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International Law JD Certificate Program

The International Law Certificate program provides Sturm College of Law students an opportunity to study various aspects of public and/or private international law. Earning a certificate in International Law prepares students for a variety of globally-minded careers, and provides an edge over the competition in a challenging job market where international law experience has emerged as a preference for many legal professionals. With international law still being a relatively new specialty, the International Law Certificate is an attractive asset for those entering the job market. Students enrolled at the Sturm College of Law may petition for the certificate. The best time to petition for the certificate is during the same time period students are applying for graduation.

Please note that this certificate is open to JD students only. JD students should petition for the certificate upon application for graduation. No separate application for the certificate is required. For the complete program requirements, a list of the required classes for the certificate program, and to petition for the certificate, please click here.

[The certificate Director for the International Law (JD) Certificate is Professor Annecoos Wiersema].

Interdisciplinary International Law and Human Rights Certificate Program

The joint certificate in International Law and Human Rights allows graduate students at both the Sturm College of Law (Sturm) and the Josef Korbel School of International Studies (Korbel) to pursue interdisciplinary studies in international human rights law. For decades, students at Sturm and Korbel have shown a strong interest in international human rights law while both schools have historically offered a broad range of courses in the area. Moreover, students from both schools have gone on to careers in various aspects of international human rights work. The joint certificate in International Law and Human Rights integrates the strengths and many course offerings at each school with the goal of enriching and deepening the students understanding of international law and human rights—which they may then carry over into the job market.

Students already enrolled in a degree program at either school may apply to participate in the certificate program. The certificate requires completion of three core courses and an additional 4 or 5 electives for a total of 35 quarter hours (for Korbel students) or 24 semester hours (for Sturm students) – these credits will also count towards the student’s original degree program. Generally, student will take half their coursework at Korbel and half their coursework at the Sturm College of Law. Students must also complete a practicum and/or internship. To access the full certificate requirements, please click here.

[The certificate co-Directors are Professor Claude d’Estree (Josef Korbel School) & Annecoos Wiersema (Sturm College of Law)].