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Research and Practical Applications

Stanford’s international law program blends the benefits of an accessible, dedicated intellectual community with the formidable resources of Stanford University, including interdisciplinary programs and research centers focused on a wide range of international issues.  Students have the opportunity not only to benefit from the groundbreaking research taking place at Stanford, but to participate in it – as research assistants, as members of faculty-led teams of student researchers working on real-world international law and policy problems, or through participation in the many programs and centers focused on international issues at Stanford, both within the Law School and across the broader university.

Other opportunities for international work and study include Stanford Law School’s Afghanistan Legal Education Project and the Timor-Leste Legal Education Project, under which students supervised by Stanford faculty are developing and implementing innovative legal curricula for use by local law students, and the Bhutan Law and Policy Project, which provides an opportunity for Stanford students to engage in the legal development process of Bhutan.

Stanford also partners with the Public International Law & Policy Group, a prominent global pro bono law firm that provides free legal assistance to states and governments involved in conflicts or undergoing constitutional transitions.  This project provides Stanford Law students, working under the guidance of Stanford Law faculty members, with the opportunity to advise governments on real-world international law problems.