International and Comparative Law

If you choose to specialize in international law, you may engage in transactional work, international litigation, or public international law. To prepare, you can select from the rich variety of international and comparative law offerings. Even if this is not your chosen area of practice, you will want to take international and comparative law courses. As globalization of the world economy and other aspects of daily life continue, it is increasingly important for lawyers in the United States to understand international and comparative law and international legal process.

General Courses

  • Advanced Legal Research
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Constitutional Law
  • Human Trafficking
  • Immigration Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Intellectual Property
  • International LLM Programs
    • Birkbeck College, University of London
    • City University of Hong Kong
    • University of Edinburgh
    • University of Leiden University
    • National University of Singapore
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Internet Law
  • Negotiation & Mediation Advocacy
  • Public International Law (first year elective)
  • Villanova Rome Study Abroad Program (multiple courses)


Practical Writing Courses

  • Advanced Legal Writing (6th Semester Legal Writing Course)
  • Contract Drafting
  • In-House Counsel

Research Paper Courses

  • Advanced Intellectual Property
  • International Environmental Law 
  • International Human Rights




Clinics and Externships