Curriculum

The International and Comparative Law curriculum at GW has an extraordinarily rich international and comparative course offering. The curriculum puts special emphasis on international commercial law and trade, human rights, the law of international organizations, and international dispute resolution. The broad scope of the curriculum also recognizes the interdisciplinary nature of international law. From environmental protection, commercial relations, and human rights, to trade, economic development, and intellectual property rights, GW Law's course offering reflects that all fields of law are subject to international standards. 

International Business Law

  • International Business Transactions  (6522)
  • International Business Transactions Seminar  (6564)
  • International Commercial Law  (6524)
  • The International Competition Law Regime  (6523)
  • E-Commerce  (6283)
  • International Trade Law  (6526)
  • International Finance  (6541) 
  • International Project Finance  (6545)
  • Advanced International Trade Law  (6527)
  • International Banking and Investment Law  (6542)
  • Foreign Direct Investment  (6544)
  • International Taxation  (6312)
  • Admiralty  (6293)
  • U.S. Export Control Law and Regulation  (6553)
  • International Money Laundering, Corruption and Terrorism  (6521)
  • Trade Remedy Law  (6563)
  • Trade and Sustainable Development  (6435)

Public International Law

  • International Law  (6520)
  • Public International Law Seminar  (6562)
  • International Organizations  (6530)
  • National Security Law  (6870)
  • Law of the Sea  (6550)
  • Law of War  (6522)
  • International Criminal Law  (6554)
  • International Litigation  (6528)
  • Nuclear Nonproliferation Law and Policy  (6870)
  • Space Law  (6548)
  • U.S. Foreign Relations  (6871)
  • Counterterrorism Law  (6875)

International Environmental Law

  • International Environmental Law  (6454)
  • International Trade Law  (6526)
  • International Climate Change Law  (6455)

Intellectual Property Law

  • International and Comparative Patent Law  (6490)
  • Law in Cyberspace  (6485)
  • International Copyright Law  (6473)
  • Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in the U.S. International Trade Commission  (6489)
  • International Intellectual Property  (6491)

Comparative Law

  • Comparative Law  (6532)
  • Comparative Consitutional Law  (6555) 
  • Law of the European Union  (6534)
  • Islamic Law  (6535)
  • Introduction to Transactional Islamic Law  (6557)
  • Chinese Business Law  (6549)
  • Law of Japan  (6536)
  • Law of the People's Republic of China  (6543)
  • Traditional Jewish Civil Law  (6537)
  • International Family Law  (6533)
  • Comparative Public Procurement  (6508)
  • Comparative Law Seminar  (6565)

International Negotiation and Arbitration

  • International Arbitration  (6556)
  • International Negotiations  (6558)
  • International Dispute Resolution  (6682)
  • Nation Building and the Rule of Law  (6559)

Immigration Law

  • Immigration Law I  (6538)
  • Immigration Law II  (6539)
  • Refugee and Asylum Law  (6540)
  • Immigration Clinic  (6630)

Human Rights

  • International Law of Human Rights  (6546)
  • Human Rights Lawyering  (6568)
  • Human Rights and Environmental Protection  (6571)
  • Law of Race and Slavery  (6596)
  • Reigional Protection of Human Rights  (6547)
  • International Human Rights Clinic  (6633)
  • Human Rights in the Marketplace*  (6826)
  • International Rights of Women*  (6828)
  • Human Rights and Military Response to Terrorism* (6836)
  • War, Peace, and Human Rights*  (6838)
  • Gender, Sexuality, and International Human Rights Law*  (6827)
  • Human Rights Advocacy and Dissemination*  (6830)
  • Human Rights and Refugee Law*  (6824)
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights—Law and Practice*  (6825)

*Oxford-GW Summer Program courses

Course descriptions 


Spotlight Item: International Human Rights

International Human Rights

Professors Dinah L. Shelton, Ralph G. Steinhardt, and Arturo Carrillo's teaching and scholarship focuses on the area of international human rights.

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