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Certificate in International and Comparative Law

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To earn a Certificate in International & Comparative Law, a student must complete the 86 credit hours required for the Juris Doctor degree and must satisfy all JD requirements. Within the coursework required for the JD degree, a student must complete 15 credit hours from the courses listed below, including two required courses and at least three electives.

An applicant must earn a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the Certificate courses. If a student takes more than 15 hours of courses from the approved list, all grades earned in those courses will be factored into the minimum 3.00 GPA requirement for the Certificate.

Previously taught courses, courses offered in other DePaul Colleges, and new courses and seminars that may be added to the curriculum may qualify for the Certificate with approval.

A student may apply for only one Certificate.

For more information, contact Faculty Certificate Director for International and Comparative Law, Alberto Coll.

Required Courses

Course Title Semester Hours
LAW 422INTERNATIONAL LAW3
Select at least two of the following:6
LAW 230
UNITED STATES FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW
LAW 448
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
LAW 482
INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS I
LAW 513
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW

Elective Courses

Course Title Semester Hours
LAW 208
HUMAN RIGHTS PRACTICUM: CHIAPAS
LAW 221
INTERNATIONAL LAW OF WEAPONS CONTROL
LAW 227
CHILDREN'S HUMAN RIGHTS UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW
LAW 230
UNITED STATES FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW
LAW 247
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL AVIATION LAW & POLICY
LAW 248
PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL AVIATION LAW
LAW 258
WOMEN'S HUMAN RIGHTS UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW
LAW 286
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW PRACTICUM
LAW 297
CUSTOMS LAW
LAW 349
INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW
LAW 390
POST-CONFLICT JUSTICE
LAW 429
LEGAL CLINIC I (Asylum/Immigration)
LAW 448
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
LAW 482
INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS I
LAW 513
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW
LAW 514
LEGAL CLINIC II (Asylum/Immigration)
LAW 516
IMMIGRATION LAW AND POLICY
LAW 517
ASYLUM AND REFUGEE LAW AND POLICY
LAW 524
EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM (approved placement)
LAW 535
ART AND THE LAW
LAW 537
INTERNATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION
LAW 553
STUDY ABROAD: BERLIN, GERMANY
LAW 559
FOREIGN EXCHANGE: MADRID, SPAIN
LAW 580
FOREIGN EXCHANGE: DUBLIN, IRELAND
LAW 583
STUDY ABROAD: MADRID, SPAIN
LAW 585
STUDY ABROAD: HEREDIA, COSTA RICA
LAW 588
STUDY ABROAD: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
LAW 593
STUDY ABROAD: HAVANA, CUBA
LAW 608
INTERNATIONAL TAXATION
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