International Programs

Visiting Foreign Student

Visiting Foreign Student Program/Law School

The practice of law is increasingly global in nature and learning about and experiencing foreign legal systems and practice in an international and transnational legal market is vital nowadays. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected very few legal issues are exclusively domestic. Exposure to different legal systems equips students with the skills they need to recognize and handle the complexity of international legal issues. Further, exposure to foreign culture and languages deepens students' personal development and trains lawyers that are better able to handle clients of all background, in addition, law students deepen their understanding of their own Law system by comparing it to different legal systems.

Students interested in spending a semester at Unisinos Law School can enroll in either one or two regular semester “seminars” offered by Unisinos Law school graduate program and at the end of the semester the student has to prepare a paper for evaluation purposes. Students are encouraged to attend more seminars if so desired.

Seminars offered to foreign student’s enrollment vary according to the calendar semester and depend upon the acceptance of the professor in charge of the Seminar.

Because the class has the format of a “Seminars” and foreign students need direct faculty instruction they can develop their tasks, research and evaluation in English.

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Visiting Foreign Students are entitled to access to the Law School and library privileges, including the use of several of our electronic research services. Visitors are also welcome to participate in the intellectual life of the Law School by attending workshops and public lectures.

Visitors are allowed to audit other seminars of the Graduate program of his/her choice.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted at least three (3) months in advance of the proposed visit. Vacancy in this program is limited. Participants are responsible for their own living expenses.

Prospective Visiting Foreign Scholars and Research Fellows must complete the online application form.

The following supplemental information is required as part of the application (please have the documents ready to upload in order to successfully submit your request):

1. Resume or curriculum vitae;
2. Students particular interest or focus/ statement of interest study/research plan, approximately 500 words in length;
3. Professional digital photograph (like the type that would be used for a passport or state identification);
4. Form of Letter of acceptance of the graduate program.

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