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If your goal is to become an international lawyer, you can launch your career with the Center for International Law and Policy. Through sought-after international externships, research projects, and academic offerings, you’ll gain invaluable experience and exposure to real-world international legal issues.

The center for international policy and law’s director, Lisa J. Laplante, discussing international law studies at New England | Boston.
Associate Professor Lisa J. Laplante, the centers director, teaches courses on human rights, transitional justice, and international law.

With the Center for International Law and Policy, students can immerse themselves in the practice of international law. Through the curriculum and special Center-sponsored events, you’ll build both expertise and empathy. And you’ll have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience—and real-world skills—in international legal issues such as:

  • Business and Human Rights
  • International Law
  • Human Rights
  • Post-Conflict Reconstruction
  • Transitional Justice

New England Law also offers a wealth of international law studies and opportunities for aspiring international lawyers, including an International Law concentration, Immigration Law certificate program, and more.

Fady-Samaan

Working with CILP honed my legal research and writing skills in an international tribunal setting—an indispensable experience." — Fady Samaan ’19, Interned with the International Criminal Court’s Trust Fund for Victims in The Hague

CILP Field Placements and International Externships

Spend a full semester doing the work of a real international lawyer in an epicenter of the international legal community. CILP sponsors semester-long for-credit externships in international law with the U.S. State Department, the International Bar Association, the International Criminal Court, the Special Tribunal for Lebanon at The Hague, and more.

International Law and Policy Projects

CILP research projects will immerse you in issues of international significance with real-world ramifications. Students conduct legal research for a wide variety of advocacy institutions, working on legal issues ranging from international discrimination against women to corporate accountability for human rights violations.

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Center Director

Lisa J. Laplante
Lisa J. Laplante

Associate Professor of Law and Director, Center for International Law and Policy

Meet the Center Director