Fordham Law

Korea Exchange Program to Send Fordham Students Abroad

August 28, 2007

Fordham Law and Sungkyunkwan University School of Law (SKKU) in Seoul, Korea have completed a student exchange agreement that allows up to four Fordham Law School students to spend the fall or spring semester at SKKU law school. 

Students in this program will develop Korean-language skills while learning about Korean law and the Korean legal system. The SKKU exchange is one of many international programs operated through Fordham Law, including the Summer Institute of International Law at SKKU.

"This new student exchange arrangement is a perfect complement to Fordham Law's Summer Institute of International Law at SKKU," Toni M. Fine, Assistant Dean for International and Non-J.D. Programs said.

Created and directed by Fordham Law Professor Thomas Lee, the Summer Institute program at SKKU brings together U.S. and Korean students with students from several other countries. U.S. participants are eligible to apply for internships at Korean companies, law firms, and government entities. After only two years in operation, it has become the second largest summer study abroad program run by any U.S. law school.

"Fordham Law's ongoing and developing relationship with SKKU gives Fordham Law students access to one of Korea's finest law faculties," said Lee, "and the exchange programs help U.S. students to develop contacts in and knowledge of one of Asia's most important global economies."

For additional information about the semester exchange program with SKKU, please contact Toni M. Fine, Assistant Dean for International and Non-J.D. Programs.