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International Law

In an increasingly global economy, lawyers in the United States routinely encounter transactions, disputes and other matters that have an international component and present special challenges.  The mission of Lewis & Clark’s International Law Program is to give students the foundation of knowledge and skills they need to excel when they encounter these challenges. The Law School provides a broad and deep international law curriculum, a focus on practical skills, and engagement with the legal and academic community on international issues.

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Opportunities in International Law at Lewis & Clark

Lewis & Clark offers a multitude of classes on a wide variety of international law topics.  We offer a Certificate in International Law for students who desire a structured curricular framework for studies in this area.  

Lewis & Clark regularly hosts distinguished visitors with expertise in different areas of international law, who share their viewpoints and experiences in formal and informal settings on campus. These events are often organized in association with Lewis & Clark’s International Law Society, a student organization dedicated to international law issues.

Lewis & Clark students have significant opportunities to study or work abroad during their time at the Law School.  Lewis & Clark partners with several foreign law schools at which students can spend a semester on exchange. Students can also receive academic credit for ABA-accredited study abroad programs, or for their participation in an international externship at a law firm, NGO, or other organization.

Students at Lewis & Clark can also develop practical skills through experiential learning with international component here in the United States.  These opportunities include joining the law school’s Jessup International Moot Court team, participating in our International Environmental Law Project, and undertaking a domestic externship with an organization doing international work.

We also hold a writing competition each year, sponsored by the law firm Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, to recognize excellence in student scholarship on international topics.



October 7th, 2016

  • Image preview 8:30am - 6:00pm: 2016 Business Law Fall Forum
    Please join us for Lewis & Clark Law School’s 21st Annual Business Law Fall Forum: Innovating CSR: From the Local to the Global.

October 18th, 2016

  • Image preview 12:10pm - 1:10pm: Study Abroad & International Externships Overview Session
    Join us to learn more about studying and externing outside the U.S.  The session will provide an overview of summer and academic semester study abroad options, as well as gaining practical experience through an international externship.  We will be joined by representatives from our summer study abroad partners, UMKC and Santa Clara.
  • Image preview 3:30pm - 4:30pm: Santa Clara Study Abroad Program Info Session
    A representative from Santa Clara Law School will be on campus to share information about their Summer 2017 study abroad opportunities.  Join us to learn more about their offerings and to ask questions.
  • Image preview 4:30pm - 5:20pm: UMKC Summer Study Abroad in China Info Session
    A representative from UMKC Law School will be on campus to share information about the opportunity to study in China during Summer 2017.  LC Law partners with UMKC on this exciting program.  Come hear the details and ask questions.