Miami Law International Law Certificate

International Law Certificate

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The International Law Certificate will give students a set of skills that will prepare them to deal with important aspects of transnational practice. The requirements for the certificate give students a foundation in international law, international business transactions, comparative or foreign law, and international dispute resolution, while providing sufficient flexibility to allow students to develop in-depth knowledge in particular areas of interest.

Students who are planning to work in the areas of international business transactions, international arbitration, transnational litigation, international human rights, international development, or whose practice is likely to involve the law of another country, should consider this curriculum choice.

Interested students should contact Professor Richard Williamson in their second semester of the first year if possible for advice on curriculum requirements and to notify the school of the intent to complete the certificate. Requirements are as follows:

A. Completion of a minimum of 92 credits overall.

B. A paper on an international, comparative, or foreign law topic that satisfies the upper-level J.D. writing requirement.

C. Completion of 18 credits as follows:
    a. International Law Course
    b. At least one offering in international business law:

  • International Economic Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • Doing Business in Latin America
  • International Finance

    c. At least one offering in comparative or foreign law:

  • Basic Notions of Contracts in Latin America Workshop
  • Comparative Law
  • Comparative Criminal Law
  • Comparative US & EU Food Law
  • Comparative Contracts Law
  • European Community Law
  • Free Movement of Goods in Two Federal Systems
  • Introduction to German Law
  • Islamic Legal System
  • Latin American Law
  • Law of Obligations

    d. At least one offering in international dispute resolution:

  • Arbitration Proceedings
  • Arbitral Proceedings Skills Workshop
  • Externship in International Law
  • International Commercial Arbitration Seminar
  • International Commercial Arbitration Workshop
  • International Moot Court Workshop (Jessup, Vis)
  • Investment Arbitration
  • Latin American Arbitration Seminar
  • New York Convention Workshop
  • Transnational Litigation & Arbitration
  • Transnational Litigation Seminar

    e. Sufficient additional offerings from any of the courses listed in (a) through (d) above, or below, to achieve at least 18 credits in total (not counting the paper):

  • Admiralty
  • Arms Control Seminar
  • Civil Rights, Economic Justice and Independent Media
  • Coastal Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Comparative Corporate Governance
  • Conflicts of Laws
  • Cultural Property and Heritage Law
  • Democracy, Constitutionalism and Human Rights Seminar
  • European Union: History, Institutions and Policies
  • Globalization and the Law
  • Global Lawyering
  • International Copyright Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Credit Transactions Seminar
  • International Environmental Law
  • International & Foreign Law Legal Research
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Organizations Seminar
  • International Rights Regimes
  • International Sales Law
  • International Tax
  • Introduction to Caribbean Law
  • Law of the Sea
  • Law of the Sea Seminar
  • Marine Insurance
  • Press Freedom in the Americas Seminar
  • Project Development and Finance in Latin America
  • Taxation of International Financial Institutions & Transactions Transnational Family Law
  • Transnational Transactions Workshop
  • War Cultural Property & International Law Seminar
  • Wine Law Seminar

D. An overall GPA of at least 3.000 in the course, seminar, workshop, and paper credits that count towards the certificate.


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