language of Instruction English Colchester UK Map
Dates of Instruction Fall: August - January
Spring: January - June


The University of Essex is a truly international institution with a long history of welcoming students from around the world. With a global outlook and reputation for research and teaching, Essex is one of the UK's most internationally diverse campus universities with students from more than 130 countries.

The University of Essex School of Law (Essex) combines law and quality research to provide law students with the education and practical training needed for their career. Essex has particular strengths in the area of human rights law, international trade, and comparative law. With a global focus, Essex understands the need for lawyers with multi-cultural experiences that will be able to work in an increasingly transnational environment.

Program Dates:

The program is offered in both the spring and fall semesters.

Fall: Late August – January
Spring: Late January – Mid June

For exact program dates please see the Essex calendar.


Students participating in this program may choose from a number of classes offered at the University of Essex. All classes are taught in English. AUWCL students will be enrolled in regularly scheduled classes with fellow Essex students.

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 Essex, including externships and other clinical offerings, is subject to determination by the AUWCL Office of the Registrar.

The following is a selection of courses offered.  For a more complete list of courses, see the Essex Course Schedule.
  • Human Rights Law
  • International Trade
  • Comparative Law
  • Banking Law
  • Medicine & the Law


For general questions and concerns please visit the Semester Exchange FAQ page.

All other questions and concerns should be directed to:

Jamie Welling
Associate Director of Study Abroad
Global Opportunities
American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Suite Y360
Washington, DC, 20016 USA
Telephone: (202) 274-4177

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/01/2017 10/01/2017 TBA TBA