International Law Certificate of Concentration

Objective

To help prepare those students planning a career in International Law by ensuring that they take courses particularly applicable to this area, receive mentoring from members of the faculty with experience and interest in this field and rewarding such students who have demonstrated high degrees of ethics and competence in the areas of International Law. This is intended to be a competitive program with (except for extraordinary circumstances) no more than five (5) students per year admitted to the program.

Eligibility

Any Stetson law student in good standing who has completed not less than 30 credits and not more than 45 credits may apply for acceptance into the International Law concentration program. The Director of International Programs will make final determinations on all applications for acceptance into this program based upon consideration of the student's demonstrated commitment to the program and the likelihood that they will be able to successfully complete the requirements of the program.

Requirements

  • In order to receive at graduation the certificate of concentration in International Law, a student must make a timely application for inclusion in the program, be accepted into the program, and do the following:
  • Complete at least 21 hours in the Approved Curriculum, including successful completion of each course in the Mandatory Curriculum, with an average G.P.A. of at least 3.0 among all of those courses taken from the Approved Curriculum. This requirement may be waived in by the Director of International Programs under exceptional circumstances after consultation with the Associate Dean for Academics). Further, the student shall not have received a grade of less than 2.0 (or "S" in any course not graded on the 4.0 scale) in any of those courses taken in the Approved Curriculum;
  • Obtain at least a 2.0 in Professional Responsibility;
  • Participate in the Required Mentoring;
  • Demonstrate to the satisfaction of the assigned Mentor his/her commitment to the ethical and professional practice of law;
  • Fulfill the International Law Pro Bono requirements;
  • Fulfill his/her writing requirement in the area of International Law by writing a paper in the area of International Law to the satisfaction of the assigned Mentor.

Required Mentoring

Upon being selected into the International Law Concentration Program, a student will be assigned a Mentor who is a member of the College of Law faculty. It is understood that no member of the faculty will be assigned more than three such students at any one time. The student will be expected to meet regularly with such Mentor, no less than one time each semester, for the purpose of discussing their advancement toward completion of the requirements for receipt of the certificate in concentration. Further, such students as a prerequisite for registration for each upcoming semester will be required to obtain the approval of their Mentor regarding their course selection. It is the goal of this Required Mentoring that the participating members of the faculty will pass along to the students the benefit of their own experience and/or expertise in the field of International Law. Prior to the student's receipt at graduation of the certificate of concentration, the Mentor will have to attest to the student's successful completion of all requirements for the certificate listed above.

Pro Bono

The College of Law requires each student before graduating to have completed 60 hours of Pro Bono work. To receive the International Law certificate of concentration, however, a student needs to have completed a total of 20 hours dedicated to Pro Bono work in the International area. These hours can be satisfied by providing assistance in the International Programs Office of the law school.  These hours may overlap with the 60 hours required of all Stetson students. 

Approved Mandatory Curriculum

LAW 3583INTERNATIONAL LAW2 to 3
Select one of the following courses:
LAW 3573INT'L BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS3
LAW 3591INTERNATIONAL TRADE REGULATION2 to 3
LAW 3587INT'L SALES LAW & ARBITRATION2 to 3
LAW 3582INTL TRADE AND THE ENVIRONMENT3
Select one of the following courses
LAW 3761NEGOTIATION AND MEDIATION2
LAW 3754MOOT COURT BOARD 11 to 2
LAW 3124DISPUTE RESOULTION BOARD 21 or 2
Courses in the International Economic Law dual degree program (Toulouse, France) may be substituted for any of the courses in the Mandatory Curriculum with the prior approval of the Director of International Programs in consultation with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
1

Includes participation in International Environmental Moot Court Competition2 and Jessup International Moot Court Competition.

2

 Includes participation in VIS International Commercial Arbitration Moot.

Elective Curriculum

LAW 3084ADV INTERNATIONAL LAW SEMINAR2 to 3
LAW 3090ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH (pathfinder in International Law)2
LAW 3163CHINESE LEGAL SYSTEM SEMINAR2 to 3
LAW 3171CLIMATE JUSTICE: U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE1 to 2
LAW 3196COMPAR COMMER & BUS LAW SEM2 to 3
LAW 3198COMPARATIVE CORPORATE LAW1 to 3
LAW 3199COMPAR CRIM JUSTICE SYSTEM2
LAW 3200COMPARATIVE LEGAL SYSTEMS SEM1 to 3
LAW 3203COMPAR TRANSNATIONAL CRIM LAW3
LAW 3391EUROPEAN & COMPAR COMPET LAW1
LAW 3392EUROPEAN ANTITRUST1
LAW 3396EUROPEAN UNION LAW2 to 3
LAW 3395EUROPEAN UNION BUSINESS LAW1 to 3
LAW 3544HUMAN TRAFFICKING3
LAW 4535IMMIGRATION CLINIC5
LAW 3538IMMIGRATION LAW3
LAW 3541INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH PROJECT (topic must be approved by Director of International Programs. In addition, a student may receive up to 3 credits.)1 to 2
LAW 3563INTL ANIMAL LAW SEMINAR2 or 3
LAW 3572INT'L BANKING & FINANCE LAW2 to 3
LAW 3565INT'L BUS/TRANSBRDER CRIME SEM3
LAW 3575INT'L CRIMINAL LAW2 to 3
LAW 3578INTL DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE SEM2
LAW 3577INT'L ENVIRONMENTAL LAW2 to 3
LAW 3585INT'L LITIGATION & ARBITRATION2 to 3
LAW 3579INTL SALES LAW&ARB IN SPANISH3
LAW 3588INT'L SECURITY LAW & POLICY2 to 3
LAW 3584INTERN'L LAW HUMAN RIGHTS SEM2 to 3
LAW 3580INTERNAT'L INTELLECT PROPERTY2 to 3
LAW 3581INTERNATIONAL JOINT VENTURES2 or 3
LAW 3590INTERNATIONAL TAXATION2 to 3
LAW 3595JOURNAL--INT'L AGING LAW & POL1 to 2
LAW 3597JOURNAL-INTL WILDLIFE LW & POL1
LAW 3681LAW OF INT'L TRIBUNALS2 to 3
LAW 3756NAFTA & BUS ISSUES IN AMERICAS2 to 3
LAW 3818ROLE OF LAW DEVL COUNTRIES SEM3
Also including any Stetson sponsored Study Abroad Program
Any course listed in the mandatory curriculum that was not used to fulfill the required course element
American Caribbean Law Initiative