The certificate program in International and Comparative Law offers students a rigorous foundation in international law and the laws of other nations. In this specialized course of study students learn to appreciate and understand international law conventions, conflict of law issues, and the importance of globalization while they prepare for careers in public and private international law. At graduation Whittier Law School awards students who complete all three aspects the program with a certificate that indicates the specialization.
In order to receive the certificate upon graduation, students must successfully complete 15 or more units in approved courses in international and comparative law, and attend 14 sessions of the colloquia series. All Certificate students take the core courses – International Law and Comparative Legal Systems – and 10 additional units of elective credits, which may include externships, independent studies, and research assistance.
To receive the Certificate in International and Comparative Law, students must:
1. Complete the following two core courses:
a. Law 530 International Law (3 units)
b. Law 513 Comparative Legal Systems (2 units)
2. Attend 14 sessions of the Colloquia Series
3. To reach a total of 15 units, students also must satisfactorily complete 10 or more units of additional approved courses.
Of the 10 additional units, at least 4 units must be numerically graded. Students may choose from the following approved offerings. NOTE: Not all courses are offered each year and some courses are offered through Whittier Law School’s Summer Abroad Programs):
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