The rise of globalization has enhanced the importance and intrigue of international law. Southwestern has developed a reputation for placing an intensive focus on this critical discipline. The school offers more than 60 courses and seminars on International and Comparative Law taught by faculty who are nationally recognized authorities in their fields. International issues are also routinely considered within the context of other subjects.
Outside the classroom, Southwestern offers opportunities for students seeking to gain further experience in international law. These include externships at organizations such as Amnesty International and the International Criminal Court at the Hague; a student-run international law journal; various international-oriented student organizations; a moot court team that focuses exclusively on international law; and academic exchange programs. Additionally, Southwestern offers semester and summer abroad programs in the Americas and England.