International Law

Since its founding, UC Davis School of Law has served as a home to world-renowned scholarship in international, comparative, and transnational law, and King Hall’s pioneering international studies programs have long brought scholars and professionals from all around the globe to UC Davis to study with Law School faculty experts. In recent years, the California International Law Center at King Hall (CILC) has taken the Law School’s International Law program to an even higher level and further increased the opportunities available to students.

In the International Law area of concentration, academic courses advance students’ understanding of world affairs through analysis of international law, politics, and business. The program includes a variety of options, from international business transactions to international human rights and international criminal law.

In addition, students in the International Law concentration have abundant opportunities for experiential learning, such as moot court competitions, the Immigration Law Clinic, which provides firsthand experiences in an actual legal setting with client interactions, writing, research, and advocacy skills, and participation in student organizations such as The UC Davis Journal of International Law and Policy, International Law Society, and UC Davis Law Review.

Students may also enjoy opportunities to work with CILC, which since 2009 has served as a focal point for the work of faculty, students, and alumni in international, comparative, and transnational law. CILC also creates opportunities for students through partnerships with organizations including the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, and operates a regular lecture series that has brought leading international law experts to King Hall.

King Hall graduates with the International Law concentration join a network of UC Davis law alumni who work in law and lobbying firms, consulting and accounting companies, state legislatures, government offices, courts, corporations and nonprofit organizations throughout the world.