International and Comparative Law
The International & Comparative Law Certificate program is intended to provide a foundation for careers and further study in the application of legal regimes to transnational and international relationships.
To receive the International & Comparative Law Certificate upon graduation, students must complete the following courses:
- International Law (3 credits);
- International Business Transactions (3 credits);
- Satisfaction of the Upper Level Writing Requirement (ULW) with a paper focused on international or comparative law content;
- Twelve credits of elective courses; and
- Attendance at two designated CILE programs in each of the candidate’s 2L and 3L years at the School of Law. Note: Because these requirements become effective in the 2013-14 school year, students in the class of 2014 will only be required to attend two CILE programs in their third year of law school.
To register for the International & Comparative Law certificate program, complete the Registrar's online form at any time during the school year.
INTERNATIONAL LAW - 3 credits
This is the basic course on public international law and provides students with the foundations of the laws governing relationships between different nations.
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS - 3 credits
This course covers the basic issues necessary to understand the legal relationships involved when private transactions cross national borders.
FACULTY SUPERVISED LEGAL WRITING REQUIREMENT - 2 credits
This graduation requirement for all law students may be satisfied by taking a seminar and writing a paper on an issue substantially related to international or comparative law. Topic approval by the CILE Director is required, in addition to approval by the faculty member who is teaching the course. This requirement may be satisfied by an independent study only with permission of the CILE Director. Satisfaction of this certificate requirement will also satisfy the general school of Law faculty supervised legal writing.
12 ELECTIVE CREDITS, selected from other international, foreign & comparative law courses
ATTENDANCE AT TWO DESIGNATED CILE PROGRAMS in each of the candidate’s 2L and 3L years at the School of Law.
Note: Because these requirements become effective in the 2013-14 school year, students in the class of 2014 will only be required to attend 2 CILE programs in their third year of law school.