at a major global crossroads and with an expansive faculty, a wealth of
courses, seminars and clinics, prominent colloquia and symposia, highly
regarded student-edited journals, international moot court opportunities,
exciting student organizations and the strength and support of a cohesive
global community, UCLA Law’s International and Comparative Law Program rivals
any in the nation.
The program engages
in research, advocacy and public education in a multitude of areas of
international and comparative law, including human rights. Our faculty is
composed of outstanding legal scholars and renowned international visitors who
make UCLA Law a focal point for scholars in these fields. Faculty scholarship
and our students’ experience is enhanced by the eminent scholars, practitioners
and jurists who regularly present at our school.
students can tailor their education to many areas of interest in international
and comparative law, such as international human rights, international criminal
law, international trade law and international business law, among many others. Clinical
programs and externships put faculty and students on the ground in far-flung
locations – such as The Hague and the Democratic Republic of Congo – to
advocate for justice in courtrooms, on the ground and in the press.
UCLA Law opportunities for practical training in international and comparative
law, including human rights, are nearly boundless. Some students spend an
entire semester abroad via the Foreign Legal Study and Exchange Program, while
others pursue international externships with the U.S. State Department and
other agencies. Advanced degrees, joint degrees, and interdisciplinary
coursework are all available.
rigorous research frames and addresses critical questions about international
and comparative law, including international human rights law, its development
and application, and its rich offerings to the public include seminars, workshops
and lectures that shed light on the gamut of complex issues.