Center for International and Comparative Law

St. John’s Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL) promotes the study of international and foreign legal systems as a means for addressing pressing global problems. The Center is a place where students, scholars and practicing lawyers come together to address how globalization affects the practice of law, and how the law can be deployed to address emerging global challenges. Through the broad range of curricular offerings, study abroad programs offered by the Office of Transnational Programs, experiential learning opportunities, and the participation of students in scholarly work, the Center helps prepare students for practice in a globalizing legal profession, using litigation, transactional, and regulatory advisory skills. 

CICL sponsors a variety of programs throughout the year. Our Global Issues Speakers Series brings scholars and policy makers to St. John’s to address legal and political challenges facing the global community. Our inaugural symposium, Challenges to International Law, Challenges from International Law:  New Realities and the Global Order, took place on April 1, 2011 and was co-sponsored by the St. John’s Journal of International and Comparative Law, the Center’s student-edited online journal. All CICL events are open to St. John’s students and alumni and we welcome their attendance and participation. 

To learn more about the St. John’s Center for International and Comparative Law and our diverse initiatives, please contact us. To support the Center and its initiatives, please visit the Law School's online giving page or contact the Office of Alumni Relations and Development at brian.woods@stjohns.edu or 718-990-5792.

Contacts

Christopher J. Borgen
Co-Director, St. John’s Center for International and Comparative Law
Professor of Law
St. John’s School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
718-990-1982
borgenc@stjohns.edu

Margaret E. (Peggy) McGuinness
Co-Director, St. John’s Law School Center for International and Comparative Law
Director, LLM in Transnational Legal Practice
Professor of Law
St. John’s School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
718-990-8018
mcguinnm@stjohns.edu

Margaret St. Denis
Transnational Studies Center Assistant
St. John's University School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
718-990-8335
Fax 718-990-8095
cicl@stjohns.edu