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International and Comparative Law Specialization

To complete the Specialization in International and Comparative Law and receive a transcript notation and certificate acknowledging the completion of the Specialization, students must complete at least 15 credits from the Approved List of International or Comparative Law courses.

The minimum 15 credits must include:

 

1. Approved List of International and Comparative Courses (at least 9 credits)

All students take:

Take at least two:

Relevant graduate-level courses in other departments at Southern Illinois University that have an international or comparative component may also count, subject to the approval of the faculty advisor for International and Comparative Law Specialization.  Only one non-law course may count towards this requirement for the Specialization.

 

2. Writing

At least 3 credits earned in a course that requires in-depth research and writing about an international or comparative law-related topic. The student may satisfy this requirement with any of the following:

Courses cannot be double-counted to satisfy the requirements of both the Course and Writing components.  For example, if a student takes a senior writing seminar to satisfy the writing component portion of the Specialization, that course cannot also count toward the minimum of 9 credit hours of the coursework component.  However, if the student takes two senior seminars, one may be used to satisfy the coursework requirement, and the other may be used to satisfy the writing requirement.

 

3. Experiential Learning

At least 3 credits earned in a course that provides a skills/experiential learning component.  The student may satisfy this requirement with any of the following:

Study Abroad Program may not be double-counted to satisfy the requirements of both the Course and Experiential Learning components.