The upper year program offers students the opportunity for focused study in the areas of international, transnational and comparative law and policy.

The courses listed below are offered on a regular basis. For courses offered in the current academic year please see the list of international, transnational and comparative courses in the Academic Handbook. Descriptions of the courses are found on the course listings page.

Our program is also enriched each year by intensive courses offered by a variety of distinguished visitors from institutions around the world. For more information on upcoming intensive courses, which are often international or comparative in nature, please see the course listings page or the Distinguished Visitors page. These courses are offered only in the year of the visit.

Foundation Courses

  • Public International Law
  • Private International Law

Survey Courses

  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Trade Regulation
  • Law of the European Union
  • International Humanitarian Law (The Law of War)

Specialized Courses

  • Advanced International Human Rights
  • Constitutional Design for Divided Societies
  • Critical Theory and Global Law: Resisting Economic Globalization 
  • Globalization, Law and Social Justice
  • Governance of Pharmaceuticals in the International Context
  • International Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • International Investment Law: A New Global Constitutional Order?
  • International Law and Compliance
  • International Taxation
  • Introduction to Law and Development
  • Issues on the Borderlines of Competition Law, Intellectual Property and International Trade
  • Law Institutions and Development
  • Law of Forced Migration
  • Law of International Business and Finance
  • National Security, Criminality, Human Rights and Non-Citizens
  • Peoples and Minorities in International Law
  • Reproductive and Sexual Health Law
  • Women's Rights in Transnational Law
  • Workshop: Law and Globalization

Comparative and Foreign Law Courses

  • Advanced Constitutional Law: Comparative and Remedial Issues
  • Anglo-Canadian Legal History
  • Comparative Anti-Terrorism and National Security Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law and Politics
  • Comparative Criminal Law
  • Comparative Federalism
  • Comparative Indigenous Rights
  • Comparative Law Theory
  • Competition Law and Intellectual Property
  • Constitutional Courts and Constitutional Rights
  • Gender, Politics, and Islamic Law
  • Governing Governance
  • Introduction to the Civilian Tradition
  • Islamic Law in the Contemporary World
  • Jewish Law
  • Judicial Review in Comparative Perspective
  • Law of Democracy
  • Law of Equality: A Comparative Perspective
  • Research Involving Humans: Ethics, Law and Regulation
  • Roman Law

Curricular Clinical, Journal & Advocacy Opportunities

  • International Human Rights Clinic (for credit)
  • Jessup International Competitive Moot (for credit)
  • Journal of International Law and International Relations (for credit)