University of Copenhagen

Copenhagen

Marquette University Law School currently participates in an exchange program with the University of Copenhagen (Denmark). In an exchange program, Marquette law students pay tuition and fees to Marquette University on the same basis that they would pay for a regular semester at Marquette, but students are enrolled in and attend classes at the foreign law school. 

Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is not only Denmark's oldest university, but also one of the oldest in Northern Europe. Its location in the capital city makes the University's development, key people and events a part of the history of Denmark.  The country of Denmark is home to one of the oldest monarchies in the world and has a history tracing back to the Viking Age. Visitors to Copenhagen can see this history everywhere in the city where cobblestone streets, palaces and royal artifacts comprise a beautiful backdrop to modern life.  More information about the University of Copenhagen is available here.

The University of Copenhagen offers a wide selection of law courses treating international and European Union law that are taught in the English language. Additional law courses are taught in Danish. Marquette Law School students participating in an exchange at the University of Copenhagen may choose to take all English language courses or to take a mix of English and Danish language courses. It is recommended that law students participating in the exchange register solely for English language law courses unless they speak Danish fluently.

English is widely spoken in Copenhagen, and it is not necessary to be proficient in the Danish language in order to live and study in Copenhagen.  Please note that course offerings change from semester to semester and that the University of Copenhagen cannot guarantee that exchange students will be able to enroll in all of their preferred courses.

The University of Copenhagen offers courses in the Danish language to interested exchange students while they are enrolled in law classes.  Law School credit is NOT awarded for the Danish language instruction course. 

A “fact sheet” with additional information about the semester exchange program with the University of Copenhagen is available here.

Law students selected to participate in the exchange program will enroll in classes at the foreign law school according to procedures established by the foreign law school. In addition, students must enroll at the same time in parallel Law School courses titled “Law XXX Study Abroad – University of Copenhagen.” Only the Marquette Law School courses will appear on the student's transcript.

Students must receive prior approval for their exchange courses from the Law School Director of Study Abroad Programs.  All credits awarded will receive a grade of Satisfactory, unless the student fails to achieve a grade of C in any class, in which case the student's transcript will show that the student earned no credit for the course with a grade of Unsatisfactory. Students will be awarded credit hours for classes taken in exchange programs depending on the number of hours of classroom instruction for each class.

The number of Marquette Law students permitted to participate in a semester exchange at the University of Copenhagen is limited to a maximum of two each academic semester, and there may be certain semesters when no exchange positions are available at all.

The University of Copenhagen is currently offering a mix of online and in-person classes for law students.  The University has posted information regarding the measures taken to protect the health and safety of its students during the coronavirus pandemic.

Application Deadlines:

September 15 for exchange visits during the following spring semester

April 1 for exchange visits during the following fall semester

For further information about the semester exchange program with the University of Copenhagen, contact Professor Ed Fallone, Director of Study Abroad Programs, at edward.fallone@marquette.edu.

IMPORTANT: The application process begins with approval from Prof. Ed Fallone, the Law School’s Director of Study Abroad programs. If you would like to apply for a semester exchange at the University of Copenhagen, contact Prof. Fallone before the deadline date. Do not contact the University of Copenhagen directly.