International and comparative legal studies at Berkeley Law has a long and distinguished history of bringing excellence to bear on the most pressing problems of the day. It starts with our robust coursework and prominent faculty. It’s enhanced with research centers and clinics that focus on real-world global challenges and emerging issues. An international law journal, symposia, meetings with prominent practitioners, and student-run clinics round out the experience for students—and position them to take on leadership roles in international law.
As international and transnational law pervades contemporary legal practice, it is becoming more infused across the curriculum at Berkeley Law. Courses address everything from international law and politics, human rights and refugee law to trade and business transactions, finance and international privacy law. Courses offered by other Berkeley graduate schools and departments–such as the Haas School of Business, the School of International and Area Studies, the Economics Department, and the Political Science Department–give students the opportunity to examine subjects from different viewpoints and may be taken for credit.