Concentration Requirements

Students must complete:

Three units from the "Introduction to International Law" course;
At least six units of advanced elective courses chosen from the courses listed on this page;
At least two units of an experiential opportunity

Moreover, all students are required to carry out significant research and writing work during their studies. 

Core Requirements:

Introduction to International Law

This foundational course (three units) introduces students to the basic notions of international and comparative law. It is always offered two times a year, (fall and spring), and often three (summer, fall and spring).

Advanced Electives:

A minimum of six units in advanced elective courses must be successfully completed. Students seeking to specialize in one of the three available Sub-Concentrations (International Economic Law; International Criminal and Human Rights Law; International and Comparative Law), must complete a minimum of six units from the specific Sub-Concentration. Courses with an asterisk (*) are those offered in 2016-2017.

International Business Law:

Experiential Component
  • Vis Moot Court (Hong Kong and Vienna)
  • International Arbitration Moot Court Program

International Criminal and Human Rights Law:

Experiential Component

International & Comparative Law:


Any course listed under the other two Sub-Concentrations plus:

Experiential Component

Research and Writing:

There are many ways in which students enrolled in the International and Comparative Law Concentration can satisfy the requirement to do relevant and significant research and writing work. Some of these are:

  • Being a staffer or editor at one of our school’s law reviews;
  • Participating in a moot court competition;
  • Participating in one of the clinics;
  • Taking the Advanced Legal Research class;
  • Taking the International and Foreign Legal Research Class.