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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.

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.

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International, Foreign, and Comparative Law Faculty


  • Asylum and Refugee Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • European Union Law Seminar
  • Global Lawyering in the 21st Century
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Financial Law Seminar
  • International Human Rights Seminar
  • International Law
  • International Litigation & Arbitration
  • International Telecommunications & Space Law
  • International Trade Law
  • Investment Treaty Arbitration
  • Multinational Corporations
  • National Security Law I (Foundations)
  • National Security Law II (Leadership in Crisis Simulation)
  • The Supreme Court in Comparative Perspective Seminar
  • United Nations and International Law Seminar
  • Selected non-law elective courses (e.g., "Human Rights and Displaced People" in Penn State's School of International Affairs, the School of Public Policy, and others with Associate Dean for Academic Affairs approval)


  • Advanced International Sustainable Development Projects Clinic
  • International Sustainable Development Projects Clinic

Additional Experiential Opportunities:

*Associate Dean for Academic Affairs approval reqruied: Will count towards the concentration if the work is related to the concentration.