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Master of Jurisprudence in International and Comparative Law

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 but diverse fields of interdisciplinary teaching and research, such as business, international relations, history, economics, political science and other social sciences, philosophy and ethics

International programs - study abroad

Students may be interested in taking additional courses at the Institute on Chinese Law and Business summer study abroad program. All classes are taught in English, and students in the Institute earn six credit hours from classes like:

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  • International Business Transactions and China
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Introduction to Chinese Law
  • International Human Rights: Business-related Issues

Another option is the Institute on World Legal Problems in Innsbruck, Austria. Classes are taught in English, and students earn six credit hours in classes like:

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  • Class Actions in a Global Context
  • International Insolvency
  • International Business Transactions
  • Lawyering Abroad: Basic Concepts of European Legal Systems
  • European and International Conflict of Laws

M.Jur. at St. Mary's Law

The International and Comparative Law concentration is one of many options at St. Mary’s. All are fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on College and have obtained acquiescence from the American Bar Association (ABA).

General M.Jur. Program Information

International and Comparative Law Concentration Curriculum

International and Comparative Law Required Courses
Required Courses Credit Hours
Fundamentals of the American Legal System 2
Legal Research and Writing I 2
Constitutional Law 4
Second First-year Course (or Property I and II online, or Contracts I and II online) 3 (or 4 for Property I and II online, or 4 for Contracts I and II online)
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.
Courses Credit Hours
International Business Transactions 2
Admiralty Law 3
Comparative Legal Traditions 2
Comparative Law 3
Doing Business with Mexico 3
Import/Export Law 2
Human Rights 3
Legal Spanish and Mexican Legal Systems 3
International Commercial Arbitration 3
International Criminal Law 2
Cybersecurity 2
International Economic Law 2
International ADR and Tribunals 2
International White Collar Crime 2

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