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International Concentration Requirements & Curriculum

Students must complete at least 15 units in the course categories designated below. With prior written approval, the Concentration Directors may vary the requirements of this program in individual cases for good cause.

Core Courses — minimum nine (9) units

CourseUnits
Public International Law 3
At least two of the following coursesUnits
International Business Transactions 3
International Economic Law 3
Transnational Litigation 3

Specialized Doctrinal Courses — minimum three (3) units

CourseUnits
The Central American Migration Corridor 1 2
Commercial Law for Foreign Investors in Guatemala 1 2
Comparative EU/US Constitutional Law 1
Conflict of Laws 3
Corrupt Foreign Practices 1
European Union Law for International Business 2 1
Fundamental Rights in Europe and the United States 2 2
Global Infrastructure Development 1
Immigration Law and Policy 3
International Banking 2
International Criminal Law 2 or 3
International Dispute Resolution 2 3
International Environmental Law 3
International Protection of Human Rights 3
Introduction to Space Law 1
Investment, Law and Development Policy 3
The Law of U.S.-Latin American Foreign Relations 1 2
U.S. Antitrust and International Competition Law 3
U.S. Taxation of International Transactions 3

Experiential and Capstone Courses — minimum three (3) units

CourseUnits
Immigration Law Clinic 2
International Business Agreements 1
International Commercial Arbitration 3
International & Foreign Legal Research 1 or 2
International Investment Arbitration 3
International Negotiations Seminar 2 or 3
International Water Resources Law Seminar 3
Lawyering Across Borders 1 2

1 Note: Typically offered during Inter-American Summer Program in Guatemala.
2 Note: Typically offered during Pacific McGeorge Summer Program in Salzburg.

Experiential Activities

Students must include as part of their program an experiential activity that broadens or deepens their study of international and intercultural topics. Activities that satisfy this requirement include, but are not limited to:

  • Participation on an international moot court competition team
  • A clinical experience such as the McGeorge Immigration Law Clinic
  • Overseas study (summer or semester) that requires significant intercultural exposure (as, for example, courses taught in languages other than English, seminar courses that involve working with or significant interaction with non-U.S. law students, or programs in which U.S. law students represent a minority of the students enrolled)
  • In-depth intellectual exposure to an international topic leading to the production of a significant written product outside the context of a structured course with an examination (as, for example, writing an article on a topic of international or transnational law for an academic journal, including the McGeorge Global Business and Law Journal and the McGeorge Law Review, or a directed research project)
  • Internship or externship with a transnational or international focus
  • Research assistant working on a project with a significant international or comparative research component