Whether you’re interested in human rights law, international business, global economic regulations, or all of the above, you can explore and develop your skills through our in-demand concentration in International Law.
As a student at New England Law, you can also take advantage of the invaluable opportunities provided by our unique Center for International Law and Policy, including competitive international externships, special networking events, and research projects you can join as early as your first semester.
What Do Attorneys Specializing in International Law Do?
Attorneys practicing international law engage in a wide array of activities, from advocacy, litigation, and transactional work to diplomacy, drafting treaties, and making policies.
Typical employers include governments, law firms, intergovernmental organizations, and nongovernmental organizations. As the substantive scope of international law expands, there are increasing opportunities to specialize in particular fields, such as UN law, international economic law, and international human rights law, among others.
Experiential Learning Opportunities
Students in our International Law concentration program have access to the following hands-on learning experiences, among others:
International Law Courses
In addition to their foundational legal coursework, students pursuing a concentration in International Law can choose among many exciting elective classes to meet their credit requirements. To complete a concentration in International Law, a student must successfully complete Public International Law and two additional courses from the following list.
- American Indian Law
- Business Compliance and Human Rights
- Indigenous Peoples' Rights
- International Business Transactions
- National Security Law
- Perspectives: Human Rights Seminar
- Human Trafficking Law and Policy
- Refugee and Asylum Law
- Transitional Justice
- Any Center for International Law and Policy externship or field placement*
- Any human rights-focused course offered in a study abroad program in which the law school participates*
*It should be noted that Center for International Law and Policy opportunities and study abroad program curriculums change from year to year, and so these options may not be available to all students pursuing the International Law concentration.
International Law Faculty