This LL.M. track provides lawyers and law graduates from around the world a solid foundation in U.S. law in the heartland of America. Strengthen your ability to effectively represent foreign clients in transactions with American entities, enhance your ability to provide representation in your native countries to American clients, obtain a degree that can make you an attractive candidate for an academic appointment in your native country or elsewhere, and build an international network of professional contacts.
This LL.M. track will enhance your global perspective. Gain practical and theoretical knowledge in selected areas of international and comparative law, with an emphasis in international business and commercial law, learn the skills of legal research, analysis and communication essential to understanding and applying international law and succeeding as a professional in this area, earn a degree that can help you obtain appointments in commercial law firms, governmental and non-governmental agencies, as well as academic institutions in the U.S. and abroad, and cultivate an international network of professional contacts.
The Center encourages and supports student participation in a number of prestigious international moot court competitions, including the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, the European Union Law Moot Court Competition, the International Environmental Moot Court Competition, and the Moot Court Competition on WTO Law.
Distinguished Visitor and Judge-in-Residence Programs
The Center sponsors visits by prominent scholars and practitioners who present guest lectures and public lectures in the area of international and comparative law. Additionally, the Judge-in-Residence Program brings prominent jurists from around the globe to Indianapolis to speak with students and meet with members of the local, state, and federal judiciary.
Launched in 1998, the European Journal of Law Reform (EJLR) provides a forum for interdisciplinary debate on proposals for law reform and the development of private and public international law in Europe. The journal is jointly edited by faculty of the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (London University), and the University of Basel School of Law in Switzerland, with the assistance of a team of student editors in Indianapolis.
Launched in 1991, the Indiana International & Comparative Law Review (II&CLR) is devoted to the study and analysis of current international legal issues and problems. The review is edited by second and third-year law students chosen by their academic standing and performance in a writing competition.