Comparative and International Law Certificate

Students must take a minimum of 14 credit hours from the courses listed below, and satisfy the requirements of Sections I (at least 3 credit hours), II (at least 9 credit hours, with at least one course from Block A), and III (at least two credit hours) to earn the Comparative and International Law Certificate.

I. Core Course (3 hours)

        International Law (3)

II. Elective Courses (9 hours - at least one course must be from Block A)

Block A

  1. International Business Transactions (3)
  2. International Energy and Natural Resources Law (3)
  3. International Environmental Law (3)
  4. Family Law in the World Community (3)
  5. Native American & Indigenous Rights (3)

Block B

  1. Conflict of Laws (3)
  2. Additional hours from III (1-6)
  3. Courses (not listed elsewhere) from the Argentina, London, Geneva, or other TU program or other ABA-approved program on international or comparative law (1-6)
  4. University courses approved by two directors of CILC and the associate dean related to international or comparative law or to a foreign language (1-4)

III. Writing Skills or Oral Advocacy

  1. Meet the Tulsa Law Review of Comparative and International Law Certificate requirements.
  2. Meet the Tulsa Law Review or Energy Law Journal Certificate requirements and write a student note or comment on international or comparative law for the Journal that two directors of CILC agree is the equivalent of a seminar paper.
  3. Seminar in the international or comparative law area with a grade of C or higher.
  4. Participation on the Jessup International Moot Court Team for credit.
  5. Independent study paper on an international or comparative law topic with a grade of C or higher supervised by any two College of Law faculty members, but also approved by two directors of CILC.
  6. Legal internship with a lawyer who specializes in foreign or international law approved by two directors of CILC and the director of the Legal Internship Program.

A student who satisfies the requirements of sections I, II, and III (at least 14 hours) will receive a certificate in comparative and international law.