Santa Clara Law Magazine

How We Lead:

International Law Offerings for an Increasingly Globalized World

Established more than 40 years ago, our international law program includes more summer abroad opportunities than any other law school in the nation. Through the offerings of our Center for Global Law and Policy, students gain practical skills serving others through our International Human Rights Clinic and develop expertise by earning our International Law Certificate or our LLM in International and Comparative Law. Our international law faculty members include global experts in intellectual property, human rights, environmental law, immigration law, and business transactions.

  Francisco Rivera Juaristi
“With programs and partnerships ranging over several continents, we are training the next generation of lawyers to meet the challenges of globalization and to succeed in the international practice of law.”

Tseming Yang
Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Global Law and Policy


By the Numbers:

A+   Santa Clara Law’s grade for its law study abroad program as ranked by PreLaw Magazine (2021), one of only 10 law schools in the nation to earn this grade.
#1   As one of the oldest programs in the country, Santa Clara Law offers more summer abroad opportunities than any other law school in the nation.
30+   Number of externship locations on six continents offered by Santa Clara Law’s Global Law Summer Abroad program.
Top 20%   Santa Clara Law is ranked in the top 20% of US law schools for our international law program (2021 US News).
  Melissa Fox JD '18
“The International Human Rights Clinic enhanced my legal education exponentially. I gained a comprehensive understanding of a new body of law, and learned how to use that law in practical applications. Professor Rivera helped me identify legal issues I am passionate about and taught me how to effectuate change on a tangible level.”

Melissa Fox JD ’18
Associate Attorney at F&R Law Group

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