International law

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, 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 or helping foreign companies invest in the United States?
  • Arbitrating international commercial disputes?
  • Helping people fleeing persecution obtain asylum?
  • 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?
  • Transnational litigation with parties or evidence abroad or involving foreign governments?
  • Holding U.S.-based corporations liable for human rights violations abroad?

If so, consider studying international law at Wayne Law. For more information, watch the video below with Professor Gregory Fox, director of Wayne Law's Program for International Legal Studies. 



International law is a growing and vibrant field, covering an enormous range of issues. Courses on international issues at Wayne Law are taught by internationally known scholars with deep experience in their fields of expertise. Students can gain a solid understanding of the international legal system and gain a deeper understanding in a variety of more specific areas:

  • International commercial transactions
  • Law of foreign direct investment
  • International dispute resolution, including commercial and investor-state arbitration
  • International human rights
  • International taxation
  • Comparative law
  • Immigration and asylum law
  • Law of armed conflict
  • U.S. national security and foreign relations law
  • International trade law

If you have questions, contact Admissions at (313) 577-3937 or

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