The FLSEP in General:

Highly qualified foreign law students from UCLA School of Law's partner schools - the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland; Haifa University Faculty of Law, Haifa, Israel; Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law, Jerusalem, Israel; the Institut d'Etudes Politiques d'Aix en Provence, France; Keio Law School, Tokyo, Japan; Melbourne Law School, Melbourne, Australia; Tel Aviv University Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv, Israel; Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing, China; Universidad Torcuato di Tella Law School, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Universitat Pompeu Fabra Law School, Barcelona, Spain; University of Tromsø Faculty of Law, TromsøNorway; and University of Vienna Faculty of Law, Vienna, Austria (hereinafter referred to as the "partner" or "home" schools) - may apply to attend UCLA School of Law for one semester. UCLA School of Law's academic calendar begins in August each year. The first semester runs from early August to December; the second semester, from January to early May. Each partner school may normally nominate up to two students to attend UCLA School of Law per semester, with a limit of no more than 12 exchange students over a consecutive three-year period.

Applicant Qualifications:

Foreign law students who wish to attend UCLA School of Law under the FLSEP must be advanced law students in master's or doctoral degree programs, although in rare instances, students in their final year of study toward an initial law degree may be considered.  Applicants must have obtained at least one full year of credit at their home institution and must be in good academic standing there.

Successful applicants will have superior academic records, an understanding of comparative law (including common law systems), and the necessary English language skills to undertake rigorous legal education offered in English. In the case of non-native speakers of English, applicants will be required to demonstrate their English language competence by means of a minimum TOEFL score of 617 on a traditional hard-copy test on paper, 260 on a computer-based test, or 105 by internet-based means of testing. A partner school will nominate only those students that it believes meet the stated academic standards of UCLA School of Law.

Admissions Procedures:

Nominated students must provide a completed application form to attend UCLA School of Law under the FLSEP, and must also present a resume/curriculum vitae, an official transcript from each university program they have attended leading to a degree, TOEFL exam results, at least two strongly favorable letters of reference from persons (preferably scholars) who know the applicants' intellectual capacity, and a letter of recommendation from the FLSEP Coordinator and/or the Dean of the applicants' home school. The completed application for each student, along with the aforementioned required supporting documentation, will be sent to UCLA School of Law and must be received no later than April 15 for students who wish to visit UCLA School of Law during the fall semester later that year, and no later than September 15 for students who wish to visit UCLA School of Law during the spring semester of the following year.

Applications and supporting documents should be sent as PDF files to Tiffany Parnell, Graduate Studies Coordinator, at parnell@law.ucla.edu. Once completed, the file will be forwarded to the appropriate UCLA FLSEP Coordinator. The UCLA FLSEP Coordinator is a UCLA School of Law faculty member who is the central contact person and coordinator for all administrative matters concerning the FLSEP with regard to each of the partner schools. The UCLA FLSEP Coordinators are as follows:

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland
UCLA School of Law FLSEP Coordinator:  Prof. Richard Steinberg, steinber@law.ucla.edu

Haifa University Faculty of Law, Haifa, Israel
UCLA School of Law FLSEP Coordinator:  Prof. Neil Netanel, netanel@law.ucla.edu

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law, Jerusalem, Israel
UCLA School of Law FLSEP Coordinator:  Prof. Neil Netanel, netanel@law.ucla.edu

Institut d'Etudes Politiques d'Aix en Provence, France
UCLA School of Law FLSEP Coordinator:  Prof. Richard Steinberg, steinber@law.ucla.edu

Keio Law School, Tokyo, Japan
UCLA School of Law FLSEP Coordinator:  Prof. Fran Olsen, olsen@law.ucla.edu

Melbourne Law School, Melbourne, Australia
UCLA School of Law FLSEP Coordinator:  Prof. Richard Steinberg,
steinber@law.ucla.edu

Tel Aviv University Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv, Israel
UCLA School of Law FLSEP Coordinator: Prof. Neil Netanel, netanel@law.ucla.edu

Tsinghua University School of Law, Beijing, China
UCLA School of Law FLSEP Coordinator: Prof. Richard Steinberg, steinber@law.ucla.edu

Universidad Torcuato di Tella Law School, Buenos Aires, Argentina
UCLA School of Law FLSEP Coordinator:  Prof. Máximo Langer, langer@law.ucla.edu

Universitat Pompeu Fabra Law School, Barcelona, Spain
UCLA School of Law FLSEP Coordinator:  Prof. Kathy Stone, stone@law.ucla.edu

University of Tromsø Faculty of Law, Tromso, Norway
UCLA School of Law FLSEP Coordinator:  Prof. Fran Olsen, olsen@law.ucla.edu

University of Vienna Faculty of Law, Vienna, Austria
UCLA School of Law FLSEP Coordinator:
Prof. Alexander Stremizer, stremitzer@law.ucla.edu

The appropriate UCLA FLSEP Coordinator shall make a recommendation for or against admission of any applicant from the school for which the Coordinator is responsible. Such recommendation shall be forwarded to the Chair of the International Curriculum and Visiting Scholars Committee at UCLA School of Law, who shall decide whether to admit the applicant in consultation with other Committee members and the Director of Graduate Studies.  Successful applicants will receive a letter of acceptance to visit UCLA School of Law under the FLSEP that will include additional information about registering for coursework at UCLA School of Law and related matters.

Admission of foreign students to UCLA School of Law under the FLSEP is at the sole discretion of UCLA School of Law, is limited to participation in the FLSEP at UCLA School of Law, and does not constitute admission to UCLA for any degree program or any other purpose.

Enrollment:

Once accepted into the FLSEP, exchange students will be permitted to enroll in courses for which they are qualified at UCLA School of Law in accordance with normal enrollment procedures. It will be the responsibility of exchange students to verify that the UCLA law courses in which they enroll are eligible for credit at their respective home schools. To view a comprehensive list of course offerings at the law school for the past couple of years and their corresponding course descriptions, prospective students may visit our curriculum guide.

Courses, Examinations, and Grades:

FLSEP exchange students will be required to fulfill all requirements for courses in which they are registered. Students may elect to receive letter grades for their courses or take their courses on a pass with credit/no pass-no credit basis. For more details about our grading system, visit UCLA School of Law's transcript legend. Students must enroll in a minimum of eight units of coursework and will receive academic credit for successfully completed courses up to the equivalent of thirteen units or hours of credit in one semester, which will be reported on an official UCLA transcript.

Monitoring of Student Performance:

Each partner school shall approve the course work and monitor the studies undertaken by its own students, including reviewing course materials and sufficient written work of the student to ensure that the program at UCLA School of Law meets the partner school's standards.

In addition, UCLA School of Law will appoint an advisor for each visiting exchange student.  The advisor, who will normally be the UCLA FLSEP Coordinator for the visiting exchange student's home institution, will be a well-qualified faculty member or administrator who will supervise and monitor the student's study at the UCLA School of Law.

Fees and Expenses:

Exchange students will pay tuition fees and other related fees to their home school and will be exempt from paying such fees to UCLA School of Law. The home school will be responsible for ensuring that its own students have registered, paid required fees, and are in good standing at the home school. Students must provide for their own personal expenses and housing costs while attending classes under the FLSEP. UCLA School of Law will not provide any financial aid or guarantee housing to any exchange students participating in the FLSEP.

Student Visas, Proof of Health Insurance, and Other Required Documentation:

Exchange students will be responsible for obtaining the appropriate visa and related documents necessary to pursue studies at UCLA School of Law. UCLA's Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars (DCISS) will process the visa for an exchange student for a $40 fee, which shall be paid by the visiting student. FLSEP participants normally will apply for the J-1 student visa.

All incoming students will be automatically enrolled in the university's health insurance program, UC SHIP. Exchange students are required to cover the cost of this insurance or provide proof of full health coverage that meets UCLA insurance requirements, in which case they must submit an application to waive UC SHIP. Adequate medical coverage that meets the minimum conditions of health insurance per university regulations is also a condition of obtaining a visa. Prior to registering at UCLA School of Law, exchange students also must provide UCLA School of Law with  documentary evidence, in PDF format, that they possess sufficient funds to cover all reasonable anticipated costs and personal expenses during their stay at UCLA School of Law.

Student Services:

The services of UCLA's Dashew Center will be available to assist exchange students during their stay at UCLA School of Law. FLSEP participants also will be entitled to any and all services normally available to UCLA students (for instance, parking permits, access to the UCLA recreation center, etc.). Visiting exchange students will be required to pay any small incidental fees associated with these services, as regular UCLA students must.

Rules and Regulations:

FLSEP exchange students visiting UCLA School of Law will be subject to the same rules and regulations as regular, full-time students regarding general conduct, academic honesty, and similar matters. In accordance with the discretion and capabilities of UCLA School of Law, exchange students will enjoy the same privileges and responsibilities as regular students.