Cumberland School of Law offers opportunities for U.S. law students to study abroad and for international students to study in the U.S. Participating students gain an international perspective by studying and living in a legal system and culture different than their own.
A five week summer study abroad program in Cambridge, England, gives J.D. students the opportunity for comparative study of U.S., British, and European Union law, in a historic and attractive setting at Sidney Sussex College at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. The program is put on through a partnership between Samford University Cumberland School of Law, Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law and Chapman University Fowler School of Law.
East Anglia, U.K.
Under a cooperative arrangement between Cumberland School of Law and The Norwich Law School at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, British law students have the opportunity to study in the U.S., and Cumberland School of Law graduates have the opportunity to study in the U.K.
Participating Norwich LL.B. students spend a year at Cumberland School of Law after their second year of legal studies at Norwich. Two Cumberland J.D. graduates each year are awarded full-tuition scholarships for studies toward an LL.M. degree at Norwich.
Master of Comparative Law (M.C.L.)
Cumberland School of Law’s Master of Comparative Law (M.C.L.) degree program is designed for graduate lawyers, judges, prosecutors and legal educators from outside the U.S., who learn about the U.S. legal system and culture; participants spend two summers taking courses in residence at Cumberland School of Law (with the option to attend the Cambridge study-abroad program) and write a thesis. The final class of M.C.L. students will receive their degree in May 2022.