Certificate in International and Comparative Law
The certificate program is designed to provide VLS students with the opportunity to pursue a curricular concentration in international, foreign, and comparative law to develop the skills and substantive knowledge needed for professional careers in this field. The program responds to the increased demand that globalization has created for law professionals with expertise in these areas of law and the increasing importance of transnational practice.
In order to receive a certificate, participants must earn a minimum of 18 credits in international and comparative law, including certain required courses in this field, and must engage in at least one study abroad experience. Certificate recipients must also earn a grade of B or above in the designated required courses and graduate with a minimum of an overall B average. Students interested in earning a certificate must ordinarily declare their intent to participate in the program in spring semester of their first year, during the April registration period. For further information including a detailed list of the requirements and a copy of the declaration form, please email the International and Comparative Law Program.