International and Comparative Law

Gain a global perspective of the law

With each new technological advance, the world becomes smaller and more complex. This increase in globalization impacts everything from business operations to environmental stewardship, human rights to intellectual property, and more. Understanding the social, cultural, political, and economic factors that influence how the law is applied will enhance the depth and breadth of your knowledge and prepare you for international work. Our robust International and Comparative Law Program includes scholars with diverse areas of research, experience, and points of view. When you’re ready to take a deeper dive into international law, participate in one of our study abroad programs that aligns with your interests and career goals.

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Explore the International and Comparative Law Curriculum

The diverse offering of international courses and experiential learning opportunities at Maryland Carey Law means you can get a global perspective of the law as it applies to many subject matters.

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  • Comparative Jurisprudence Seminar: Transcultural Perspectives on the World’s Legal Systems
  • Comparative Law: Transnational Law and Lawyering
  • Constitutional Law of South Africa
  • Environmental Justice, Human Rights, and Public Health
  • Environmental Law Seminar: Global Environmental Law
  • Environmental Law Seminar: Global Fisheries Law
  • Environmental Law Seminar: International Environmental Law
  • Health and International Human Rights Seminar
  • International Arbitration
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Commercial and Corporate Law
  • International Criminal Law Seminar
  • International Cybersecurity Seminar
  • International Human Rights Seminar
  • International Labor Law
  • International Law
  • International Moot Court
  • International Trade Law Seminar
  • International Women’s Rights
  • Maryland Journal of International Law
  • Post-conflict and Transitional Justice Seminar
  • South Africa: Race and the Law Seminar
  • Transnational Law and Lawyering


  • American Society for International Law
  • Center for International Environmental Law
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • National Security Agency
  • SAFE Center for Human Trafficking
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature
  • U.S. Agency for International Development
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of State
  • World Bank
  • World Health Organization
  • World Wildlife Federation

Extracurricular Activities

  • Maryland Journal of International Law
  • International Moot Court Board
  • International Law Students Society
  • Transnational Environmental Accountability Project

Study Abroad

Learn about study abroad opportunities on our International Opportunities page.


International Law Society

The International Law Society (ILS) provides opportunities to explore International Law through partnerships with faculty, administrators, and other student organizations, panel discussions and other events, and externship opportunities.

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Washington, D.C. Externships

Our proximity to Washington, DC means you can easily incorporate externships at federal agencies and international organizations into your schedule.

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Maram Salaheldin ’13

“The international legal research and analysis skills I developed prepared me for my career in assisting multinational companies and organizations in deciphering the different regulatory schemes and frameworks that apply to their operations and products.”


Examples of where our graduates have been employed:

Senior Legal Counsel, Apple

Partner, McGuireWoods

International Counsel, Verizon

Associate Counsel (Global Transactions and Operations), Viatris

International EHS Legal Content Team Lead, RegScan

International Lawyer and Legal Counsel, Spytrix Inc

Assistant Counsel (Global Privacy), Under Armour

International Compliance, Legg Mason

Global Compliance Analyst, Goldman Sachs

Global Disputes Partner, Jones Day

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