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About the Center for International Law and Policy

The Center for International Law and Policy 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.

"The Center for International Law and Policy reflects the global perspective of our law school. Through its various activities the Center brings policy-makers, practitioners, educators, and students together on international legal issues vital to the national interest."

—John F. O’Brien, Dean 

Study Abroad Programs

Summer Program in Galway, Ireland

In 2001, New England Law | Boston established a summer abroad program at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, in Galway. The program, which focuses on the theme of accountability, offers courses in International Criminal Law, the Law of Armed Conflict, International Human Rights Law, International Dispute Resolution, Human Rights Litigation Before U.S. Courts, and Comparative Civil Rights Enforcement.

Other Programs

Students interested in a semester abroad may intern in the fall or spring of their final year with various international criminal tribunals (ICTY, ICTR, ECCC or ICC) in The Hague and elsewhere.

New England Law also offers international law summer abroad programs in London, Malta, Prague, and Chile, and semester abroad programs in Denmark, the Netherlands, and the University of Paris X.  Please refer to our International Legal Programs webpage.