Master of Jurisprudence
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M.Jur. International and Comparative Law Concentration
The M.Jur. in International and Comparative Law is a natural fit for professionals in diverse sectors including people in the military, law enforcement, the intelligence community and the diplomatic corps.
The curriculum also aligns with other related communities such as the Departments of Justice, Treasury, Commerce, Energy, and Homeland Security; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; plus state equivalents, such as Texas Health and Human Services.
In the private sector, professionals in a variety of backgrounds benefit from the curriculum including:
- Those in the for-profit domestic and international business community involved in international sales, trade, investment, finance and cyber security
- Those in non-profit organizations
- Media and newspaper professionals
- Academic professionals in select fields of interdisciplinary teaching and research, such as business, international relations, history, economics, political science and other social sciences, philosophy and ethics
International and Comparative Law Curriculum
|Required Courses||Credit Hours|
|Fundamentals of the American Legal System (offered online)||2|
|Legal Research and Writing (offered online)||2|
|Second First-year Course (or Property or Contracts, which are offered online)||4|
|Public International Law||3|
Additional Concentration Requirements
Twelve additional credit hours from the list must be chosen. Remaining electives are at the discretion of the student with the director’s approval.
|International Business Transactions||2|
|Comparative Legal Traditions||2|
|Doing Business with Mexico||3|
|Legal Spanish and Mexican Legal Systems||3|
|International Commercial Arbitration||3|
|International Criminal Law||2|
|International Economic Law||2|
|International ADR and Tribunals||2|
|International White Collar Crime||2|