LLM Areas of Specialization

International Business Law | International Human Rights Law | International Environmental Law | International & Comparative Protection of Intellectual Propery | Gender and the Law | International Trade & Investment | International Organizations | International Commercial Arbitration

While a specialization is not required, many of our students at the International Legal Studies Program choose to focus their studies on one of the eight areas of international law listed below.  To earn a Specialization Certificate for the ILSP LLM degree, students must complete 12 credits of coursework within their specialization. 


Required Course

Int’l. Bus. Law


Int’l. Trade and Investment

International Trade Law I (LAW 657-001)

Int’l. Commercial Arbitration

Int’l. Commercial Arbitration (LAW 789-001)

Int’l. Environmental Law

Int’l. Env. Law (LAW 618-001)

Int’l. Organizations

Int’l. Org. & Multi Nat’l. Inst. (LAW 662-001)

Int’l. HR


Gender and Int’l. Law

Adv. Legal Writing: Gender & Law (LAW 929G-001)

Intellectual Property



Course offerings vary by semester.