Photograph: View of ocean from Barbados.

Admission Requirements

Any U.S. or Canadian law student in good standing at a law school who will have completed one year of academic work prior to May 30, 2014 is eligible for the program.

  • Washburn Law students are considered to be in good standing when their cumulative grade point average is 2.0 or above.
  • Non-Washburn students must furnish a letter from the Dean or Registrar certifying their current good standing.

By submitting a registration application, students are certifying that they will meet the admission requirements. Students must advise the Director of International Legal Programs of any change in academic status.

Applications must be received no later than April 15, 2014. Enrollment is limited to 50 U.S. or Canadian law students; however, one-half of these enrollments will be reserved for Washburn Law students until March 3, 2014. Enrollment will be granted in order of application receipt. Once 50 applications have been received, all subsequent applicants will have the opportunity to be put on a wait list.

In 2013 there were 11 students enrolled in the program, five U.S. law students and five students from The University of the West Indies. Up to four academic scholarships will be awarded to University of the West Indies law students to attend the program.

Photograph: Ashlee Erikson.
"Living and studying in Barbados for six weeks was an experience that I will never forget. I learned about a new culture, met new people, and made friendships that will last a lifetime. Studying abroad is definitely a life changing experience that I recommend for any student." - Ashlee Erickson, Washburn Law Student
ABA Standard

"Students enrolling in a semester or year-long study abroad program for credit toward a J.D. degree must have completed at least one year of full- or part-time law study at an ABA-approved law school or a law school described in Standard 506(a)(1) prior to enrolling."
Criteria for Approval of Foreign Semester and Year-Long Study Abroad Programs Established by ABA-Approved Law Schools, page 112, section VI.