International & Comparative Law

“The legal profession is dramatically changing as a consequence of new technologies and globalization that in turn are challenging students to develop greater understanding and knowledge about transnational law and other legal cultures.”

~ Professor Robert E. Lutz

To see a list of International and Comparative Law courses taught in the last three years, choose International and Comparative Law from the Filter by Area of Law drop-down list on the courses page or click here.

  • Immigration Law Clinic
  • Externship Placements: Central American Resource Center; Clinical Programmes Initiative of Rural Governance (India); LACBA Immigration Legal Assistance Project; U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Student Exchange Programs through the North American Consortium on Legal Education (NACLE) and with The Hague Law School in The Netherlands, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Argentina, and the University of Western Ontario in Canada
  • Summer study abroad program in London
  • Southwestern Journal of International Law
  • Journal of International Media & Entertainment Law
  • Moot court Honors Program teams fielded to international law competitions
  • Student Organizations and Activities: International Justice Mission, Immigration Law Student Association, International Law Society, International Students Association

The rise of globalization has enhanced the importance and intrigue of international law. Southwestern has developed a reputation for placing an intensive focus on this critical discipline. The school offers more than 60 courses and seminars on International and Comparative Law taught by faculty who are nationally recognized authorities in their fields. International issues are also routinely considered within the context of other subjects.