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Educational Programming

The Center for Law and Global Affairs creates and manages diverse, interdisciplinary educational programming on international and transnational law. Center faculty develop and teach courses, serve as mentors and supervise Student Research Fellows who work individually and in groups on a variety of research and policy projects. The Center manages the Concentration in International and Transnational Law and connects students with academic scholarship by encouraging participation in conferences, workshops and related events, including a course linked to the annual Center colloquium. The Center also supports and funds a select group of Transnational Law Summer Fellows who work abroad on projects they design while helping students explore possible careers in global law through the International Law Career Speakers’ Series and the International Law Mentoring Program. In addition, the Center runs an annual International Humanitarian Law Workshop, creates experiential learning programs in environmental law and other areas, jointly manages the Security, Policy and Law Fellows program and supports the LLM in Global Studies. Through these activities, the Center trains students to be more informed global citizens and prepares them for careers that increasingly require an understanding of international and transnational law.
Please click on the links below for more information on the Center’s educational programs.

Courses, Concentration and Student Workshop

Courses in International and Transnational Law – Center faculty teach a variety of classes in international and transnational law and assist students in coordinating coursework

Center Colloquium in Transnational Law – Center faculty offer a class that allows students to participate in the annual Center colloquium and engage with innovative interdisciplinary scholarship

International Humanitarian Law Workshop – The Center offers a weekend workshop on international humanitarian law for law and graduate students from around the Southwest in coordination with the American Red Cross, Grand Canyon Chapter and the International Committee of the Red Cross

Studying at the University of Paris – Students can take courses in European law at the University of Paris for ASU credit

Research and Experiential Learning Opportunities

Student Research Fellows – Law students, Barrett College students and others work with Center faculty on research and advocacy projects including preparing papers on human trafficking, investigating the use of private military contarctors in Afganistan and Iraq, supporting the U.N. Sub-Committee on the Prevention of Torture and preparing amicus briefs for cases before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights 

Transnational Law Summer Fellowship – The Center supports and funds law students to spend the summer session working with advocacy organizations, law firms, government agencies and other groups with recent fellows traveling to China Colombia, Costa Rica, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and the West Bank

Security, Policy and Law Fellowship – The Center and the Center for Law, Science & Innovation jointly supervise paid fellowships for law students to work on law and policy issues in partnership with ASU’s Security and Defense Systems Initiative

Future of Climate Change Negotiation Experiential Learning Project - The Center offers an intensive seminar on environmental law in which students conduct research for the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat and the present their work at an international climate change negotiation

Career Building

International Law Career Speakers’ Series – In the fall semester, the Center works with College of Law Career Services to host presentations by a diverse group of international and transnational law professionals who discuss their career paths and experiences

International Law Mentoring Program – In the spring semester, the Center connects law students with local lawyers working on international and transnational law for informal meetings

International Law Students' Association (ILSA) - The Center supports and advises the International Law Students' Association

International Law Moot Court Teams – The Center supports the Jessup Moot Court team working on issues of public international law and the VIS International Arbitration Moot Court team

LLM in Global Legal Studies

The Center supports the College of Law’s specialized LLM in Global Legal Studies