Stetson University

International Law Concentration

International Law Concentration Application
International Law Concentration Graduation Checklist (PDF)
Pro Bono Documentation Form (PDF)
Designation of Mentor (PDF)
Requirement Certificate Form (PDF)


To help prepare those students planning a career in International Law by ensuring that they take courses particularly applicable to this area, receive mentoring from members of the faculty with experience and interest in this field and rewarding such students who have demonstrated high degrees of ethics and competence in the areas of International Law. This is intended to be a competitive program with (except for extraordinary circumstances) no more than five (5) students per year admitted to the program.


Any Stetson law student in good standing who has completed not less than 30 credits and not more than 45 credits may apply for acceptance into the International Law concentration program. The Associate Dean for International and Cooperative Programs (or Center Director) will make final determinations on all applications for acceptance into this program based upon consideration of the student's demonstrated commitment to the program and the likelihood that they will be able to successfully complete the requirements of the program.


  • In order to receive at graduation the certificate of concentration in International Law, a student must make a timely application for inclusion in the program, be accepted into the program, and do the following:
  • Complete at least 21 hours in the Approved Curriculum, including successful completion of each course in the Mandatory Curriculum, with an average G.P.A. of at least 3.0 among all of those courses taken from the Approved Curriculum. This requirement may be waived in by the Associate Dean for International and Cooperative Programs (or Center Director) under exceptional circumstances after consultation with the Associate Dean for Academics). Further, the student shall not have received a grade of less than 2.0 (or "S" in any course not graded on the 4.0 scale) in any of those courses taken in the Approved Curriculum;
  • Obtain at least a 2.0 in professional responsibility;
  • Participate in the Required Mentoring;
  • Demonstrate to the satisfaction of the assigned Mentor his/her commitment to the ethical and professional practice of law;
  • Fulfill the International Law Pro Bono requirements;
  • Fulfill his/her writing requirement in the area of International Law by writing a paper in the area of International Law to the satisfaction of the assigned Mentor.

Course Registration

Students accepted into the International Law Concentration Program will be given preference by the Registrar for enrollment in any courses listed in the Mandatory Curriculum.

Required Mentoring

Upon being selected into the International Law Concentration Program, a student will be assigned a Mentor who is a member of the College of Law faculty. It is understood that no member of the faculty will be assigned more than three such students at any one time. The student will be expected to meet regularly with such Mentor, no less than one time each semester, for the purpose of discussing their advancement toward completion of the requirements for receipt of the certificate in concentration. Further, such students as a prerequisite for registration for each upcoming semester will be required to obtain the approval of their Mentor regarding their course selection. It is the goal of this Required Mentoring that the participating members of the faculty will pass along to the students the benefit of their own experience and/or expertise in the field of International Law. Prior to the student's receipt at graduation of the certificate of concentration, the Mentor will have to attest to the student's successful completion of all requirements for the certificate listed above.

Pro Bono

The College of Law requires each student before graduating to have completed 60 hours of Pro Bono work. To receive the International Law certificate of concentration, however, a student needs to have completed a total of 70 hours of Pro Bono work, to the extent possible those 10 additional hours of Pro Bono work should be dedicated to Pro Bono work in the International area. These hours can be satisfied by providing assistance in the International Programs Office of the law school.

Approved Curriculum

Mandatory Curriculum

  • International Business Transactions OR
    International Trade Regulations OR
    International Sales Law & Arbitration OR
    International Trade and the Environment
  • International Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution OR
    Negotiation and Mediation OR
    Negotiation, Mediation and Arbitration OR
    International Moot Court (includes participation in International Environmental Moot Court Competition, Jessup International Moot Court Competition, or VIS International Commercial Arbitration Moot)

Elective Curriculum

  • Advanced Legal Research (pathfinder in International Law)
  • Comparative Commercial & Business seminar
  • Comparative Legal Systems Seminar
  • European Union Law
  • European Union Business Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Individual Research Project (on topic to be approved by Faculty Mentor for International Law Concentration)
  • International Banking and Finance
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Human Rights
  • International Intellectual Property
  • International Joint Ventures
  • International Litigation & Arbitration
  • International Sale of Goods
  • International Taxation
  • International Tribunals
  • Journal of International Aging Law and Policy
  • Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy
  • Latin American Business Law
  • Regional Trade Organizations
  • Stetson sponsored Abroad Programs
  • Any course listed in the mandatory curriculum that was not used to fulfill the required course element

Note: Effective for students with 45 or fewer credits at the end of the Spring 2006 semester. Students with more than 45 earned credits at the end of the Spring 2006 semester fall under the old policy.


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