J.D. Program

International, Foreign and Comparative Law

Today's world is a global village in which law regulates transnational relationships involving people, money, goods and ideas. American lawyers increasingly rely on international and foreign procedures to settle disputes. BU Law offers a number of international law classes including European Union Law, Jewish Law, Refugee and Asylum Law and Constitution and Foreign Affairs Law. You'll also have the opportunity to learn about international practice first-hand from classmates, professors and practicing professionals visiting the School from all over the world.

A Sampling of Course Offerings:

  • Haiti Sings: Using the law to empower musiciansComparative Law
  • European Union Law
  • Immigration Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Business Arbitration
  • International Intellectual Property
  • International Project Finance
  • Islamic Law
  • Jewish Law
  • Refugee and Asylum Law

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Robert Sloane, BU Professor of Law, Advocate for Human Rights

Professor Robert D. Sloane Receives High Level Diploma from Hague Academy of International Law

Photo of Rob SloaneProfessor Robert Sloane, who teaches Transnational Criminal Law, acts as chair of the Tibet Justice Center's board of directors. As a first-year law student, Sloane began volunteering for the small NGO devoted to legal advocacy on behalf of Tibet and the promotion of human rights and self-determination for the Tibetan people. He now also consults for Human Rights Watch, contributes to U.N. submissions, provides expert affidavits and testimony for asylum clients and carries out fact-finding missions and reporting. Professor Sloane recently received the prestigious “high-level diploma” from the Hague Academy of International Law.