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Center for International & Comparative Law


mory Law’s Center for International and Comparative Law explores the interaction among international and domestic legal systems of the world from various perspectives, such as politics, finance, trade, crime, human rights, religion, sexuality, family, the environment, immigration, tax and labor. International law, both public and private, cannot be understood without a working knowledge of comparative politics, history and culture. By tapping into the University’s rich and vast resources, Emory Law encourages an interdisciplinary and experiential study of international law that equips you to do more than practice. It prepares you to challenge and change the world.


Center for International and Comparative Law Center for Federalism and Intersystemic Governance International Humanitarian Law Clinic The World Law Institute Visiting Scholars program LLM and SJD programs

CAMPUS RESOURCES The Carter Center Center for the Study of Law and Religion Center for Russian and East European Studies Claus Halle Center for Global Learning Institute of Human Rights


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Summer Program in Budapest with Central European University Summer study abroad opportunities with Singapore Management University; Seoul National University, South Korea; Central European University, Hungary; Trinity College Dublin, Ireland; Sydney School of Law, Australia; Western Ontario, Canada; Universidad Panamericana, Mexico

Robert B. Ahdieh Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im David J. Bederman Laurie Blank Morgan Cloud Martha Albertson Fineman Nathaniel E. Gozansky

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Peter Hay Teemu Ruskola Frederick Tung Johan D. van der Vyver Tibor Varady John Witte Jr. Barbara Bennett Woodhouse Paul J. Zwier II

International law is not perfect. It has flaws, but in the end it is useful for the peace and security of the world. ... The world is small. The international community needs to create a certain model ethos that honors the legal systems of the world. I want to instill respect in the minds of our students for that effort.

Johan D. van der Vyver I.T. Cohen Professor of International Law and Human Rights and faculty member of the Center for International & Comparative Law

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At Emory Law, the study of international and comparative law is not confined to the classroom. Students can expand their studies by participating in • Emory International Law Review, a student-edited, highly respected scholarly journal • International law moot court team, sponsored by the Moot Court Society, participates in Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition • The International Law Society, which sponsors lunches, lectures and other events • Field placements through The Carter Center internships, where Emory Law students have provided substantial assistance in researching the legal bases for asserting claims of human rights abuses. Other students have participated in the election monitoring programs of The Carter Center. • Networking with leading international lawyers through the international law sections of the Georgia and Atlanta Bar Associations and through the offices of general counsel of major international corporations, such as Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola Co., Holiday Inns Worldwide, UPS, Cisco Systems Inc. and Earthlink

These courses are offered on a regular basis, though not all are offered every year: • Comparative Law • Conflict of Laws • Corporate Governance Reform • Customary Law • Emerging Markets • European Union Law • Immigration Law • International Business Transactions • International Commercial Arbitration • International Criminal Law • International Human Rights • International Humanitarian Law • International Law • International Law and Ethics • International Litigation • International Tax • International Trade Law • Islamic Law • Jewish Law • Law and Biodiversity • Law of Common Spaces • Law of International Sale of Goods • Patent Law • Trade Law • Trademark Law

JOINT DEGREE PROGRAMS Students may register for up to six hours of graduate school courses (permission from your instructor may be required) and, if there is good reason, for additional hours. These hours may be credited toward your law degree. In addition, there are opportunities for joint degrees that involve substantial study of international and comparative law. These include: • JD/MPH: With the Rollins School of Public Health • JD/MBA: With the Goizueta Business School in which a student may concentrate on international business and trade • JD/MDiv: With Candler School of Theology • JD/MTS: With Candler School of Theology • JD/REES: With Center for Russian and East European Studies • JD/PhD: With the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

In addition, there are seminars in specialized subjects offered from time to time, and many opportunities for independent study with one or more faculty members.

CONTACT US Center for International and Comparative Law Emory University School of Law 1301 Clifton Road Atlanta, GA 30322 Telephone: 404.712.6940 102009/PDF

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