Master of Jurisprudence

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.

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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 CoursesCredit Hours
Fundamentals of the American Legal System (offered online)2
Legal Research and Writing (offered online)2
Constitutional Law4
Second First-year Course (or Property or Contracts, which are offered online)4
Public International Law3

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.

CoursesCredit Hours
International Business Transactions2
Admiralty Law3
Comparative Legal Traditions2
Comparative Law3
Doing Business with Mexico3
Import/Export Law2
Human Rights3
Legal Spanish and Mexican Legal Systems3
International Commercial Arbitration3
International Criminal Law2
International Economic Law2
International ADR and Tribunals2
International White Collar Crime2
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