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International & Comparative Law

International & Comparative Law

Nearly every field of law now contains key international elements. From moving goods and services across national boundaries, to advocating for global human rights, to working on complex immigration issues, students who focus on international law are prepared to practice in an increasingly integrated legal environment. International law course offerings emphasize the interaction of multiple legal systems on transactions and dispute resolution.

To learn more about practicing international law, consider participating in the Immigration Law Clinic, where student clinicians perform direct client representation for immigrant communities. MSU Law's summer externship program in Ottawa, Ontario also provides students with the chance to immerse themselves in the social and political institutions of Canada. Finally, the dual degree program between MSU Law and the University of Ottawa offers students the opportunity to earn legal degrees in the U.S. and Canada in only four years.

Susan Bitensky

Alan S. Zekelman Professor of International Human Rights Law Director, Lori E. Talsky Center for Human Rights of Women and Children

Professor Bitensky’s scholarship is focused on international human rights, and on rights of children under the Constitution. She directs the Talsky Center, which educates students and the community about critical issues in human rights and humanitarian law.

Veronica Thronson

Associate Clinical Professor of Law & Director of the Immigration Law Clinic

Professor Thronson has worked with immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers since 2000, and she has been recognized for her work on behalf of victims. She co-founded and currently directs the Immigration Law Clinic, and works with our student-clinicians as they represent clients and promote policy reform.

Courses Credits
Admiralty 2
Canadian Charter of Rights 2
Canadian Summer Law Placement 6
Chinese Law 2
Comparative Law 2
Directed Study 2
European Business Law 3
European Union Law 3
Externship 2
Immigration Law 2
International Business Transactions 3
International Criminal Law 2
International Environmental Law 2
International Human Rights 2
International Litigation and Arbitration 2-3
International Sale of Goods 2
International Taxation 2
International Trade 3
Jessup International Law Moot Court Team 2
Journal of International Law 2
Law of International Areas 2
Laws of War 2
Niagara International Law Competition 4
Public International Law 2-3
Special Topics in Comp Law: Comparative Constitutional Law 3
Tax Treaties: Domestic Taxation Implications 2
Transnational Legal Research 2
Weapons of Mass Destruction & International Law 2

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