As almost every area of practice crosses borders in the 21st century, the International Law Concentration gives you a unique edge.
International law at UC Hastings prepares students to compete and succeed on the global stage. Located in the entrepreneurial and technological heart of California, UC Hastings has reach and influence that touches every continent. Students in the International Law Concentration exemplify the cosmopolitan nature of the larger student body.
The program’s faculty is comprised of international law leaders including Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza, an expert in human rights and international development; Professor Joel Paul, an expert in international trade and economic law; Professor Chimène Keitner, an expert in international civil litigation and public international law; and Professor David Takacs, an expert in international environmental law. From advising the U.S. government on international law and litigation, to changing conversations about transitional justice, to breaking new ground in transnational business cases, our faculty is helping to shape the future of international law.
The depth of our course offering allows the flexibility of taking courses in international trade and business, public international law, and foreign legal systems, among other subjects. UC Hastings also partners with an elite group of foreign law schools, giving students remarkable opportunities to study abroad. Most importantly, the experience you gain as an international law student will help you cultivate and grow the kind of strategic, integrated thinking that gives you the confidence and skills to practice in a global setting.
How to Enroll
To enroll in the Concentration, you must complete a Concentrated Studies Application, have the Concentration Advisor sign the form, and file it with the Records Department.
Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza (for 2016-17)