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:
- The Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI): Stanford University's primary institute for rigorous and innovative research on major international issues and challenges. Activities that may be particular interest to Law/ICA students are:
- The Global Justice Workshop: Brings together faculty and graduate students from across the university to explore questions of global justice including poverty, inequality between nations, oppressive regimes, identity, human rights, and our duties to one another.
- The Ethics in Society Program: Designed to foster scholarship, teaching, and moral reflection on fundamental issues in personal and public life.
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