International Rule of Law and Security

Education with real world experience

Welcome to the International Rule of Law and Security program, where law, research, and education unite. This program, jointly developed by ASU Law and the McCain Institute for International Leadership, covers global topics ranging from counterterrorism to human rights law. You will live, study, and extern in Washington, D.C., and have opportunities to contribute to ASU’s international development projects in countries like Pakistan and Mexico. Learn from professors with deep experience in the field, who have led major initiatives with the United Nations, European Union, Department of State, and International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia. This is International Rule of Law and Security: where education meets real world experience.

The International Rule of Law and Security program is open to LLM and MLS students, as well as JD students during a spring semester of their second and third years. Students interested in participating in the program should contact Julia Fromholz for more information.

Students participating in the International Rule of law and Security program may earn a maximum of 15 credits while in Washington. Students generally earn 6 externship credits and take three 3-credit classes.

Sample courses include:

  • Counterterrorism
  • Transitional Justice Mechanisms
  • International Human Rights Law
  • The McCain Institute Policy Design Studio
  • Law of Armed Conflict
  • Law of War
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • International Human Rights Law
Ambassador Clint Williamson
Ambassador Clint Williamson
Senior Director, International Rule of Law and Security at the McCain Institute;
Distinguished Professor of Practice at Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
Julia Fromholz
Julia Fromholz
Director, International Rule of Law and Security;
Professor of Practice, at Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Robert Bradtke
Ambassador Robert Bradtke
Former U.S. Ambassador to Croatia

George F. Huber
George F. Huber
Senior Attorney for Strategic Planning in the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice
Jerry Fowler
Jerry Fowler
Senior Policy Analyst for Multilateral Affairs at the Open Society Foundations

David Campbell
David Campbell
Program Coordinator of the International Rule of Law and Security

If you have questions, please contact Julia Fromholz, program Coordinator at +1-202-596-3427

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