Programs and Centers That Shape International Law
Stanford’s programs and centers—both within and beyond the law school—are renowned sources of research and scholarship on issues that affect people around the world. These centers put Stanford Law students in the vanguard of developments in the international arena—learning from leaders and contributing to research that shapes policy worldwide.
The Stanford Program in International and Comparative Law incorporates a wide variety of academic centers that bridge the gap between theory and practice by giving students the opportunity to participate in research, learn from experts beyond the academic realm, and build skills that will serve them in their careers.
"Having lived, worked, and studied abroad for a number of years, it was important for me to find a law school with a vibrant international law program. At Stanford, I have been able to mix academic studies with real-life opportunities including an internship at the International Criminal Court and writing a legal textbook for Afghan law students through the Afghanistan Legal Education Project. The interdisciplinary focus of SLS has facilitated my involvement with centers, institutes, and departments across campus, from pursuing research interests as a graduate fellow at the Stanford Center for International Conflict and Negotiation to taking a seminar with Dr. Condoleezza Rice. The opportunities at SLS and within the broader Stanford community have allowed me to craft a unique law school experience."
Stephenie Gosnell ’11
Diplomacy and peacekeeping have acquired undeniable significance beyond the domestic realm, and Stanford has responded with alacrity. In addition to offering international courses taught by faculty experienced in diplomacy and international human rights, the law school encourages students to access Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies—a world-renowned conglomerate of research centers on campus.
Alexa Van Brunt ’09