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About the London Law Program

The London Law program is open to law students in good standing who are attending ABA accredited schools and have completed their first year. Last year, 58 students attended—49 from the University of Iowa and 9 from other law schools. Some of our students elected to travel with a family member, spouse or significant other, and we were pleased to welcome them in many of our social activities.

Location and Housing

All Classes are held in the London Study Centre operated by Florida State University, centrally located in the Bloomsbury area at 99 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LA.  The nearest Underground (the Tube) stop is at Tottenham Court Road.  The FSU facilities include a library and computer labs; anyone wishing information about the accessibility of the FSU facilities should contact Professor Elias at by October 1, 2019.

Students will be housed in co-educational shared apartments with kitchens and common areas, either at the London Study Centre or within walking distance, from December 27, 2019 to January 8, 2020.

Application and Enrollment

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis with a final application deadline of October 1, 2019.  If the program is full at the time you apply, you will be added to a waiting list and notified by email if and when a spot becomes available.

All students whose applications have been accepted must pay the enrollment deposit of $200 to hold their space. Please do not pay the deposit until you are informed that your application has been accepted.

Program Fee and Financial Aid

The program fee for the London winter session program is $3,200, which includes academic programming, housing, UI travel insurance, and some group meals.  The program fee does not include air travel, airport transfers, passport, meals or entertainment expenses.

A non-refundable $200 deposit is required at the time of acceptance into the program, with the remaining balance of $3,000 due by October 1, 2019.  The program fee may be paid online or by check payable to the University of Iowa College of Law.  Students who will be relying on student loan funds to finance their participation may submit a post-dated check for the balance due along with our PDF iconPost-Dated Check Agreement.  The program fee is non-refundable after October 1, except in case of certifiable personal medical emergency.

Although the program has never been canceled, the University of Iowa College of Law reserves the right to cancel the program should circumstances warrant such, including lack of sufficient registrations, or acts of war.  In the event of cancellation, all fees and deposits paid will be refunded within twenty days of cancellation.  The program director will assist the students in finding another suitable program, if the students so desire.

Financial assistance is available to students who meet the terms and conditions required by federal financial aid programs.  The PDF iconStudent Financial Aid Budget provides estimated costs to attend the program. Students should present this budget to their financial aid office to arrange for adjustments to their financial aid package.

International Students

Depending on your country of origin, it may be necessary for you to apply for a Student Visitor Visa before you can enter the United Kingdom for this study abroad program. You can check the U.K. Border Agency’s website to find out if you need to apply.  If you need a visa to enter the United Kingdom, we will supply you with documents to support your application.  Please don't hesitate to contact Professor Elias at with any questions.

Safety While Traveling Abroad

The University of Iowa and the College of Law regularly monitor travel conditions affecting study abroad programs.  On April 22, 2019, the U.S. Department of State reissued a travel advisory for the United Kingdom to exercise increased caution due to terrorism and all European countries remain potentially vulnerable to threats from transnational terrorist organizations. You are encouraged to visit the Department of State's Country Information page for the U.K. to view this alert and for tips while traveling abroad.  We will notify all participants of any changes to this alert affecting participation in this program.  ABA rules allow for students to withdraw from any study abroad program if there is an applicable alert or warning.  If a student withdraws prior to the commencement of the program due to an alert or warning, the student will receive a full refund of all monies advanced within twenty days of their withdrawal.  If a student withdraws during the course of the program due to an alert or warning or if the program is terminated, students will be refunded fees paid, except for room and board payments utilized prior to the date of withdrawal or termination.


Living in London


For More Information

Please see our website at or contact Professor Stella Elias (

The University of Iowa prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. Please contact the College of Law with any questions or concerns, or to discuss an accommodation.


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