International and Comparative Law Certificate, Law (JD)

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To earn a Certificate in International & Comparative Law, a student must complete the 86 credit hours required for the Juris Doctor degree and must satisfy all JD requirements. Within the coursework required for the JD degree, a student must complete 15 credit hours from the courses listed below, including two required courses and at least three electives.

An applicant must earn a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the Certificate courses. If a student takes more than 15 hours of courses from the approved list, all grades earned in those courses will be factored into the minimum 3.00 GPA requirement for the Certificate.

Previously taught courses, courses offered in other DePaul Colleges, and new courses and seminars that may be added to the curriculum may qualify for the Certificate with approval.

A student may apply for only one Certificate.

For more information, contact Faculty Certificate Director for International and Comparative Law, Alberto Coll.

Required Courses

Course Title Semester Hours
LAW 422INTERNATIONAL LAW3
Select at least two of the following:6
UNITED STATES FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS I
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW

Elective Courses

Course Title Semester Hours
HUMAN RIGHTS PRACTICUM: CHIAPAS
INTERNATIONAL LAW OF WEAPONS CONTROL
CHILDREN'S HUMAN RIGHTS UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW
UNITED STATES FOREIGN RELATIONS LAW
PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL AVIATION LAW & POLICY
PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL AVIATION LAW
WOMEN'S HUMAN RIGHTS UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW PRACTICUM
CUSTOMS LAW
INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW
POST-CONFLICT JUSTICE
LEGAL CLINIC I (Asylum/Immigration)
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS
INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS I
INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW
LEGAL CLINIC II (Asylum/Immigration)
IMMIGRATION LAW AND POLICY
ASYLUM AND REFUGEE LAW AND POLICY
EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM (approved placement)
ART AND THE LAW
INTERNATIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION
STUDY ABROAD: BERLIN, GERMANY
FOREIGN EXCHANGE: MADRID, SPAIN
FOREIGN EXCHANGE: DUBLIN, IRELAND
STUDY ABROAD: MADRID, SPAIN
STUDY ABROAD: HEREDIA, COSTA RICA
STUDY ABROAD: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
STUDY ABROAD: HAVANA, CUBA
INTERNATIONAL TAXATION