New York City is not only a global cultural, entertainment, media and financial capital, it is also the home of the United Nations. What better place to study international law?

Masters of Law (LL.M.) degrees primarily related to the globalization of legal practice:

Please contact the Law School’s Office of Transnational Programs for more information about the J.D. and LL.M. curricula and program offerings in international and comparative law.

St. John’s School of Law: Preparing Lawyers for Global Practice

The Law School's Center for International and Comparative Law serves as a focal point for preparing students for practice in a globalizing legal profession, using litigation, transactional, and regulatory advisory skills. As a student you can become involved through symposia, research projects, the CICL Student Fellows Program, and two international law journals, the St. John’s Journal of International and Comparative Law and the New York International Law Review.

The Law School’s global curriculum is designed to provide St. John’s J.D. and LL.M. students with a broad exposure to the practice of law in a transnational setting and the opportunity to explore diverse legal systems across the globe. At its core, the global programs curriculum includes courses in international and comparative law taught by St. John’s faculty members with expertise in the area. Building from this base, St. John’s offers innovative programs that are designed to prepare law students for actual international legal practice:

  • Students participating in our summer study abroad programs spend four weeks studying international and comparative law at St. John’s campuses in Rome and Paris.
  • In the NATO Practicum, students spend a semester working and studying as part of NATO’s Allied Command Transformation staff in Belgium.
  • Students in Transactions in Emerging Markets travel to Eastern Europe with their professor for meetings with leading policymakers, businesspeople, and attorneys.
  • Skills courses such as Drafting International Contracts and International Legal Research provide the practical tools for a globalizing profession.