The UMKC School of Law study abroad programs provide students the opportunity to expand their understanding of legal systems through comparative study of international counterparts. While at UMKC, students have the opportunity to participate in one of two summer study abroad trips to China or Ireland. Students may also earn credit for participating in a range of study abroad opportunities sponsored by other law schools.

In addition to summer programs, students may also participate in a study abroad internship or a semester-long study abroad

The objectives of a student undertaking law study abroad during the J.D. program are 1) to obtain a deeper understanding of cross-cultural communication specific to the country in which the student studies, 2) to obtain knowledge of the laws and legal system of the country in which the student studies, and 3) to advance the student learning outcomes of the UMKC School of Law in the context of the cultural and legal environment of country in which the student studies.