What's nice about Michigan is that our devotion to international and comparative law is decades old. Michigan had an international law professor before almost any other law school in the U.S. had a full-time faculty member. We had a comparative law professor at a time when that was regarded as unnecessary. And we were the place where European Union law studies got started in the 1950s with Prof. Eric Stein.
– Steven Ratner, Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law
Internationalism and Curriculum
Michigan Law offers our students one of the most complete sets of course offerings in international, comparative, and foreign law of any law faculty in the world. Students may choose from a wide array of courses from our full-time faculty, William W. Cook Global Law Faculty, and distinguished visitors. These courses form the foundation for the many other activities and programs that the Law School organizes. This description discusses some of the courses offered over the last five years; new courses are constantly being added based on faculty and student interest. Our international offerings include courses, seminars, clinics, and workshops.
In addition, Michigan Law encourages interested students to pursue dual degrees in law and other areas of study, and provides significant opportunities for doing so. To make the dual degree option even more realistic, the Law School is located at the heart of the University campus, with the schools of Business, Social Work, Education, Public Policy, and Information located within one block, and others within easy walking distance. Michigan offers 14 dual degrees, and allows students to design their own. Internationally focused dual degrees include Law and Chinese Studies, Law and Japanese Studies, Law and Modern Middle Eastern & North African Studies, Law and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, and Law and World Politics. Visit our dual degrees page for more information.
A complete listing of subject areas and courses offered at the Law School may be found on the Curriculum Interest Areas page.