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A global perspective and cross-cultural skills are becoming increasingly important to be effective leaders in law and policy. The Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University offers students international opportunities that include centers and programs, courses, externships, and community involvement. Graduates apply what they have learned in international law to a range of jobs related to policymaking, business, criminal justice, economic development, and human rights.

Centers and Programs

Students can take a wide variety of courses on international topics, ranging from international human rights law and rule of law to international institutions. These include business-related courses such as international contracts, international taxation, international commercial arbitration, and international business transactions. Internationally focused coursework is also offered in environmental law, health policy, national security, criminal justice, tribal law, and more.

Coursework

Students that participate in externships gain practical experience that makes them more competitive for jobs at home and abroad. ASU Law can place every eligible enrolled student into an externship, and options include organizations in Arizona, Los Angeles, or Washington, D.C. such as the U.S. State Department, World Bank, International Rescue Committee, Department of Homeland Security, and Human Rights First. The opportunity for students to network with international decision-makers, opinion leaders, and top practitioners is further amplified through ASU’s large D.C. presence.

Externships

Students that participate in externships gain practical experience that makes them more competitive for jobs at home and abroad. ASU Law can place every eligible enrolled student into an externship, and options include organizations in Arizona, Los Angeles, or Washington, D.C. such as the U.S. State Department, World Bank, International Rescue Committee, Department of Homeland Security, and Human Rights First. The opportunity for students to network with international decision-makers, opinion leaders, and top practitioners is further amplified through ASU’s large D.C. presence.

Community Involvement

Students can engage with globally minded leaders in the legal, government, and business communities to develop professionally. For instance, the Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations hosts events and other forums for select students to engage with prominent leaders and practitioners on trending international issues. And each year LGA holds a workshop with the American Red Cross on international humanitarian law that brings students, members of the military, and community leaders together to learn more about the principles governing armed conflict.

Questions

Please contact Andrew Jaynes, 480-965-8238.

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