Borders no longer limit business deals, litigation, arbitration or even the application of national regulatory laws. Whether you plan a career in a private firm, a public interest organization or government, you will confront international issues at some point in your career. Are you interested in:
- helping U.S. companies establish business operations abroad?
- prosecuting governmental and military leaders for international crimes?
- handling cross-border child custody disputes?
- protecting patents and other intellectual property against piracy in foreign countries?
- developing appropriate regulatory responses to cross-border health issues, such as HIV/AIDS?
- suing foreign governments in U.S. courts?
holding U.S.-based corporations liable for human rights violations abroad?
Click on the above video to hear Professor Gregory Fox discuss international law at Wayne Law.
Consider studying international law at Wayne Law.
International law is a growing and vibrant field, covering an enormous range of issues. Taught by expert faculty members — more than half of whom are involved in various kinds of international activities or in courses with an international component — Wayne Law’s Program for International Legal Studies offers a range of courses, allowing students to gain a solid understanding of the international legal system and to specialize in areas of particular interest. The three principal areas are:
- Public international law — The law governing relations between nations. In addition to the basic international law course, students can study human rights, European Union law, international environmental law, international criminal law and law on the use of military force.
- The law of international commercial transactions — Business dealings across national borders involve applications of foreign law, international trade law, antitrust rules and international protection of intellectual property.
- U.S. law that touches on international matters — Constitutional law sets the framework for U.S. foreign relations, addressing, for example, the relation between Congress and the executive branch on questions such as the deployment of troops and negotiation of treaties.
Wayne Law offers opportunities to study many other areas of the law as well. Check out a full list of course offerings, visit the Program for International Legal Studies or visit the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights.
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