International Opportunities

In addition to offering various degree programs for international students, Northwestern Law offers a wide variety of opportunities for all students to gain exposure to international and comparative law. You will study with faculty who have taught or studied around the world, including the first American attorney to argue a case before the European Court of Human Rights. You also will have access to an extensive collection of foreign and international legal resources through the Pritzker Legal Research Center.

We offer a concentration in international law, which allows you to take a wide variety of international law courses that focus on three areas: public international law, international business law, and comparative law.

Our International Programs Office works with students interested in taking advantage of the Law School's dynamic study abroad programs. Or you may choose to gain firsthand experience in legal and business environments outside the United States by participating in the International Team Projects course, in which you will conduct field studies abroad during our two-week spring break. You can also gain real-world experience through the Center for International Human Rights, where students and faculty carry out research, public and professional education, and advocacy for pressing international issues.

There are plenty of extra-curricular activities that focus on international law as well. Scholarly journals focus on either international business or international human rights. Each year, teams of students are selected to participate in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court and the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court. Student organizations also frequently bring guest speakers from around the world to the Chicago campus.