The International and Comparative Law Program (ICLP) engages in research, advocacy and public education in a multitude of areas of international and comparative law. Our faculty is composed of outstanding legal scholars and renowned international visitors who make UCLA Law a focal point in these fields. Our students can pursue a specialization in international and comparative law, and attend many events, workshops, and conferences featuring eminent scholars, practitioners and jurists.
On October 15 and 16, 2020, the UCLA School of Law International and Comparative Law Program and the Transnational Program on Criminal Justice will co-sponsor the 2020 Annual Meeting of the the American Society of Comparative Law. The online meeting is entitled Comparative Legal History.
More information about the annual meeting.
Making a Global Impact
Students in our J.D. and LL.M. programs can specialize in diverse and dynamic areas of stud in international and comparative law.
ICLP provides group and one-on-one individualized careers counselling to those students interested in pursuing careers in international and comparative law.
The program provides support to students who wish to spend a semester or summer in an externship or internship focused on international or comparative law with non-governmental organizations, international organizations, and governments.
Student organizations, journals, and moot courts, contribute to the vibrancy of the International and Comparative Law Program.
Who We Are
Sherry YuanProgram Manager
Khaled M. Abou El FadlOmar and Azmeralda Alfi Professor of Law
E. Tendayi AchiumeProfessor of Law
Asli Ü. BâliProfessor of Law
Faculty Director, Promise Institute for Human Rights
Joseph BerraHuman Rights in the Americas Project Director
Stephen GardbaumStephen Yeazell Endowed Chair in Law
Máximo LangerProfessor of Law
Director of the UCLA Transnational Program on Criminal Justice
Faculty Director of the UCLA Criminal Justice Program
Kate MackintoshExecutive Director, Promise Institute for Human Rights
Neil W. NetanelPete Kameron Professor of Law
Jessica PeakeDirector, International and Comparative Law Program
Assistant Director, the Promise Institute for Human Rights
Kal RaustialaPromise Institute Chair in Comparative and International Law
Director, UCLA Ronald W. Burkle Center for International Relations
Peter L. ReichLecturer in Law
Academic Director, Law & Communication Intensive
Richard H. SteinbergProfessor of Law
Jonathan D. Varat Endowed Chair in Law
Professor of Political Science
Lara StempleAssistant Dean for Graduate Studies and International Student Programs
Director, Health and Human Rights Law Project
Katherine StoneArjay and Frances Fearing Miller Distinguished Professor of Law
Alexander StremitzerVisiting Professor of Law, Senior Scholar in Residence
Alex WangProfessor of Law
Eric M. ZoltMichael H. Schill Distinguished Professor of Law
Resources and Other Programs
Foreign Legal Study and Exchange Program
In an increasingly interconnected world, experience and familiarity with international law and other nations’ legal systems and cultures is increasingly indispensable for lawyers, legal scholars, and law students alike. Recognizing this powerful trend, UCLA School of Law offers various opportunities for our students, and for law students in other countries, to gain exposure to international law and the legal systems and cultures of other nations through our Foreign Legal Study and Exchange Program (FLSEP).
Interdisciplinary Study Opportunities
UCLA School of Law has long been a leader in the interdisciplinary study of law, and unlike many other schools, UCLA law students can take courses in the professional schools and departments elsewhere on the UCLA campus, offering yet another way for students to connect to the world outside of the law school.
Visiting Scholars and Researchers Program
The Visiting Scholars & Researchers Program at UCLA School of Law enables scholars, practitioners and jurists to spend up to a year at UCLA, use the law school facilities, and interact with UCLA Law faculty and students. Participants in the program come from U.S. and overseas universities, foreign governmental entities, and are individual practitioners in foreign countries.
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