A legal education without borders

In a global economy, legal practice in all areas extends beyond national borders. In business and tax practice, legal concerns are inherently international. International considerations affect every area of law, from criminal law to estate planning to child and family issues. In your legal studies, your increased ability to respond to the challenges of an international legal environment can only enhance your career.

The school's curriculum, in Chicago and abroad, continually expands and deepens to respond to developing areas of professional interest to includes courses in international trade, dispute resolution, and the rule of law. Electives focus on important issues such as human rights, access to medicine, and issues of war, peace, and terrorism.


To earn a JD Certificate in International Law and Practice, you must complete 14 credit hours, including two required courses and several electives, with an average grade of B or better. At least 11 hours must be graded credits.

View the International Law and Practice courses here.

Required Courses

You must complete two of the following three courses.

  • International Business Transactions
  • International Law and Practice
  • International Trade Law

Elective Courses

  • Black Traditions in International Law
  • Comparative Freedom of Speech
  • European Union Law
  • Family and Fundamental Rights
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Global Access to Medicine
  • Global Compliance
  • Human Rights in the Global Economy
  • Human Trafficking -- Advancing Protections for Children
  • Human Trafficking Seminar
  • Humanitarian Law and Conflict
  • Humanitarian Law in Practice
  • Immigration Law and Policy
  • Immigration Practicum: Advancing International Human Rights Protections
  • Information Technology and Human Rights
  • International Arbitration Public & Private
  • International Children's Rights
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • International Commercial Arbitration and the CISG
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Human Rights
  • International Law Colloquium
  • International Research
  • International Tax Law
  • Introduction To The English Legal Profession
  • London Comparative Advocacy Program
  • "Othering" in the Law of Nations
  • Refugee Law and Policy: Welcoming the Stranger
  • Terrorism Prosecutions: Civil Rights & Executive Power in Theory and Practice
  • The Use of Force in International and Domestic Law

*In addition to the following electives, any Loyola Law course taken in conjunction with a Loyola Law study abroad or field study related to international law will also qualify as a JD Certificate in International Law and Practice elective. course.

Applying for your Certificate

After completion of all requirements, you must complete an application for the Certificate in International Law and Practice. Submit your completed application to Professor Margaret Moses or Professor James Gathii for signature. You must submit your signed application form to the Law School Registrar's Office.