International Law

Why International Law?

Globalization highlights the importance of both public international law—the law of nations derived from customary law and international agreements. It also focuses on private international law—the resolution of conflicts between the laws of different countries, often in the business context. This program offers students an opportunity to prepare for both legal regimes or to focus on just one.

Courses in International Law

Students can select courses that explore the legal systems of foreign nations and international regions:

Experience in International Law

Students benefit from USD School of Law's many clinics and programs that provide hands-on legal training before graduation.

Get Involved

USD offers many student organizations where you can gather with like-minded colleagues.

Study Law Abroad

In cooperation with international universities, the School of Law offers several programs that introduce American law students to international law and legal institutions. The programs are designed to sensitize students to the cultural differences that influence effective global dealings.


Law Student Affairs
Warren Hall, Room 218
Phone: (619) 260-4651
Fax: (619) 260-7715


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Tue. 8:30- 5 p.m.
Wed. 9:30-5 p.m.
Thur., Fri. 8:30-5 p.m.

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