International Legal Studies Program

About Us

The International Legal Studies Program (ILSP) provides a strong intellectual and practical foundation for students looking to practice law in a global environment. Students engage with cutting-edge international law topics in the classroom and then apply their knowledge with hands-on experience through the International Law Practice Lab, two State Department grants, independent studies, and annual externships. Our program equips students with the substantive understanding of complex issues, pragmatic skills, personalized mentorship, and professional experiences needed to launch a career that meshes with their individual needs and interests.

International Legal Studies ProgramStudents in Vanderbilt's unique International Law Practice Lab immerse themselves in substantial legal work for clients that include the United Nations; Departments of State and Justice; Homeland Security; and national governments. Practice Lab students also work on domestic human rights litigation around the world. 

Helen Strong Curry Scholar

Harnelle St. Cloud '23

“When I looked at law schools, I found that Vanderbilt has one of the top international law faculties in the country, and the professors here are highly respected in their fields. The faculty at Vanderbilt is nothing short of exceptional. Professors here are committed to your professional development and invested in your success."

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Connect with the International Legal Studies Program coordinator.