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Exchange Programs

The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law has an established law student exchange program with the Universita Bocconi School of Law (Milan, Italy).

Educational Objective

Arizona State University as an institution recognizes the growing importance of international study for well-educated students as evidenced by its' goal to increase student study abroad in the coming years. "To become a master learner in the 21st century, our students need global experiences”, said Mark Searle, executive vice president and university provost. “Traveling, experiencing new cultures, and building relationships with people from other countries are skills that are critical to our shared future.”


To be eligible to participate in the law student exchange program, students must be in good academic standing, must be in their third year (3L) or second semester of their second year (2L) of law studies and must be approved for exchange study by the College of Law. Students who have transferred to the ASU College of Law are not eligible to apply for an exchange program until they have completed a minimum of 12 credits of ASU law school work. Note that per College of Law policy a maximum of 15 study abroad credits can be applied to the J.D. degree.

In addition to the cultural and educational benefits of an exchange program, the financial benefit is that Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law students participating in the program pay the tuition and fees for ASU, not for the exchange institution. However, space in each exchange program is limited and the College of Law may not be able to accommodate participation by all eligible students in a given semester.


Students interested in being considered for an exchange program must submit the following application materials:

  • a letter of interest which should include your educational objectives for studying abroad
  • a current law school transcript
  • a current resume

Application materials should be submitted to Diana Bowman (BCLS 224) or email

Fall 2024 Exchange Program Deadlines

February 23, 2024 - deadline to submit application and materials; please apply using this form (application includes student’s transcript, resume and cover letter).

March 1, 2024 - deadline for the application materials to be sent to GEO (to be added to student’s application)

Information about each of the College of Law exchange partner institutions, including semester dates can be found here. Use the search function to find the law school exchange programs listed below.

Additional information can be found at the exchange institution web sites as indicated below.

Universita Bocconi School of Law can be found at NOTE: A limited number of courses are taught in English at this institution. A listing can be found at

Questions about the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law exchange program should be directed to