One of the most diverse law schools in the nation, St. Mary's prepares its graduates for the competent and ethical practice of law in a community that supports educational excellence.
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, the Treasury, Commerce, Energy, and Homeland Security; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; plus the state equivalents, such as Texas Health and Human Services.
In the private sector, professionals in a variety of backgrounds benefit from the curriculum including:
Earning a Master of Jurisprudence in International Law will prepare you for career advancement such as:
Those who deal with legal matters in their current roles may also find a Master of Jurisprudence an easier and more effective way to enhance their credentials than pursuing a J.D.
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:
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:
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).
|Required Courses||Credit Hours|
|Fundamentals of the American Legal System||2|
|Legal Research and Writing I||2|
|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|
|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|
Curious which M.Jur. concentration is right for you? Questions about the admission process or the program? Our admission team will work with you to answer any questions and help you through the process when you’re ready.
Learn about the application process, deadlines and requirements for the Master of Jurisprudence program: