Center for International and Comparative Law
The Center for International and Comparative Law explores the interactions among international and domestic legal systems of the world from various perspectives, such as politics, finance, trade, crime, human rights, religion, the environment, immigration, tax, and labor.

International law, both public and private, cannot be understood without a working knowledge of comparative politics, history, and culture. By tapping into Emory University’s rich and vast resources, Emory Law encourages an interdisciplinary and experiential study of international law that prepares you to make an immediate impact in the legal world.

Extracurricular Opportunities

The study of international and comparative law is not confined to the classroom at Emory Law. Students can expand their studies by participating in

  • Emory International Law Review 
  • International law moot court team, sponsored by the Moot Court Society
  • International Law Society
  • National Security & Law Society
  • Externships through The Carter Center 
  • Networking with leading international lawyers through the international law sections of the Georgia and Atlanta Bar Associations and through the offices of general counsel of major international firms

These courses are offered on a regular basis, though not all are offered every year:

  • Comparative Corporate Governance
  • Comparative Law
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Customary Law
  • Emerging Markets
  • European Union Law
  • Foreign Relations Law
  • Immigration Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Human Rights
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Humanitarian Law Clinic
  • International Law
  • International Litigation
  • International Organizations
  • International Tax
  • International Trade Law
  • Income Tax Treaties
  • Islamic Law
  • Jewish Law
  • Law and Biodiversity
  • Law of Common Spaces
  • Law of International Sale of Goods
  • Patent Law
  • Russian Law
  • Trade Law
  • Trademark Law
  • War and Security in Law, Culture, and Society (seminar)
  • Western Legal Tradition

In addition, there are seminars in specialized subjects offered from time to time, and many opportunities for independent study with one or more faculty members.