LL.M. Specialization in International and Comparative Law

Specialization Requirements

To be awarded the specialization in International and Comparative Law, students must maintain a B- (2.7) grade average in courses taken for the specialization.

Detailed course descriptions are linked in the listings below. Prospective students should bear in mind that, due to curriculum scheduling and faculty availability, not every class listed is taught each year. This is most often true in the case of seminar courses. A sufficient number of courses will be available to enable those students who choose to specialize to satisfy the specialization requirements.

* Any one (1) credit course will only count as half a Group B course towards the specialization, i.e. you would need to take two 1 credit courses to have it count as a single Group B course.

Group B (Sum of courses from Groups A and B must equal at least four)
Course # Course Name
214 Civil Rights
224 Taxation in a Global Economy
232 Cybersecurity Law and Policy
259 International Commercial Arbitration
266 Critical Race Theory
267 Federal Indian Law
269 National Security Law
313 Conflict of Laws
318 Law and Sexuality
331 Immigration Law
335 Religious Legal Systems: Jewish Law
338 Islamic Jurisprudence
369 Anti-Terrorism and Criminal Enforcement
376 Law and Dissent
383 Political Asylum and Refugee Law
431 Immigration Law and Practice
432 International and Comparative Sports Law
438 International Environmental Law and Policy
457+ Comparative Governance and Constitutional Rights
458+ Law of the Sea
464 Human Trafficking
465+ Prospects for International Justice
467+ Human Rights Law Beyond Borders
507 Labor Law and Social Policy
514 Cultural Property
528 Tribal Legal Systems
558 Political Crimes and Legal Systems
566 Laws of War & the War(s) on Terror
570 American Law in a Global Context
583 Foreign Relations Law
584 Human Rights and Sexual Politics
611A+/B Climate Change and Energy Law
614 Global Perspectives on Criminal Procedure
616 Theories of International Law
636 Current Issues in Chinese Law
637 Good (Native) Governance
639 Political Asylum
653 Advanced Critical Race Thoery
657 Contemporary Issues Facing the International Criminal Court
659 Comparative Corporate Law
671 Comparative Education: Law and Policy
674 Seminar: The Trafficking in Human Beings: Law and Policy
691 Global Justice
708 Civil Rights Litigation Clinic
717 International Human Rights Clinic
735 Asylum Clinic
773 Immigrants' Rights Policy Clinic
782 International Commercial Arbitration Law and Advocacy
927 International Human Rights Clinic: International Field Experience
941 Law of the US - Mexico Border
955+ Prospects for International Justice
956 Legal Holocaust in Hitler's Europe
957 Hard Cases Make Bad (Human Rights) Law
  • + indicates 1 credit course

    The above requirements notwithstanding, a graduate of a non-U.S. law school may instead satisfy the requirements of this specialization by successfully completing Law 278 (Comparative Law), three U.S. law courses, and a substantial paper that considers U.S. law in comparative context.