International and Comparative Law Specialization

Overview of the Program

The International and Comparative Law Specialization is at the heart of UCLA School of Law’s robust International and Comparative Law Program (ICLP).

The Specialization is designed for students seeking advanced study in international and comparative law, including international human rights law, and those who intend to practice law in those fields.

International and comparative law is unique as a field of study because it is particularly diverse. Students in the International and Comparative Law Specialization can choose to structure their curriculum to focus on any number of priorities, such as public international law, comparative and foreign law, international human rights law, international criminal law, international trade law and international intellectual property law, among others.

Beyond the course requirements, students have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of related extracurricular activities within the ICLP.  UCLA School of Law has highly-regarded student edited journals, several international law related student organizations, and moot court opportunities for students to enhance their advocacy skills. The expansive faculty of the ICLP host a variety of prominent colloquia, symposia and speaker events throughout the year, which enhance the intellectual community of the law school.