Center for International and Comparative Law


The Center for International and Comparative Law explores the interaction among international and domestic legal systems of the world from various perspectives, such as politics, finance, trade, crime, human rights, religion, the environment, immigration, tax and labor.

International law, both public and private, cannot be understood without a working knowledge of comparative politics, history and culture. By tapping into the University’s rich and vast resources, Emory Law encourages an interdisciplinary and experiential study of international law that equips you to do more than practice. It prepares you to make an immediate impact.

Campus Resources

  • The Carter Center
  • Center for the Study of Law and Religion
  • Center for Russian and East European Studies
  • Claus Halle Center for Global Learning
  • Institute of Human Rights
  • International Humanitarian Law Clinic
  • Project on War and Security in Law, Culture and Society

Exchange Programs

  • Summer Program in Budapest with Central European University
  • Semester exchange opportunities with Singapore Management University; Seoul National University; Central European University, Hungary; Trinity College Dublin, Ireland; Sydney School of Law, Australia; Western Ontario, Canada; Universidad Panamericana, Mexico

Extracurricular Opportunities

The study of international and comparative law is not confined to the classroom at Emory Law. Students can expand their studies by participating in

  • Emory International Law Review, a student-edited, highly respected scholarly journal.
  • International law moot court team, sponsored by the Moot Court Society, participates in Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
  • The International Law Society, which sponsors lunches, lectures and other events.
  • Field placements through The Carter Center internships, where Emory Law students have provided substantial assistance in researching the legal bases for asserting claims of human rights abuses. Other students have participated in the election monitoring programs of The Carter Center.
  • Networking with leading international lawyers through the international law sections of the Georgia and Atlanta Bar Associations and through the offices of general counsel of major international firms, such as Delta Air Lines, Coca-Cola Co., Holiday Inns Worldwide, UPS, Scientific Atlanta and Earthlink.
  • National Security & Law Society, which strives to create an effective, non-partisian forum for informed disclosure on U.S. national security policy and foreign affairs.