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If your goal is to become an international lawyer, you can launch your career with the Center for International Law and Policy. Through sought-after international externships, research projects, and academic offerings, you’ll gain invaluable experience and exposure to real-world international legal issues.

The center for international policy and law’s director, Lisa J. Laplante, discussing international law studies at New England | Boston.
Associate Professor Lisa J. Laplante, the centers director, teaches courses on human rights, transitional justice, and international law.

With the Center for International Law and Policy, students can immerse themselves in the practice of international law. Through the curriculum you’ll build both expertise and empathy, as well as real-world skills. And you’ll have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in international legal issues such as:

  • Asylum Law
  • Business and Human Rights
  • Human Trafficking
  • Immigration Law and Policy
  • International Law
  • Postconflict Reconstruction
  • Refugees
  • Sanctuary Policies
  • Transitional Justice

New England Law also offers a wealth of international law studies and opportunities for aspiring international lawyers, including an International Law Pathway, Immigration Law concentration, and more.

Fady-Samaan

Working with CILP honed my legal research and writing skills in an international tribunal setting—an indispensable experience." — Fady Samaan ’19, Interned with the International Criminal Court’s Trust Fund for Victims in The Hague

CILP Field Placements and International Externships

Spend a full semester doing the work of a real international lawyer in an epicenter of the international legal community. CILP sponsors semester-long for-credit externships in international law with the U.S. State Department, the International Bar Association, the International Criminal Court, and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon at The Hague.

International Law and Policy Projects

CILP research projects will immerse you in issues of international significance with real-world ramifications. Students conduct legal research for a wide variety of advocacy institutions, working on legal issues ranging from international discrimination against women to corporate accountability for human rights violations.

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