International Law

Why International Law?

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

JD with International Law Concentration

  • Total required credits: 18
    • To attain this concentration, students must successfully complete all core courses and a sufficient number of credits from the approved electives to reach a minimum of 18 credits.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA): 2.2
    • The minimum cumulative GPA required to obtain the concentration will be based on an average of grades received in courses eligible for concentration credit.
  • Recognition: Certificate and transcript notation
  • Application Process: JD concentration applications must be submitted no later than the applicable deadline stated below. Concentration applications are evaluated after all grades for the graduation term are finalized and JD degrees are officially conferred. Applicants will be notified of the status of their concentration application via email once evaluations are complete.

    application deadlines

    Graduation Month

    Concentration Application Deadline


    April 1 of graduation year


    July 1 of graduation year


    November 1 of graduation year

Concentration Application

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