Now in its 51st year, this is the oldest on-going program in Oxford to be sponsored by a U.S. school. It provides a unique opportunity for students and practitioners to study comparative law and the history of the common law in its original setting. Participants reside at St. Edmund Hall, a University of Oxford college, which traces its roots to the 13th century when Edmund of Abingdon, monk and subsequent Archbishop of Canterbury, is believed to have lived and taught at this location. Named St. Edmund Hall in 1317, it is the only remaining original Oxford community. In addition to attending classes, participants go on program outings to London and Stratford-upon-Avon, with plenty of opportunity for independent travel.
To speak with the International Programs Academic Advisor about study abroad courses, you can visit our zoom drop-in advising hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm. There are also appointments available via Campus Connect on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. If these times do not work for you, contact our advisor directly at IP-AcademicAdvising@fsu.edu to make an appointment.
IP provides Liberal Studies requirement areas in an effort to help students make informed decisions. Although every attempt is made to be accurate & current, requirement areas are fluid and it is the student’s responsibility to confirm all Liberal Studies requirement areas through the Liberal Studies Course Search Tool and your major advisor.
|An Introduction to English Public Law
The course will offer an introduction to constitutional and administrative law in the England. Week 1 will offer an overview of three main actors in English public law – the UK Parliament, the courts and the executive – as well as beginning to highlight some of the debates about the scope of their powers and the relationships between them. Weeks 2 and 3 will build on the first week by considering more specifically how the executive is held to account in English law. The main focus will be on judicial review, including the grounds on which it can be sought and the various barriers to access. However, the course will also consider other methods of legal accountability, including the role of tribunals in the English legal system and the possibility of bringing a private law claim against a public authority. Week 4 will consider and evaluate methods of rights protection in the UK, including the Human Rights Act 1998 and common law rights. The course will aim to foster legal expertise, especially in case law analysis. Each class will be focused on a case which will serve as a springboard for broader discussion of the themes raised. The course will be assessed as a three hour exam sat at the end of the course.
|English Legal History
The institutional framework of the Common Law and how that framework influenced the structure of the substantive law. Discusses the initial courts; the emergence of the dominant ‘common law’ courts, King's Bench and Common Pleas, and the competing/complimentary Equity jurisdiction; the writ system and development of the pleading forms and the methods of proof used in trials. Considers tenures, the principal Real Actions for the recovery of land at Common Law and selected writs. There will be a 2-1/2 hr. closed book handwritten exam.
|Environmental Policy & Natural Resources Law
This course provides an introduction to environmental policy and natural resources law, with an emphasis on living resources. In a mixed seminar format, we’ll survey the legal treatment of wildlife and biodiversity, fisheries and marine resources, water resources, forests and rangelands, and National Parks and Monuments. We’ll draw lessons from these fields to understand the themes and conflicts of environmental management generally, and the unique qualities of these natural resources that render management efforts so difficult. Throughout the course, we will probe the interplay between scientific, economic, cultural, and political factors that complicate environmental decision-making—especially in a resource rich state like Florida, where each of the surveyed resources plays a foundational role. The textbook will be Natural Resources Law and Policy by Rasband, Salzman, and Squillace. There will be a take-home exam.
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the law of privacy. The course will cover the key legal and policy issues of privacy, including the legal authorities and obligations of both the government and the private sector with respect to protecting personal information. The course will include a survey of federal laws, executive orders, regulations, and cases related to privacy. The course will also explore the legislative and technology landscape in this dynamic area and will provide students with opportunities to discuss cutting-edge issues at the intersection of law, technology, and policy. Professor-provided materials will be used and there will be an in-class exam.
*/**/***/****/^ Courses followed by these symbols denote cross listing. Students may take one or the other, but not both.
We understand financial considerations heavily influence study abroad decisions. The International Programs Financial Team hosts financial aid workshops and can answer financial aid questions during in-person advising appointments or via email: IP-FinancialAid@fsu.edu.
Instead of main campus tuition, participants pay an international program fee that typically includes instructional costs for a set number of IP credit hours, housing abroad during the program dates, international health insurance coverage, plus excursions & group activities. Each program fee is listed on the garnet Description tab of the program page, along with the specific expenses that are/are not included.
The program fee is split into two payments: a non-refundable ‘commitment fee’ followed by a second ‘full payment’ deadline to pay the remaining balance of the program fee. Check the garnet Dates & Docs tab of the program page for specific payment due dates. To make a payment, click here. Always review the cancellation & fee liability policy for your program before making a payment or deferment.
Almost all sources of Financial aid (Florida Prepaid, Bright Futures, Loans, Grants, VA funding, Scholarships) are applicable toward program fees. Click the boxes below and review the IP Financial Aid Handbook to learn more about financial aid for studying abroad, including the fee deferment process that allows those receiving financial aid to delay paying a portion of their program fee until the beginning of their program, when most financial aid will have disbursed. A deferment does not reduce your balance owed, it only changes the due date.
For information about the 1098-T form, click here.
