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International Comparative and Transnational Law

Ineternational, Comparative, and Transnational Law - Faculty Recommendations

The core building-blocks course for study of International, Comparative, and Transnational Law is International Law in the Public Sphere (Public International Law). Students should try to take this course in their second year. Students who wish to take part in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Team are required to take the course either prior to or during their participation in Jessup. 

For students who expect to concentrate on how International, Comparative, and Transnational Law affects individuals, International Human Rights is a core course. Students are recommended to take this course as well as Public International Law in order to build a firm foundation from which to pursue more specialized courses, substantive as well as clinical and skills courses, as listed below. Those students interested in social justice issues generally might wish to consult the course advising sheet "Human Rights and Social Justice Law."

For students who expect to concentrate on the business aspects (transactional or litigation) of International, Comparative, and Transnational Law, International Business Transactions is the core course. Although students are recommended take this course in addition to Public International Law, students may decide only to take International Business Transactions in order to pursue expanded core courses, such as: Conflict of Laws, International Economic Law, International Trade Disputes Seminar, International Investment Disputes Seminar, International Finance, and International Intellectual Property.

Substantive Courses in International, Comparative, and Transnational Law

Conflict of Laws

Comparative Law

Criminal Justice Administration Seminar

Free Trade and the Environment

Foreign Relations Law

Globalization and the Law

Immigration Law and Procedure

International Aspects of U.S. Taxation

International Business Transactions *

International Economic Law

International Environmental Law

International Finance

International Human Rights *

International Human Rights: Transitional Justice

International Human Rights: Refugee Law

International Intellectual Property

International Intellectual Property and Development

International Investment Disputes Seminar

International Law in the Public Sphere (Public International Law) *

International Litigation and Arbitration

International Tax

International Trade Disputes Seminar

Is International Law Democratic?

Theories of International Law

Transnational Criminal Law

Asian American Jurisprudence

Latinos & Latinas and the Law

Native American Law Seminar

Sex-Based Discrimination

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Law

Women and the Law Practicum

Women, Islam and the Law

Clinicals and Skills Courses

Civil Rights Clinic

Family Protection & Legal Assistance Clinic

Immigration Law Clinic

Jessup International Law Moot Court Team

Prison Law Clinic

UC/DC Externship Program with appropriate governmental or nongovernmental organization

Faculty Council members, California International Law Center at King Hall (CILC):

Professors Afra Afsharipour, Vikram Amar, Andrea K. Bjorklund, Alan E. Brownstein, Carol S. Bruch, Anupam Chander, Holly S. Cooper, Christopher Elmendorf, Floyd F. Feeney, Robert W. Hillman, Lisa Ikemoto, Edward J. Imwinkelried, Kevin R. Johnson, Raha Jorjani, Courtney G. Joslin, Leslie A. Kurtz, Peter Lee, Albert C. Lin, Miguel A. Méndez, Millard A. Murphy, John Oakley, Amagda Pérez, Lisa R. Pruitt, Cruz Reynoso, Daniel L. Simmons, James F. Smith, Madhavi Sunder, Carter C. White

These recommendations reflect discussions among the Faculty Council of the law school's California International Law Center at King Hall (CILC). They are not recommendations of the law faculty as a whole. 


* Core Courses

Note: not all courses are offered every year. Students with a particular interest in a certain course should consider taking it at the first offering.