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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law

For law students who are interested in careers in international public policy or business, Penn State Law offers a curriculum that explores how the laws of global governing bodies and sovereign states interact and differ worldwide. The law school’s close connection to the Penn State School of International Affairs (SIA) means law students can easily take SIA courses or pursue a joint J.D./Master of International Affairs.

Pilot Concentration Program for the Class of 2020

The Penn State Law faculty has approved this program for current third-year J.D. students and current LL.M. students graduating Spring 2020.  Students may earn Concentration recognition in International, Foreign, and Comparative Law using courses from the Selected Courses section below.  J.D. students must earn a minimum of 12 credits and LL.M. students a minimum of 9 credits.  A minimum grade of ‘C’ is required for each course being used toward this Concentration. Upon verification of completion, students will receive a document of recognition.

Declare your intent to complete this Concentration - Concentration Declaration Application - Deadline for Spring 2020 Application is January 31, 2020.  

Upon completion of the requirements, submit your academic eligibility – Concentration Completion Application 

International, Foreign, and Comparative Law Faculty

Selected Courses:

  • Advanced International Sustainable Development Projects Clinic
  • Comparative Corporate Law
  • Conflict of Laws
  • European Union Law Seminar
  • Global Lawyering in the 21st Century
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Financial Law Seminar
  • International Human Rights Seminar
  • International Law
  • International Litigation & Arbitration
  • International Sustainable Development Projects Clinic
  • Multinational Corporations
  • National Security Law I (Foundations)
  • National Security Law II (Leadership in Crisis Simulation)
  • United Nations and International Law Seminar

Additional Experiential Opportunities: