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International Law Certificate
In a world of growing economic and political interdependence, demand for practitioners of international law continues to increase. At Pace Law School, JD candidates enrolled in our JD program may earn a Certificate in International Law by completing 12 or more international law course credits from a wide variety of courses.
Pace faculty bring distinguished credentials and professional achievements in arbitration, environmental regulation, trade, human rights, and other aspects of international law to an in-depth curriculum comprising both classroom and experiential offerings. An international law program of study at Pace might also include a summer internship at a war crimes tribunal or the opportunity to intern at an international law firm. Students may also participate in lectures and moot courts sponsored by the International Law Society, and the student-edited Pace International Law Review provides a scholarship forum for students, faculty, and outside scholars.
All certificate candidates must complete 12 international law course credits with an average grade of B or better, and no grade below C, and must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 to receive the certificate. Students seeking the certificate must take International Law (required, 4 credits) and may select 8 additional international law credits from the list below.
A completed “Application for Certificate of Concentration in International Law” form must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office during the semester prior to graduation. For further information, please contact the Registrar’s Office.
International law electives include the following:
- International Law, LAW 698 (4) is the only required course.
- Comparative Asylum & Refugee Law Seminar, LAW 697A (2)
- Comparative Criminal Procedure, LAW 614 (2)
- Comparative Environmental Law - Brazil, LAW 715A (2)
- Comparative Environmental Law, LAW 715B (2)
- Comparative Family Law, LAW 629 (2)
- Environmental Justice Seminar, LAW 728 (2)
- Environmental UN Diplomacy Practicum (4), LAW 602A (only 3 credits apply toward the certificate)
- Environmental Law Seminar: Human Rights and the Environment LAW 797M (2)
- **Guided Research, LAW 723 (1-2) (Requires prior permission from International Director)
- Human Rights in Action Internships Abroad at War Crimes Tribunals, LAW 896 (6) (only 3 credits apply toward certificate) Special Application Required
- Immigration Justice Clinic, LAW 833A & 833B (only 2 credits for first semester and 1 credit for second semester apply toward the certificate)
- Immigration Law, LAW 720 (2)
- International & Comparative Environmental Law, LAW 715 (2-3)
- International & Comparative Equality Law Seminar, LAW 672 (2)
- International & Comparative Human Rights Law, LAW 855 (3)
- International Business Transactions, LAW 738 (2-3)
- International Commercial Arbitration Seminar, LAW 697B (2)
- International Commercial Transactions LAW 762 (3)
- International Criminal Law, LAW 617 (3)
- International Environmental Law, LAW 845 (2)
- International Human Rights Seminar, LAW 669 (2)
- International Law Review, LAW 880 (2-3) (a maximum of 3 credits apply toward certificate)
- International Law Seminar: CISG, LAW 697C (2)
- International Intellectual Property, LAW 851 (3)
- International Summer Externships Abroad, LAW 896 (6) (only 3 credits apply toward certificate.)
- International Trade Law Externship, LAW 900 (4)
- Introduction to Transactional Practice, LAW 687 (2)
- Islamic Law, LAW 881 (2)
- Law of the European Union, LAW 837 (3)
- Moot team member (2) (Includes Jessup, Vis, I.C.C.)
- Moot team alternate (2) (Includes Jessup, Vis, I.C.C.)
- Prosecution of War Crimes Seminar, LAW 605 (2)