Seton Hall Law's international study programs are rooted in a dedication to scholarly learning, practical training and the belief that in our globalized community, all students will derive significant benefit from an exposure to the practice of international law. We offer legal education courses in human rights law, comparative law and international law that draw on the respective region’s unique culture and legal practices.
Second and third year students have the unique opportunity to spend a semester abroad at Université catholique de Louvain in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium (Louvain Program). As with our other international offerings, the Louvain Program is rooted in a dedication to scholarly learning, practical training and the belief that in our globalized community, all students will derive significant benefit from an exposure to the practice of international law.
Students in the Louvain Program will be abroad either in the fall semester of their third year or spring semester of their second year and enrolled in up to 12 credits at the Université catholique de Louvain, Faculty of Law and Criminology. Students may choose from 30+ courses taught in English.
Dean Acheson Legal Stage Program
The Dean Acheson Legal Stage program provides recent graduates and third-year law students with an externship opportunity at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). This prestigious program offers a student an extraordinary opportunity to engage in substantive research and work in the chambers of a leading European Judge and or an Advocate General from the Court of Justice or the General Court located in Luxembourg.
The Court of Justice is the highest court of the European Union that interprets European Union law and ensures its equal application across all states of the European Union. The program allows for selected students to extern with a judge of the Court of Justice, an Advocate General of the Court of Justice, or with a Judge of the General Court.
There are two possible Dean Acheson Legal Stage periods: fall term or spring term (for less than 90 days). Seton Hall University Law School has the privilege of being one of the schools in the United States selected to participate in the Dean Acheson Stage program and permitted to nominate candidates every April 1. We have had the honor and privilege in the past to have fourteen students from our school selected for the program.
Dean Acheson stagiaires are unpaid, and the Court of Justice of the European Union does not make any funds available to support Dean Acheson stagiaires. Dean Acheson stagiaires are responsible for the full cost of their transportation, room and board while participating in the Dean Acheson Stage program. However, in memory of Professor Livingston Baker, the Liv Baker Dean Acheson Fund will provide $1,500 to any student or recent graduate selected for participation in this program. Learn more about the Externship at the Court of Justice of the European Union here.
For detailed information about our programs, please contact:
Seton Hall University School of Law
Study Abroad Programs
One Newark Center, Room 304
Newark, NJ 07102-5210