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Certificate in International and Comparative Law


The following courses must be completed by each candidate for a Certificate in International and Comparative Law:

Required Courses

(14 credits)

Required Courses: Two of the following three courses, the additional course qualifies as an elective:

  • Public International Law (PIL) (3 credits)
  • International Business Transactions (2 credits)
  • Comparative Law (2)

Required International Experience:

  • Participation in a Semester or Summer overseas program such as the London Program, Copenhagen, Augsburg, Rwanda and Uganda.

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in the following:

  • Pepperdine International Law Society
  • Student Membership in American Society of International Law
  • Jessup, Vis or Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Moots
  • Straus Hong Kong-Beijing
  • Straus London-Geneva

Elective Courses: Ten units from the following:

  • Asylum Clinic (2-4 Credits)
  • Asylum and Refugee Law (2 Credits)
  • Clinical Law-International (1 credit) (London Program only)
  • Cross-Cultural Conflict and Dispute Resolution (2)
  • Current Issues in International Dispute Resolution (2)
  • European Union Law (3) (London Program only)
  • International Commercial Arbitration (2-3)
  • International Commercial Dispute Resolution (2)
  • International Entertainment & Copyright Law (2-3) (London Program only)
  • International Environmental Law (2) (London Program only)
  • International Investment Disputes (2-3)
  • International Litigation (2)
  • International Tax (3)
  • International Trade (2)
  • Moot Court-London, Jessup, Vis, or FDI (1)
  • Immigration Law (2)
  • Human Rights (2/3) (IPL recommended)

Additional electives when offered:

  • Foreign Relations Law (2 Credits) (PIL recommended)
  • Conflict of Laws (3 Credits)
  • Seminar in Advanced Constitutional Law (Comparative Constitutional Law)
  • Diplomacy
  • War Crimes (2 Credits)
  • Global Justice & Legal Issues
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law (3 Credits)
  • Independent Study