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:
- JD with International Law Concentration
- LLM in International Law
- LLM in Comparative Law (for international students)
- Full-time, part-time and summer programs
Experience in International Law
Students benefit from USD School of Law's many clinics and programs that provide hands-on legal training before graduation.
USD offers many student organizations where you can gather with like-minded colleagues.
- International Human Rights Law Society
- International Law Society
- San Diego International Law Journal
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.