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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: Danish, English Minimum GPA: 3
Housing: Off-campus, On-campus Dates of Instruction: Fall: September - December, Spring: February - May
Non-AUWCL students accepted by AUWCL: YES Class levels eligible to apply: 2L, 3L
Contact Email: Contact Phone: 202-274-4228
Program Description:


copenhagenThe Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen 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. All master level law courses 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 disciplines.

Exchange students studying at the law school can choose from courses in investment and commercial business law, European law, human rights law, environmental law, intellectual property law and criminal law. In particular, Copenhagen offers a unique selection of classes for students interested in environment, immigration and human rights law.


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 AUWCL 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. For updated program dates, please see the academic calendar.

  • Corporate Social ResponsibilityUniversity of Copenhagen
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • EU Intellectual Property Law
  • Health and Human Rights
  • International Migration Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Art Crime and the Law
  • International Energy Law and Sustainability
  • Migration and Forced Displacement from Climate Change
  • Contract Law from an International and Comparative Perspective
  • Legal, Criminological, and Philosophical Perspectives on Mass Atrocity


Both on and off campus housing is available. The University of Copenhagen Housing Foundation can assist exchange students with housing in Copenhagen. For more on the types of housing available click here.


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:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.