In an era of globalization and “transnationalization,” this track prepares lawyers to confront issues within the public and private spheres of international law.
International law is broadly divided into its public and private spheres. Public international law deals primarily with relationships among nation states and international entities – including, for example, issues of human rights. Private international law governs individual and business dealings across national boundaries, many of them commercial in character.
In an era of globalization and “transnationalization,” this track prepares lawyers to confront issues within the public and private spheres of international law. RWU Law offers introductory courses in both areas. A wide range of elective courses are offered in more specific international or transnational areas.
International Law includes the classic concepts of law in national legal systems, as well as substantive law, procedure, process and remedies. International Law is rooted in acceptance by the nation states which constitute the system, in such fields as:
- International economic law;
- International security law;
- International criminal law;
- International environmental law;
- Diplomatic law;
- International humanitarian law, or law of war;
- International human rights law
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We have classified RWU Law classes under the following headers. One of the following course types will be attached to each course which will allow students to narrow down their search while looking for classes.
Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility. Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.
After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses. Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.
Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.
Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor. RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.