International Law

Faculty Advisors: Professors Chi Carmody and Valerie Oosterveld

International law at Western Law includes an array of courses, moots, co-curricular and other opportunities designed to give students broad exposure to this exciting field. Students interested in this stream should take Public International Law and at least two other courses from either sub-stream. The “Public Law” sub-stream focuses primarily on government-to-government obligations, while the “Private Law” sub-stream focuses on private transactions and international commitments involving such transactions. In all courses, emphasis is placed on innovative scholarship in relation to international problem-solving.

To complement its course offerings, Western Law also offers a number of co-curricular and other opportunities in international law. These are designed to enhance student experience beyond the classroom and offer direct exposure to the practice of international law. These include an international law moot (the Jessup), international exchanges, the International Summer Law Internship Program (ISLIP), and the Canada-U.S. Law Institute (CUSLI) Student Committee and Law Journal. Complementing these opportunities are a series of speakers and periodic events organized by Western Law student organizations, including the International Law Association (ILA), Canadian Lawyers for International Human Rights (CLAIHR), and Level - Changing Lives Through Law.

International Law curricular stream diagram

Relevant Co-Curricular Opportunities