Global Law and Practice

About Global Law and Practice

Prepare for a career in fields ranging from public and private international law, transnational law, and international relations to immigration. Here, you have the chance to tailor your studies to match your passions, whether it’s delving into international law, advocating for human rights, or exploring the complexities of international trade and business. From working in government agencies and international tribunals to multinational corporations and non-governmental organizations, this program opens doors to a world of possibilities and opportunities awaiting you after graduation.

Joint Degree

J.D./Master of Arts in International Relations

This joint degree—conferred in collaboration with the globally recognized Maxwell School—offers students a unique opportunity to combine their practical knowledge of world affairs with a J.D. from the College of Law. The Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) combines rigorous, multidisciplinary coursework with real-world skills to give graduates an edge in the global job market. The curriculum requires the completion of five different career tracks, second language proficiency, and a professional capstone experience. Students may obtain the J.D. and MAIR in three years instead of the four necessary to earn both degrees independently. Students also can pursue a Certificate of Advanced Study in National Security and Counterterrorism Law through the Institute for National Security and Counterterrorism. 

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