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California Western -- International Legal Studies Program
International Legal Studies Program


ILSP HomeCalifornia Western's International Legal Studies Program offers an enriched curriculum in international and comparative law. Taught by talented faculty with academic and practical experience, the classroom emphasis on theory and practice is complemented by curricular programs providing real-world experience.

Area of Concentration in International Law
Study Abroad

California Western alumni are employed in all 50 states and 35 foreign countries. A significant number of distinguished alumni practice international law both in the United States and abroad. California Western alumni pursue diverse careers, including: Legal Advisory in the United Nations; International Tax Attorney for the Monsanto Company; Executive Director of the Human Rights and Constitutional Law Center; and Office of the Attorney General in Pago Pago and Samoa.

In addition, the International Legal Studies Program offers several opportunities for foreign lawyers. The Master of Comparative Laws/Master of Laws in Comparative Law Program (M.C.L./LL.M.) introduces foreign law graduates to the United States legal system and the practice of law in the United States.

M.C.L./LL.M. Program
Certificate Program in Comparative and International Law


CWSL/UCSD Annual Joint Speaker Series

The International Legal Studies Program offers a joint speaker series with the Institute for International, Comparative and Area Studies at the University of California, San Diego. The speaker series addresses prominent issues in international and comparative law.

2013 - 2014 Speaker Series: "NAFTA: 20 Years Later"

2012 - 2013 Speaker Series: "Morality, Humanitarianism, and International Law"

2011 - 2012 Speaker Series : "From Climate Change to Global Sustainability: The Great Transition"

2010 - 2011 Speaker Series : "Transplanting Law"

2009 - 2010 Speaker Series : "Speaking Truth to Power"

2008 - 2009 Speaker Series : After Outrage: "Human Rights Abuses and the Search for Accountability"

2007 - 2008 Speaker Series : "The Future of International Humanitarian Law"