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Fletcher Partners with the University of St. Gallen for New International Law Dual Degree

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The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University is pleased to announce a new international law dual degree with the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. A leader in the fields of law and business, St. Gallen, like Fletcher, is internationally focused with an interdisciplinary approach to education.

Students participating in the program would obtain both a Master of Laws in International Law (LL.M.) from Fletcher and a Master in International Law (MIL) from St. Gallen after one and half to two years of study, depending on course selection.

Executive Director of Fletcher’s LL.M Program John Burgess has taught at both schools and has been instrumental in forging this relationship. “Both schools share a strong commitment to teaching and scholarship in the global context, and I am delighted that Fletcher and St. Gallen students will now have the opportunity to participate in a program that will provide them access to the highly complementary course offerings, outstanding teaching, and different geographic exposure that the two schools offer,” he said.

The LL.M and MIL dual degree allows masters level students in law to study in two jurisdictions. Participants will benefit from access to the course offerings available at Fletcher and St. Gallen, as well as the exposure to international law issues from the lens of both the United States and Europe.

Marlene Schenck, who is currently enrolled at St. Gallen but is studying at Fletcher for the Fall 2016 semester, acknowledged the benefits of studying in both locations.

“Studying at the University of St. Gallen gives students insights into a European perspective, including the option to complete courses on European law,” Schenck said. “Moreover, the University is very strong in the field of private international law, which allows students to immerse in this field. The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy on the other side offers a US perspective and has a focus on public international law, giving students more options in this field.”

Outside of the academic offerings, each institution offers a vibrant community of students from around the world who are involved in many different clubs and initiatives, exposing a dual degree student to more networking opportunities.

“This allows double-degree students to broaden their network considerably and extend it to other sectors and the other side of the Atlantic,” Schenck said.

The program will start accepting applications in the fall of 2016.

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