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The International Opportunities

Fordham Law offers a wealth of international and comparative law opportunities for students, both at the School and around the world.

The Law School's curriculum is remarkably rich in its offerings of international, foreign, and comparative law courses---a product of the many members of our faculty with acclaimed international profiles. Further, visiting scholars---professors, scholars, judges, and researchers---bring a wealth of knowledge from a wide rage of legal cultures and enhance international networking. Additionally, our LL.M. program attracts students from around the globe whose diverse viewpoints enrichthe classroom for all students.

Coursework is supplemented by opportunities to explore and experience international law firsthand.

  • Major conferences and events bring the Law School leading figures in their fields from around the world.
  • Study abroad enables J.D. students to study in a variety of venues for a summer, a semester, or a year. For example, our new summer program in Ghana---the first of its kind in West Africa---provides students with opportunities to study international and comparative law while witnessing the evolution of democracy and economic development firsthand in this regional center of international business and enterprise.
  • International internships allow select J.D. students to gain experience at a number of national high courts around the world and in nongovernmental organizations, governmental organizations, and law firms throughout Latin America.
  • Post-graduate international opportunities allow recent graduates to pursue everything from study at the university of Paris I (La Sorbonne) to teaching in Israel.

Our centers and institutes are involved in pathbreaking international law ranging from human rights to intellectual property. For example, our Leitner Center for International Law and Justice provides students the unique opportunity to participate in annual human rights fact-finding missions, which in recent years have taken place in Bolivia, Kenya, New Zealand, Romania, and South Africa. Our Conflict Resolution & ADR Program has a decidely international focus, offering courses and clinics in negotiation, arbitration, and international conflict resolution. And our Center on Law and Information Policy offers conferences, scholarship, and informal workshops as it explores international legal issues central to the information economy.