Courses

The Law School has compiled the following list of upper-level courses currently or recently offered to guide students interested in international and comparative law. Related clinics and/or externships are marked with an asterisk, and grouped separately at the end of the list.  The Law School offers the listed courses regularly, but some are not available every year. For guidance about which courses might best fit your particular needs, please consult the faculty members listed below.

  • Advanced Topics in Foreign Relations Law Seminar
  • Comparative Constitutional Law Seminar
  • Comparative Law
  • European Union Law
  • European Human Rights Law
  • Foreign Relations Law of the US
  • Immigration Law
  • Immigration Law Clinic*
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Courts & Tribunals: Practice & Procedure
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • International Justice & Conflict Resolution Externship*
  • International Law
  • International Money Laundering, Corruption & Terrorism
  • International Taxation
  • International Trade Law
  • Introduction to US & Comparative ADR Processes
  • Investor-State Arbitration
  • Latin American Judicial System
  • Terrorism and Human Rights Seminar
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • War Crimes & Tribunals Seminar

Clinics & Externships

The Law School offers the following clinic and externship related to international and comparative: the Immigration Law Clinic and the International Justice and Conflict Resolution Externship.

Certificate Programs & LLM Programs

JD students interested in this area of the law may wish to apply for the International and Comparative Law Certificate Program. LLM students enrolled in the LLM for International Lawyers program may wish to earn the LLM with Certificate in International Law.

Other Opportunities

The Law School offers students interested in international and comparative Law a range of extra- and co-curricular opportunities, many of which are associated with the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute. The Institute promotes in-depth research and instruction in international and comparative law and supports a variety of conferences, lectures, and round-tables, including initiatives related to gun violence and crimes against humanity. Other opportunities include the Dagen-Legomsky Hague Fellowship, the Africa Public Interest Law & Dispute Resolution InitiativeWashington University Global Studies Law Review and numerous internships and study abroad opportunities.

The following full-time faculty teach in the area of international and comparative law.

Faculty and Staff Directory
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Gerrit De Geest

Charles F. Nagel Professor of International and Comparative Law

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Leila Sadat

James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law; Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute and Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the ICC Prosecutor

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Brian Z. Tamanaha

John S. Lehmann University Professor

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Karen Tokarz

Charles Nagel Professor of Public Interest Law & Public Service; Professor of African & African-American Studies, Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program Director, and Civil Rights & Community Justice Clinic