International Study Opportunities

Study International Law in Switzerland

Semester Exchange with the University of Lucerne
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The shore of Lake Lucerne in the Swiss Alps

Since 2006, John Marshall's Center for International Law and the University of Lucerne Law Faculty in Lucerne, Switzerland have promoted an academic exchange of students and faculty. The first students from Lucerne visited John Marshall in 2007, and the first group of John Marshall students traveled to Lucerne in 2008.

Trip Information

The Center for International Law selects up to three John Marshall students to study at the University of Lucerne during the spring (Feb.-May) or fall (Sept.-Dec.) semester. Degree candidates selected for the exchange are enrolled in the University of Lucerne's (UNILU) Transnational Legal Studies program (taught in English) as non-degree students. Courses are taken for pass/fail credit while studying at UNILU. John Marshall applicants must have completed 29 credit hours and have a 3.0 GPA.

Dates and Details

Fall Semester: Apply by March 15
Spring Semester: Apply by September 15

Students are responsible for their own travel arrangements and expenses, including passport, visa, and local travel expenses. Students are also responsible for their own accommodations while studying in Lucerne, as well as books, equipment, food, hospitalization, health insurance, and any other incidental expenses arising from the exchange. The University of Lucerne provides advice and assistance in securing accommodations.

This program is restricted to current students at John Marshall and the University of Lucerne. For more information on the exchange program or to request an application for the Lucerne exchange program, please contact the Center for International Law at 312.360.2659 or


Capital Bern
Largest city Zurich
Official languages German, French, Italian, Romanish
Government Federal republic
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