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Aberdeen, Scotland, Summer Study-Abroad Program

July 10 – Aug. 4, 2017


The University of Baltimore School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, sponsors a summer study-abroad program in comparative law at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. The program provides students with insight into the laws of another country, a new perspective on the American legal system, and a look at the challenges of representing clients in a global economy. Courses are taught by University of Baltimore and University of Maryland faculty, as well as by University of Aberdeen faculty. Courses vary from year to year. The program is open to students who have completed their first-year courses and are in good academic standing. Financial aid is available.

The University of Aberdeen has a rich heritage that dates from the 1495 founding of King's College. In 2006, Newsweek named it one of four “Scottish Ivies.” The London  Times in 2012 ranked Aberdeen Law School the best in Scotland and the fifth-best in the United Kingdom.

The modern city of Aberdeen is located on the edge of the Grampian Highlands between the Rivers Dee and Don on the icy North Sea. The “granite city,” as it is known, features a profusion of roses, parks and numerous venues for sports (especially golf), as well as a lively nightlife and pub scene. Aberdeen is easily reached by plane from London, Amsterdam, Dublin and Reykjavik.

Transportation by bus within the city is convenient and inexpensive. Major tourist areas such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Oban and the Isle of Skye are accessible by train, bus or ferry.

In summer, Aberdeen feels like fall in the mid-Atlantic region—days can be bright and cool or rainy and cold. During the summer, Aberdeen residents enjoy 20 hours of sunlight each day.