International Law Certificate of Concentration
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.
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 Assistant Dean 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.
- 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 by the Assistant Dean of International Programs under exceptional circumstances after consultation with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs). 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.
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.
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 3583||INTERNATIONAL LAW||2 to 3 credits|
Select one of the following courses:
|LAW 3573||INT'L BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS||3 credits|
|LAW 3587||INT'L SALES LAW & ARBITRATION||2 to 3 credits|
Select one of the following courses
|LAW 3761||NEGOTIATION AND MEDIATION||2 credits|
|LAW 3754||MOOT COURT BOARD 1||1 to 2 credits|
|LAW 3124||DISPUTE RESOLUTION BOARD 2||1 to 2 credits|
|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 Assistant Dean of International Programs in consultation with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.|
Includes participation in International Environmental Moot Court Competition2 and Jessup International Moot Court Competition.
Includes participation in VIS International Commercial Arbitration Moot.
|LAW 3090||ADVANCED LEGAL RESEARCH (pathfinder in International Law)||2 credits|
|LAW 3171||CLIMATE JUSTICE: U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE||1 to 2 credits|
|LAW 3396||EUROPEAN UNION LAW||2 to 3 credits|
|LAW 3544||HUMAN TRAFFICKING||3 credits|
|LAW 4535||IMMIGRATION LAW CLINIC||5 credits|
|LAW 3538||IMMIGRATION LAW||3 credits|
|LAW 3541||INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH PROJECT (topic must be approved by the Assistant Dean of International Programs. In addition, a student may receive up to 3 credits.)||1 to 2 credits|
|LAW 3572||INT'L BANKING & FINANCE LAW||2 to 3 credits|
|LAW 3565||INT'L BUS/TRANSBRDER CRIME SEM||3 credits|
|LAW 3577||INT'L ENVIRONMENTAL LAW||2 to 3 credits|
|LAW 3585||INT'L LITIGATION & ARBITRATION||2 to 3 credits|
|LAW 3584||INTERN'L LAW HUMAN RIGHTS SEM||2 to 3 credits|
|LAW 3588||INT'L SECURITY LAW & POLICY||2 to 3 credits|
|LAW 3595||JRNL--COMP & INT AGING LW&POL||1 to 2 credits|
|LAW 3597||JOURNAL-INTL WILDLIFE LW & POL||1 credit|
|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|
|Approved - (condensed) Visiting International Scholar Courses|