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Law and International, Comparative and Area Studies


Stanford offers a rich intellectual environment for Law/ICA joint degree students. In the Law School, the Program in International Law addresses developments shaping global politics, business, and law. Course offerings accommodate a wide range of interests, including not only corporate, capital markets, banking, technology and antitrust issues, but also nonprofit and governmental or administrative organizations. Within this program, Law/ICA joint degree students may also participate in:

  • Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN): Studies international and intergroup conflict resolution at the intersection of international law, international relations, and social policy.
  • Rule of Law Program: Explores economic rights and development in rule-of-law-based systems, examining critical dimensions of the relationship between the rule of law and commercial risk management, especially in developing Asian countries.

Other centers of research excellence and inquiry of interest to law/ICA students include:

Additional Stanford programs of interest to law/ICA students include:

  • Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies
  • Asian Religions and Cultures
  • East Asian Studies
  • France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Mediterranean Studies Forum
  • Hamid & Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies
  • Stanford Center for Buddhist Studies
  • Taube Center for Jewish Studies
  • European Studies