Universidad Torcuato di Tella Law School (UTDT)

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Are classes taught in English?

No. All law classes at Universidad Torcuato di Tella are taught in Spanish, so students seeking to study in Argentina are required to demonstrate a high level of Spanish language proficiency (typically reflecting completion of at least two years of college-level Spanish). There are approximately 90 courses in the law department offered to students each academic year, more details of which you can view here. Students may also take graduate level law courses, pending availability. Courses are available in areas such as Administrative Law, Competition Law, Environmental Law, Insurance and Liability Law, Intellectual Property Law, and more.

What are the major strengths of the program?

Universidad Torcuato di Tella is well-known for International Business Law. UTDT promotes an interdisciplinary approach to legal studies, incorporating legal approaches based in applied ethics, modern theories of justice, economic analysis of law, game theory, constitutional law, deliberative democracy, criminal responsibility in light of moral and political philosophy, administrative law, and more. Previous UCLA Law students who studied abroad at UTDT pursued coursework there with an emphasis on Latin American Law and Intellectual Property Law.

How many U.S. exchange students are there?

Universidad Torcuato di Tella has partner agreements with almost 30 American universities, so there are always a large number of U.S. exchange students on campus. UTDT invites approximately 5-7 students per semester from several U.S. law schools: Pepperdine University, Brooklyn Law School, Arizona State University, American University, Northwestern University, Southwestern University, University of San Diego, and University of Texas. UTDT will accept two students from UCLA Law per semester, or up to four students per academic year. UTDT also welcomes a variable number of students each semester from numerous institutions abroad, including Bucerius (Germany), Fundacao Getulio Vargas (Brazil), Humboldt (Germany), ITAM (Mexico), Tilburg, Carlos III, Pompeu Fabra (Spain), Amsterdam, Turin (Italy), Roma Tor Vergata (Italy), Louvain (Belgium), Paris X (France), Montreal (Canada), and Neuchatel (Switzerland).

What is the term schedule?

The fall semester runs from early August to mid-December. The spring semester runs from early March to mid-July. Click here for more details regarding the academic calendar.

Where can I get housing?

While Universidad Torcuato di Tella does not offer housing to students, the International Programs Office does offer incoming exchange students a comprehensive list of resources for seeking accommodations in Buenos Aires. UTDT estimates that students may spend between $700 and $950 per month to rent an apartment, or between $350 and $550 per month to rent a room in a house from a family.

Whom should I contact for more information?

UCLA Law Contacts:

Tiffany Parnell, Graduate Studies Coordinator (parnell@law.ucla.edu)

Professor Máximo Langer, Faculty FLSEP Coordinator (langer@law.ucla.edu)

* Prospective exchange students seeking more information about UTDT are advised to first contact the designated UCLA coordinator and/or faculty contact with any initial questions. Only after submitting an application and receiving an official UCLA Law nomination should students then contact the UTDT coordinator directly.

Universidad Torcuato di Tella Contact:

Ms. Paula García Comas, Incoming Students Coordinator, International Programs (exchange@utdt.edu)