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Suggested Courses*

Current Developments in American Law: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Current Developments in International Law
Immigration Law
International Business Transactions
International Criminal Law
International Law
Senior Writing Seminar: Comparative Law
Senior Writing Seminar: International Human Rights
Senior Writing Seminar: International White Collar Crime

*for course descriptions, click here


Cindy Buys, Professor of Law

Lucian Dervan, Assistant Professor of Law

Mike Koehler, Assistant Professor of Law

Andrew M. Pardieck, Assistant Professor of Law


Special Programs/Organizations

International and Comparative Law Specialization

Students may receive a transcript notation and certificate acknowledging the completion of the Specialization by completing at least 15 credits from the Approved List of International and Comparative Law Courses. For more information, click here.

Ireland Summer Study Abroad Program

This program, co-sponsored with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, is designed to provide students with an understanding of the legal structure, institutions, and social history of both Irish political entities and the laws applicable to the conduct of commerce by foreign (including U.S.) companies in Ireland and through Ireland to the European continent. For more information, click here.

Immigration Detention Project

Approximately four times a year, SIU law students have the opportunity to volunteer to go to the Tri-County Justice & Detention Center in Ullin, IL, to meet with the immigration detainees being held there by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security. The law students conduct individual intake interviews with any interested detainees to assess whether the detainees’ legal needs are being met. This project is coordinated with the National Immigration Justice Center, based in Chicago. For more information, click here.

International Law Society

The International Law Society was founded to promote the study of public and private international law, to foster communication and understanding between citizens of different nations, and to promote a greater understanding of the international organizations and institutions and their functions in the pursuit of economic, social, cultural, and humanitarian objectives throughout the global community.