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(As of August 9, 2021)

HLS students may draw on the more than 400 offerings at the Law School, including more than 100 courses, seminars and reading groups in which international, comparative, or foreign law plays an important role. Scores of students also take part in law clinics focused on international matters. Many courses reach far beyond the pages of a casebook and provide students opportunities to learn about issues in unique and powerful ways.

For example:

  • Contemporary Challenges in International Human Rights (Lecturer on Law Anna Crowe and Clinical Instructor Aminta Ossom) explores emerging global issues — such as climate change, economic inequality, digital surveillance, and mass migration — that do not fit neatly into traditional paradigms.  Does international human rights law have a role to play? How should human rights advocates respond?
  • Introduction to Islamic Law (Professor Kristen Stilt) covers its origins and early development, and its contemporary relevance to legal systems around the world, using case studies of family law, food law, finance, and criminal law.
  • International Intellectual Property, Public Health and Access to Medicines (Professor Ruth Okediji) examines fundamental principles of IP Law with an emphasis on access to medicines, and addresses the implications for public health and economic development in the Global South.
  • In Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law and the Crimmigration Clinic (Lecturer on Law Philip Torrey), students address cutting-edge issues regarding immigration and the consequences of criminal convictions, and examine how laws have developed in light of historical trends relating to detention, border security, race, poverty, and national security.