Globalization has created a demand for lawyers knowledgeable and comfortable with international, comparative and foreign law. At UMKC School of Law, students can learn in the classroom through a rich curriculum and interaction with students from around the world, including classmates studying the LL.M. in American Law. This area of law requires skills in contract writing, negotiating, clearances, hiring of foreign workers, understanding the legal obligations of international law and the use of foreign materials in legal arguments.

As part of their studies, students may participate in our study abroad programs including summer studies at Peking University in Beijing, China or in Ireland at Dublin, Dingle and Galway. Students also regularly participate in the ELSA Moot Court Competition on World Trade Organization Law, the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition and the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Semester abroad programs in select locations are also available.

Sample Course Offerings

  • Chinese Law
  • Comparative War Crime Tribunals
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Doing Business in Ireland
  • Global Legal Systems
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • Immigration Law and Policy
  • Immigration Law and Process
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Human Rights
  • International Taxation
  • International Trade and Finance
  • Law of the European Union
  • Multicultural Lawyering and Spanish for Lawyers
  • National Security Law
  • Transnational Litigation and Arbitration