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About the London Law Program

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, and are accessible to students in wheel chairs; anyone wishing further information on accessibility should contact Professor Estin at ann-estin@uiowa.edu by October 1.

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 29, 2017 to January 11, 2018.

Application and Enrollment

The online application for Iowa Law students is now open, and applications will be accepted starting May 1.  Enrollment will be capped at 30 students in the British Legal System course and 20 students in Comparative Corporate Governance.  In the event that either course is over-subscribed, students will be selected by lottery, with preference given to third year students.  If places remain available, additional acceptances will be made on June 30 and September 1.  After July 1, if places remain available, applications will be open to law students from other universities, although first preference will be given to Iowa Law students.

All students whose applications have been accepted will have one week to pay the enrollment deposit of $200 to hold their space.  If the minimum enrollment for either course is not reached by September 15, the course will be cancelled, and all deposits returned to students.  Please do not purchase an airline ticket until the program and your enrollment are confirmed.

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 September 15.  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 AgreementThe program fee is non-refundable after September 15, unless the program is cancelled.

Financial assistance is available to students who meet the terms and conditions required by federal financial aid programs.  Please see the PDF icon2018 Financial Aid Budget for estimated costs to attend the program. Students must plan well in advance, as financial aid funds cannot be disbursed more than ten days prior to your enrollment period.

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.

Safety While Traveling Abroad

The University of Iowa and the College of Law regularly monitor travel conditions affecting study abroad programs.  On March 6, 2017, the Department of State issued a Worldwide Caution about continuing threats of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens throughout the world.  The caution does not directly affect Great Britain.  We will notify all participants of any changes to this alert affecting participation in this program.  Under ABA rules, you are permitted to withdraw from any study abroad program if there is an applicable alert or warning.  Visit www.travel.state.gov to see this alert and for tips for traveling abroad.

For More Information

Please see our website at www.law.uiowa.edu/london or contact either Professor Ann Estin (ann-estin@uiowa.edu) or Professor Stella Elias (stella-elias@uiowa.edu).

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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