The Center for International Law

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Founded in 1992, the Center for International Law promotes the study of law in an international context through its various degree programs. The Center also sponsors seminars, conferences, and programs on international economic law, public international law, and international human rights law; coordinates several international exchanges; manages the Global Markets Law Journal; and welcomes visiting lawyers, judges, and faculty to John Marshall.

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JD Programs

The Center for International Law supports the international curriculum in the JD program and offers JD candidates the opportunity to pursue a JD Certificate in International Human Rights Law. Degree candidates pursuing the certificate are able to distinguish themselves with a concentration in the growing field of international human rights law.

The Center also offers JD candidates the opportunity to earn a Joint JD/LLM in International Business and Trade Law. Joint degree candidates are able to apply the first 10 credit hours of LLM work towards both degrees.

Additionally, a number of JD-level international law courses are available to degree candidates as electives.

LLM Programs

John Marshall offers one of the few LLM programs in the United States in International Business and Trade Law. Drawing upon the rich resources of the Chicago business and trade communities, the Center offers practicing attorneys a graduate program that provides a solid foundation in the rules, regulations and legal approaches underlying international business and trade law. Our LLM Program in International Business and Trade Law has drawn candidates from the United States and 32 countries around the globe. Our alumni are working in firms, corporations, education, and government.

The Center also offers an LLM in U.S. Legal Studies for lawyers from non-U.S. jurisdictions who wish to deepen their knowledge of U.S. law and the U.S. legal system.

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International Study Opportunities at John Marshall

Global Markets Law Journal