Hannah Richardson
University of Melbourne

"Being in the legal heart of one of the world's global capitals, and adopting a comparative approach, the CTLS is in a unique position to address some of the most pressing issues of the modern era. As the world further globalises, it will become increasingly important for law students to have an understanding of other legal systems and transnational legal issues. The CTLS has given me a more comprehensive education, one relevant to the twenty-first century. I would highly recommend the CTLS to any law student eager not only to explore fascinating legal issues but also to further a career in international or transnational law and to forge exceptional friendships."

traveling abroad

TRAVEL, PASSPORTS, AND VISAS

Participants must make their own international travel arrangements as well as those for any subsequent travel within Europe.  Many airlines and travel agencies offer attractive round-trip airfares. For example, STA, located in most large cities, caters to the student traveler.

Passports are required for travel to London and are the responsibility of each student. Lines at Passport Offices can be very long. Plan ahead and get your passport early!

Students must present their enrollment confirmation letter from Georgetown Law (which will be sent to you before your departure) and be able to provide proof of a round trip ticket to customs officials upon arrival in the U.K. Some advice also suggests that students carry proof of financial support, such as a current bank statement as well as bank statements for the previous 2 months. For Georgetown Law students, we also suggest that you print off your bill from MyAccess indicating that your tuition, fees, and housing charges (if applicable) have been paid. Those of you receiving financial aid will most likely have your funds dispersed before the start of the program. Assuming that you have requested that the funds be transferred in to your bank account, your bank balance should reflect your financial aid award. In addition, if you travel during the program, you will want to keep your confirmation letter and your proof of a round trip ticket (and your passport, of course) with you at all times.

If you are a national of a country that the U.K. Home Office defines as a visa national country (see this website), you may require prior entry clearance before you arrive in the UK, in order to enter as a student visitor. You should consult the U.K. Visa Services website here. Students in need of prior entry clearance are responsible for applying for their own visas.

Please note that under UK immigration rules, CTLS students who come into the UK as student visitors from non-EU countries are not permitted to stay in the U.K. more than six months and are not eligible to work at paid or unpaid employment, including internships.  This also applies to students who secure prior entry clearance. 

Useful Information:

Center for Transnational Legal Studies
37-39 High Holborn
London WC1V 6AA, United Kingdom