Center for International Law

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Founded in 1992, the Center for International Law promotes the study of law in an international context through its various degree programs. The Center also sponsors seminars, conferences, and programs on international economic law, public international law, and international human rights law; coordinates several international exchanges; manages the Global Markets Law Journal; and welcomes visiting lawyers, judges, and faculty to UIC John Marshall.

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JD Programs

Distinguish yourself with a concentration in the growing field of international human rights law.
Enhance your marketability by specializing in international business and trade law.
Additionally, a number of international law courses are available at the JD level.

LLM & MJ Programs

Develop a solid foundation in the rules, regulations, and legal approaches underlying international business and trade.
(for practicing attorneys)
Distinguish your career with the same training we offer practicing attorneys, without the law degree.
(for non-attorney professionals)

In addition to a bar examination, there are character, fitness, and other qualifications for admission to the bar in every U.S. jurisdiction. Applicants are encouraged to determine the requirements for any jurisdiction in which they intend to seek admission by contacting the jurisdiction. Addresses for all relevant agencies are available through the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Please be aware that earning a U.S. LLM does not guarantee eligibility to sit for the bar exam in IL, NY, CA, or any other U.S. state. The respective state’s Board of Law Examiners and not UIC John Marshall Law School determines eligibility to sit for the exam. Degree candidates should consult the respective Board of Law Examiners' website to review the rules and requirements for any and all states in which they intend to practice.