»International Law Emphasis Program

Chapman University Fowler School of Law offers an emphasis program in International Law, in which highly experienced faculty members instruct students on a comprehensive scope of global legal concerns, from immigration and human rights to energy security and intellectual property.  Students who complete the International Law Emphasis Program requirements will receive a certificate and transcript notation.

Lawyers can expect to work in an increasingly global environment, facing legal issues that span national borders, and servicing clients whose interests and concerns are multinational in scope.  Lawyers that have a proven familiarity with public and private International Law will possess the skills and credentials to compete in the global workplace.  The International Law Emphasis Program also complements Chapman University's commitment to preparing its students to be global citizens.

+-Certificate Requirements

Successful completion of the International Law Emphasis Program requires the law student to

  • Earn a minimum 2.6 overall cumulative GPA
  • Earn a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in the certificate courses
  • Complete the two (2) core courses (Public International Law & Private International Law)
  • Complete at least eight (8) credit hours of approved electives, of which six (6) credit hours may be experiential training (see approved list of courses)
  • International law-related writing requirement

+-Core Courses

Public International Law (2)
This is the introductory course in international law, covering the nature and sources of international law and its major developments. This course introduces students to the basic law of the international organizational system, including the United Nations and UN specialized agencies. The course introduces concepts of international law and how they achieve legitimacy in the international system through United Nations organizations and conferences, the International Court of Justice, the International Law Commission, treaty bodies, and state practice. The law of foreign sovereign immunity and the act of state doctrine are considered along with the role of international law in the U.S. legal system and the allocation of foreign affairs powers between the President and Congress. Selected topics that may be explored include international claims (including expropriation law), human rights, norms governing the use of force, and the law of the sea and environmental issues.  

Private International Law

+-Approved Electives

Specific offerings will vary from year to year, depending on periodic rotation of electives, instructor availability, student interest, and scheduling dynamics. Additional courses may be added in the future. Visit the course descriptions page for more information.
  • Immigration Law
  • International Arbitration and Litigation
  • International and Comparative Labor Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Energy Security and Climate Change
  • International Entertainment Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Human Rights Law
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • International Monetary Law and Financial Institutions
  • International Regulation and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • International Trade, Endangered Species and Marine Mammal Protection Law
  • International Trade Law
  • National Security Law
  • Private International Law: International Business Transactions
  • Public International Law: International Law & Institutions
  • Refugee Law
  • U.S. Taxation of International Income

+-Faculty

Highly experienced faculty members instruct students on a comprehensive scope of global legal concerns.

+-Contact Us

For additional information about the international law emphasis please contact,

Dr. John Hall
Professor of Law

Phone: (714) 628-2617
Email: jhall@chapman.edu
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