International & Comparative Law Pathway
In International Law classes and seminars, students learn about the fundamental legal principles governing international relations. They consider the subjects of international law, the creation of legal norms, the role of international institutions, and the consequences of breach. Students explore topics including the use of force, international crime, international trade, human rights, the law of the sea and international environmental law. In comparative law classes, students study the similarities and differences among legal systems and their interactions. Broader philosophical and policy questions underlie these topics, including the nature of law, the purpose of law and its possibilities and limitations.
Comparative Law classes and seminars address the nature and function of different legal systems or traditions. Lawyers working across borders need an appreciation of these differences to function effectively for their clients. Comparative study also provides windows on our own legal system and on possible ways to improve law throughout the world.
There are a number of courses devoted to subjects within the of International and Comparative Law as well courses to help you prepare to take the bar examination. Students who want to pursue legal practice in this area should consider the courses below. Other courses, besides those listed, are offered under the FIU College of Law curriculum. Please view the Schedule of Classes to determine which courses will be offered during the current school year.
Foundation Courses related to this pathway include: Introduction to International and Comparative Law.
- International Business Transactions
- International Commercial Arbitration
- International Organizations
- Public International Law
- Summer Study Abroad (Seville)
- Admiralty Law
- Aviation and Space Law
- Caribbean Law and Development
- Comparative Family Law
- International Banking
- International and Comparative Sales
- International Criminal Law
- International Human Rights Law
- International Trade and Policy
- Law and Politics in Latin America
- Legal History
- Profesion Juridica Comparada (Comparative Legal Profession)
- National Security Law and the Constitution
- Ocean and Coastal Law
- Women and the Law: Comparative and Global Considerations
- Immigration Human Rights Clinic
- International Law Internship