Almost every area of legal practice crosses borders in the 21st century. The International Law Concentration gives you the opportunity to hone your legal skills and gain exposure to varied aspects of multi-jurisdictional practice.
For students who are interested in a career involving international law, foreign law, or transactions and activities that cross borders, completing the International Law Concentration will help to distinguish you from other job applicants and give you the confidence and skills to practice in a global setting. The depth of our course offerings allows the flexibility of taking courses in international trade and business, public international law and human rights, and foreign legal systems, among other subjects. UC Hastings also partners with a select group of foreign law schools, giving students remarkable opportunities to study abroad.
Most importantly, the experience you gain as a student of international law 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.
The program’s faculty is comprised of international law leaders including Professor Karen Musalo, an expert in refugee law; Professor Ugo Mattei, an expert in comparative law; Professor Joel Paul, an expert in international trade and economic law; Professor Chimène Keitner, an expert in international civil litigation and public international law; Professor David Takacs, an expert in international environmental law; and Professor Keith Hand, an expert on the Chinese legal system. 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.
How to Enroll
To enroll in the Concentration, you must complete a Concentrated Studies Application. After obtaining the necessary signature(s), submit the form to the Office of the Registrar.
Please see the Course Catalog for the most updated information about each concentration’s requirements, including required and qualifying classes. If you have questions, please reach out to the Concentration Advisor.
Advisor: Professor Chimène Keitner