International Legal Studies Program

Prepare to Practice in a Global Environment

Students may choose among more than 25 upper-level electives that address the full spectrum of 21st century international law, including corporate, commercial, and trade law; intellectual property law; financial, banking, and securities regulation; international criminal law and transnational crimes; human rights; litigation; foreign relations; counterterrorism, and more.

Short courses on special topics such as European Union Law and Human Trafficking are offered each year, and all students may join faculty-led special topic groups such as Genocide Prevention. 

  • Electives

    Advanced Topics in International Humanitarian LawComparative Perspectives on CounterterrorismForeign Affairs
    Immigration Law and PolicyInternational ArbitrationInternational Business Transactions
    International Criminal LawInternational Environmental LawInternational Intellectual Property
    International Protection of Human RightsInternational Trade LawIslamic Law: from Mecca to Modernity
    Law of CyberspacePublic International LawTransnational Litigation and Legal Research

  • Skills Courses

    Immigration Practice ClinicInternational Law Practice Lab
    Jessup Competition TeamJournal of Transnational Law
    *Externships both in an out of Nashville also count towards the Skills courses section for the program.

  • Short Courses

    Human Trafficking: Law, Policy, and LitigationInternational Mergers and AcquisitionsComparative Corporate Governance
    International Renewable Energy Development and FinanceInternational Labor Migration: Lawyering for Social Justice in Comparative ContextsUnited Nations Law and Practice
    Cybersecurity LawInternational Trade LawEuropean Union Law

Elodie Currier '23

“Visiting as a prospective student, the International Legal Studies Program is what convinced me to come to Vanderbilt – three years later, it has exceeded any expectations. ISLP took goals that I once thought were impossible, and gave me the skills, mentorship, and experience to make them attainable.”

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