In the global community of the 21st century, virtually every important area of legal practice involves an international dimension including the law regarding commerce, corporations, telecommunications, trade, the environment, tax, investments, finance, intellectual property, product liability, crimes, constitutions, and human rights. Law is also important in facilitating the relationship between countries, transactions across national boundaries, and the immigration of people to homes in new countries.
Courses in this area include Human Rights Seminar, Current Problems in International Women’s Human Rights, Immigration Law and Policy, International Business Transactions, Crimmigration (intersection of criminal and immigration law), International Environmental Law, International Intellectual Property, International Tax, and Public International Law.
Skills: Students also complement their knowledge gained in the classroom by working with our Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights and on the Human Rights Quarterly, participating in legal externships, and becoming a Summer Public Interest Fellow in locations around the world. Recently students have had summer fellowships with the following organizations: United Nations Development Program, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, International Atomic Energy Agency, Global Rights, The Climate Institute, and the International Center for Transitional Justice. Students have worked in Bolivia, Botswana, Chile, England, Geneva, Ireland, The Netherlands, and many other places.
“The Urban Morgan Institute has been behind me since my first year and continues to help me meet people in the field, gain internships with human rights organizations, and pursue educational opportunities."
Caleb Benadum’15 is spending fall 2013 semester working in South Africa