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International Law

We are committed to helping students develop into lawyers who thrive in an increasingly global profession, providing them with the knowledge, experience, and skills to serve clients who confront complex international problems.

Applied Learning Opportunities

Clinical Law Program

Immigration Clinic

Represent clients in cases involving international law and immigration.

Jessup International Law

Moot Court Competition

Participate in one of the world’s largest moot court competitions.

Willamette Journal of

International Law & Dispute Resolution

Join the student-run publication that’s written by scholars and law students.

Certificate in

International and Comparative Law

Discover educational opportunities on campus and off.


Externship Placements

View a list of current and past international law externships Willamette Law students have participated in as part of their applied learning.

The College of Law boasts a long and strong history of preparing students for the global practice of law. Our rich international law curriculum spans courses in both public and private international law, as well as comparative (foreign) law. The combined experience of our internationally recognized faculty remarkably encompasses nearly 200 years. Among the available courses are international law and dispute resolution, international business transactions, foreign relations law, international arbitration and litigation, immigration and refugee law, global sustainability, maritime law, and comparative law.

The JD, LLM in Transnational Law, and MLS programs offer additional opportunities for students, including the student-edited Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution, a certificate program in international and comparative law, and the international law moot court competition.

International Law Focus areas:

  • Comparative Law
  • Foreign Relations Law
  • Immigration and Refugee Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Criminal Law
  • Private International Law
  • Public International Law

About this program

Learn more about international law at Willamette.