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Certificate in International and Comparative Law

The Certificate in International and Comparative Law is a graduate level certificate within the Law School’s J.D. program that is intended to prepare law students for engagement in law practice with an international, foreign or comparative law dimension.

In order to receive the certificate at graduation, students must fulfill the following three requirements.

  1. Study Abroad. Complete one of the following programs: (i) the Law School’s summer program at Australian National University, (ii) the Law School’s study abroad program at Tel Aviv University, (iii) the Law School’s United Kingdom Exchange Program, or (iv) a similar study abroad program that has been approved in advance by the Associate Dean for Students and Academic Affairs;
  2. Required Coursework. Complete the following required courses: (i) Public International Law (LAW 710) and (ii) International Business Transactions (LAW 671); and
  3. Elective Coursework. Complete 10 credit hours from the following list of elective courses.
  • Australian and American Law (LAW 773)
  • Comparative Law: Constitutional Law (LAW 786)
  • Immigration Law and Policy (LAW 655)
  • International Environmental Law Seminar (LAW 763)
  • International Human Rights Law (LAW 819)
  • International Domestic Courts Litigation (LAW 832)
  • International Taxation (LAW 761)
  • International Trade and Investment Law (LAW 666)
  • Law of War (LAW 646)
  • Perspectives on Citizenship (LAW 731)
  • Special Problems in Corporate Law: Offshore Financial Transactions (LAW 748)
  • Special Problems in International Law (LAW 625)
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction (LAW 837)

Additional courses may be applied to the Certificate with written approval from the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.