Florida Prepaid (FPP) tuition and local fees and/or dorm benefits may be used to pay International Programs fees.
To use a Florida Prepaid dorm account during the summer term, the purchaser of the Prepaid account must contact Florida Prepaid and complete the steps required to authorize use of the summer dorm plan for studying abroad. All other plans will be billed by FSU without additional authorization.
|# of Credits Enrolled
|FPP Local Fees*
|Program Start Date
|Scholarship Open Date
|Scholarship Application Deadline
|Scholarship Award Decisions Communicated to Applicants
|November 1, 2023
|December 31, 2023
|Prior to January 17, 2024
|January 10, 2024
|April 24, 2024
|Prior to May 22, 2024
|April 29, 2024
|September 4, 2024
|Prior to September 18, 2024
Florida State assesses a technology fee which is NOT included in the International Programs fee. The technology fee rate for 2021-2022 is assessed at $5.25 per credit hour for all students, regardless of location of study.
International Programs fees do NOT include Facilities and Equipment Fees, which are assessed each semester for some majors (Medicine, Motion Pictures Arts, Music, Nursing, Fine Arts, Dance, Digital Media Production, etc.) even though you are studying overseas. If you are in one of these colleges/majors, you will be assessed a fee. Details can be found on the Registration Guide, under 'Fees and Financial Information.'
The world is within your reach! Talk with a member of IP's Finances Team to learn how your financial aid can help you have a study abroad experience of a lifetime!
Join us for a virtual information session, register below! Or request a meeting by contacting IP-FinancialAid@fsu.edu. Be sure to follow us on social media @fsuip for updates.
The online fee deferment is located in the International Programs Student Portal under the Money Matters area. Login here to access the portal.
Attention: Refund Committee
Office of FSU International Programs
A5500 University Center
282 Champions Way
P.O. Box 3062420
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420
A visa is not required for U.S. citizens participating on a study-abroad program shorter than six months. Anyone wishing to partake in two consecutive semesters will likely be required to obtain a visa and should contact an Immigration Coordinator, at IP-Visas@fsu.edu, for assistance.
|Summer 2024 Oxford Law
|Wednesday, October 04, 2023
|Commitment Fee Due
|Thursday, February 29, 2024
|Full Payment Due
|Thursday, March 28, 2024
For 60 years, Florida State University International Programs has been committed to providing a rewarding academic and cultural experience that enriches the lives of our students. Our highest priority is and always has been the welfare and security of our students.
Program directors maintain contact with our Tallahassee office, local authorities, and United States officials, both at home and abroad. Each program holds meetings with students in which safety procedures and precautions are detailed and regularly re-emphasized. Each program has an Emergency Plan which includes details about local health care facilities, meeting points and procedures, and contingency plans and funds should it ever become necessary to evacuate our students.
Students are reminded to inform International Programs of the details of their independent travel details via our online travel form, heed US State Department travel advisories, and take relevant emergency and US Embassy/Consulate contact information with them.
Students venture abroad to experience other cultures, and to gain a deeper appreciation of their role as American citizens in the world. FSU International Programs is fully committed to helping students realize these aspirations in a safe and secure learning environment.
All International Programs fees include international medical and evacuation insurance coverage through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). A link to our policy is provided below. The coverage will be effective for participants from the day the program starts until the day the program ends. Please note: this policy is NOT intended to replace your domestic coverage. For more information, visit studentinsurance.fsu.edu.
FSU International Programs encourages program participants to consider purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance comes in many forms and can protect you in case you need to change your travel plans due to unforeseen circumstances. The coverage ranges from help with lost baggage to delay in flight plans to trip cancellation.
Travel insurance that covers fees associated with changing your airfare plans is especially helpful for those attending programs that require entry or student visas. Immigration approval can take months with regulations changing often that can cause the need to delay or cancel flight plans. Often airfare arrangements are non-refundable or cannot be changed without fee penalties. Certain types of trip cancellation insurance will reimburse you the cost of your airfare or penalty fees. Travel Insurance must cover failure to obtain visa.
You may wish to begin researching travel insurance and trip cancellation policies by using the Travel Insurance Review website. Their Travel Insurance 101: The Complete Guide to Travel Insurance section is particularly helpful for those just beginning their research. They also have a section that allows you to compare different policies.
Travel insurance is also offered through CISI and Travel Insured International. Please note that this plan must be purchased within 21 days of paying your first fee. For example, if looking to insure the cost of the program, the plan must be purchased within 21 days of paying the commitment fee to International Programs. If wishing to insure only the cost of the flight, the plan must be purchased within 21 days of purchasing airfare.
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Florida State University study center safety guides include institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The report also contains statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by The Florida State University; and on public property within or immediately adjacent and accessible from the campus. A paper copy is available upon request to FSU International Programs at A5500 University Center, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420, or by contacting FSU International Programs at (850) 644-3272 or (800) 374-8581.
Copies are also available from the study center administrative offices, or you may download from the links below: