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Year Abroad Series- Part 2

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Mahnoor Shoaib | Law with a Year Abroad in English (Warwick Scholar) Contact Mahnoor
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Hello everyone and welcome back! Last time I went over the pros and cons of doing a year abroad and today I will be talking specifically about the year abroad programme for Law, as promised! So without further ado, here you go:

Destinations:

The destinations available to you as a law student vary depending on which type of law degree you applied for; for instance, Law with French Law currently has the options of Paris, Lille and Bordeaux within France whilst Law with German Law currently has the options of Berlin, Konstanz and Saarbrucken available within Germany! On the other hand, Law with a Year Abroad in English (which is what I study) has numerous options in many different countries rather than multiple options of different cities within a country. The options range from Kingston, Canada in North America to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in South America; from Budapest to Berlin, Rome to Utrecht, Rotterdam to Singapore, Hong Kong to Melbourne- the range is so wide spread that there is bound to be a destination that you love! Here are some useful links for the mentioned destinations:

Law with French Law: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/applying/undergraduate/study-law-with-french-m10a/

Law with German Law: https://warwick.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/lawwithgermanlaw/

Law with a Year Abroad in English: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/law/applying/undergraduate/study-law-abroad-english-m108

There are also student guides put together by the Warwick International and European Law Society (I actually took charge of this project as IELS Charities and Welfare Officer and these guides can be found with the Study Abroad Team!)

Application Procedure Outline:

I will now outline the key procedures I went through to confirm a placement abroad this year: when it comes to application time, you will be asked to rank the placements according to which ones you prefer most, and then you will be asked to write a short statement explaining why you would prefer that destination over others. My tips for this application are as follows: make sure you write about the university at that destination (including their teaching style, the culture, the modules you may like to take on board, etc) and also about the country itself (including the challenges you will overcome or wish to overcome during your stay, how it would benefit you, any reason why you prefer that location or destination, etc). Do your research to select a destination that you genuinely like, and make sure that comes across in your writing!

After this statement is handed in, you wait for the Year Abroad Team to match you to a destination and nominate you for an exchange. Make sure you are constantly checking E-vision for any updates at this point in case there is anything you need to complete in your application. Once the host university contacts you, it means that their nomination has gone through and you can now complete the application with the host university directly; this means completing initial module selection, accommodation applications, visa applications, etc- everything that will get you set up for enrolment. Once you receive a notice of admission, it means the application is complete- BUT there may still be things to do after this point (such as insurance applications, creating an account on the university portal, etc). However, the Warwick part of the application is pretty much done by this point, and most contact will be from the host university instead for further steps (still keep an eye out for communication from Warwick though!)

I hope this breakdown of the law year abroad programmes has been useful to you all! As always, let me know in the comments if you have any questions or want my advice for any topic and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

PakistanUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
Mahnoor Shoaib | Law with a Year Abroad in English (Warwick Scholar) Contact Mahnoor
I have been involved with the following societies and roles…
Find out more about me Contact Mahnoor

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