International & Comparative Law

International flags on USF campus

It's no longer enough for lawyers to understand domestic legal issues.

Through USF School of Law's extensive menu of international programs, you’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of how to do business and pursue justice across the globe.

Coursework recognizes the increasing globalization of the practice of law, whether specializing in comparative, business, or human rights law. USF Law provides extensive opportunities to study abroad in traditional or immersion courses. Externships, in which you’ll apply the skills you’ve learned in school at NGOs, international law firms, nonprofit organizations, and foreign judicial offices, present unbounded opportunities for learning and growth.

Students who participate in the innovative Frank C. Newman International Human Rights Law Clinic partner with human rights defenders in exile and work to leverage these defenders’ expertise and deep knowledge of specific human rights issues. Students gain invaluable, hands-on experiences and skills, including: interviewing clients, experts, and witnesses; client counseling and strategic planning; legal research and writing; written and oral advocacy; and campaign building, organizing, and lobbying. Professor Lindsay M. Harris serves as director of the International Human Rights Clinic

Select Courses

  • Comparative Law
  • E.U. Law
  • International Business Transactions
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Human Rights
  • International Taxation

  • Public International Law


  • Lindsay M. Harris is a professor of law and director of the Frank C. Newman International Human Rights Clinic
  • Reza Dibadj is an expert in International Law and Arbitration and Business Law.



Student Exchanges

  • Beijing, China
  • Prague, Czech Republic

Representative Externships

  • Baker & McKenzie LLP, Vietnam
  • Boehmert & Boehmert, Germany
  • Cleveland Scott York, United Kingdom
  • De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés, France
  • Deloitte, Czech Republic
  • Duane Morris LLP, Vietnam
  • Ernst & Young, Mexico
  • Trevisan & Cuonzo Avvocati, Italy

Student Organization

  • International Law Society