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International and Comparative Law Programs

Certificate in International and Comparative Law

Earning a certificate in International and Comparative Law from Vermont Law School demonstrates a committed focus on international law. Program graduates have the skills and substantive knowledge to play a strong role in international firms, international organizations, NGOs and government agencies.

Certificate declaration is typically made during the spring registration period of the 1L year. In order to earn a certificate, participants must:

  • Earn a minimum of 18 credits in international and comparative law courses
  • Take (1) International Law and (2) Comparative Law or another comparative law course that satisfies this requirement (see certificate declaration form), and earn a B or above in both
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 in all Certificate courses.
  • Earn a minimum of 93 credits

Download the Certificate Declaration and requirements here.
For more information, please contact Professor Pamela Stephens,



Fall and Spring Semester Courses

Applied Human Rights

Canadian Legal System

Comparative Law: Comparative Legal Systems

Comparative Constitutional Law

Comparative Environmental Law Research Seminar

European Union Law

European Union Law - Selected Topics

French Corporate Law

French Legal Method: Introduction to French Law and Legal System

International Business Transactions

International Commercial Arbitration

International Criminal Law

International Environmental Law and Policy

International Human Rights

International Intellectual Property

International Law

International Regulation of Trade

International Semester in Practice

Introduction to Chinese Law

Law of International Organizations

Regulating the Marine Environment


Summer Session: International and Comparative Environmental Law Courses

Comparative U.S. - China Environmental Law

Energy, Development and Climate Change

Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development

Environmental Protection and the law of Armed Conflict

European Community Environmental Law

Global Energy Justice

Global Food Security

Human Rights and the Environment

International and Comparative Environmental Law

International Trade and the Environment

International Investment Arbitration and the Environment

Ocean and Coastal Law

Peace, War and the Environment

Strategic Planning for Sustainable Development

Wildlife Crimes