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Master of Jurisprudence –

International and Comparative Law Concentration

The International and Comparative Law Concentration is just one of your options. See the main Master of Jurisprudence page for details about the overall program and other available options.

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.

Chenglin Liu is a professor of law at St. Mary’s University School of Law. Since joining St. Mary’s in 2007, he has taught Law and Economics, Torts, European Union Law, and Chinese Law. Liu’s research focuses on the interplay between food and drug law and transnational litigation from a comparative perspective.

Required Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
Fundamentals of the American Legal System (only offered online) 2
Legal Research and Writing (only offered online) 2
Constitutional Law (offered online) 3-4
Second First-year Course (or Property or Contracts, offered online) 3-4


Additional Concentration Electives

Course Name Credit Hours
Public International Law * 3
Admiralty Law 3
Comparative Law 3
Comparative Legal Traditions 2
Doing Business with Mexico 3
Foreign Relations Law 2
Human Trafficking 2
Import/Export Law 2
International ADR and Tribunals (offered online) 2
International Business Transactions I 2
International Business Transactions II 2
Commercial Arbitration 2
Criminal Law (offered online) 2
Cyber Law (offered online) 2-3
International Economic Law  2
International Environmental Law  2
International Human Rights 3
International Organizations 2
International Taxation 2
International US Healthcare Law 2
International White Collar Crime 2
Legal Spanish & Mexican Legal Systems 3
Transnational Criminal Law 2
U.S./Mexico Cross Border Legal Practices 2

Courses marked with an * are required electives. Two additional courses from the list must be chosen.

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