International Law Programs - The Center for International Law and Policy
New England Law | Boston students integrate scholarship and advocacy in a global context.
The Center for International Law and Policy (CILP) at New England Law | Boston was established in 1996 to promote the study and understanding of the relationship between international law and policy, with special emphasis on problems of an economic, environmental, criminal, or humanitarian nature. To this end, the Center sponsors research, publication, teaching, pro bono assistance, and the dissemination of knowledge in these areas.
Through the international law school programs of CILP, students and faculty collaborate to research, analyze, and provide resource documents on topics related to current international legal issues. Students also immerse themselves in the practice of international law during domestic and international externships.
CILP offers a unique semester-long externship program with sites in The Netherlands and Washington, D.C. Students are assisted with the qualification process and gain hands-on experience working on international legal issues.
CILP offers a semester of academic credit to those selected for placement with the following organizations.
- The Special Tribunal for Lebanon at the Hague
- The United States State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
- The United States State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, Office of Policy and Resource Planning
Immigration Law Concentration
Immigration Law is a dynamic field that features highly rewarding and exciting job opportunities. New England Law | Boston has responded to the growth in this specialty with a new concentration, which provides students with a further focus while in law school and additional credentials for when they enter the job market. Learn more about our Immigration Law Concentration.
International law conferences
To promote the development of global legal work, New England Law often presents international law conferences in Boston.
- Approaching Its Teenage Years: Contemporary Challenges for the International Criminal Court (2012)
- Diverse Voices / Different Strategies: Implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (2011)
- Reviewing the UN Human Rights Council: Looking back and moving forward (2010)
CILP also hosts numerous international law programs each year on pressing topics. Center activities enable students to gain front-line experience, which is an important step in building careers in international law and international policy.