Academics and Clinicals
Capitalizing on the Strengths of Our Faculty and Campus
The International Law area of concentration has long been one of the hallmarks of the School of Law and the UC Davis campus as a whole. The courses advance students' understanding of world affairs through analysis of international law, politics, and business.
Offering a Wide Range of Choices and Flexibility
The program includes a variety of courses from international business transactions to international human rights and international criminal law. The breadth of course offerings allows students the luxury of shaping the curriculum to meet their specific interests. A diverse team of full-time faculty and visiting scholars from around the globe teach in the program, giving students the advantage of learning from interdisciplinary scholars who are among the leading international legal minds in the world.
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights
California International Law Center (CILC)
Like the state whose name it shares, the University of California, Davis, School of Law has a tradition of engagement in matters of global consequence. Continuing that tradition is the California International Law Center at King Hall. CILC (pronounced “silk”) fosters the work of faculty, students, and alumni in international, comparative, and transnational law, and in so doing CILC enhances California’s role as a global actor. Learn more at the CILC website.
Learn Beyond the Classroom
UC Davis School of Law specializes in creating practical legal experiences for all students. Many students interested in international law participate in the Immigration Law Clinic, which provides firsthand experiences in an actual legal setting with client interactions, writing, research, and advocacy skills essential to practicing in this field. In addition, moot court competitions provide unique opportunities to develop trial and advocacy skills. Special lunchtime speakers allow students to discuss international issues and explore career possibilities with faculty, foreign visitors, and prominent practitioners.
Students also enhance their education by participating in organizations or working on journals - King Hall sponsors approximately 40 student organizations and five scholarly journals. The UC Davis Journal of International Law and Policy offers writing and editing experiences and sponsors symposia on international law topics. Additional opportunities include the International Law Society and the UC Davis Law Review.
Interact with Legal Professionals from Around the Globe
Since 1997, UC Davis has offered an LL.M. program for attorneys from other nations. LL.M. students attend regular law school classes and enrich the learning experiences of all students. In addition, the law school offers a wide range of professional education programs for international legal practitioners that are held at UC Davis and in Cologne, Germany. The newest program is a summer Master's degree in international commercial law and brings judges and lawyers from around the world to Davis.
Earn Additional Advanced Degrees
UC Davis is recognized for excellence in graduate studies and the professions. Law students can take advantage of opportunities to complete combined degree programs in conjunction with the nationally recognized Graduate School of Management or most master's degree programs offered by the campus Graduate Studies.
International Law Courses
Elective courses are offered on a rotating basis. Not all courses will be taught in any given year. Please check the Course Descriptions webpage for current course offerings
Criminal Justice Administration
Foreign Relations Law
Globalization, Citizenship and the Nation-State
International Business Transactions
International Criminal Law
International Environmental Law
International Human Rights
|International Intellectual Property
International Litigation and Arbitration
International Trade Disputes
International Trade Law and Latin America
Law and Institutions of the European Union
Private International Law (Conflicts of laws)
Join a Network of Graduates with Diverse, Rewarding Careers
UC Davis law alumni who studied international law now work in law and lobbying firms, consulting and accounting companies, state legislatures, government offices, courts, corporations and nonprofit organizations throughout the world. Their practices involve a variety of legal areas, including:
Corporate / Transactional
International Finance / Project Finance