The University of Georgia School of Law Graduate Certificate in International Law is a 15-hour academic credential designed for graduate students at the University of Georgia who seek to add an internationally-focused legal dimension to their program of study. The field of international law is inherently interdisciplinary, functioning as a space where subject matter experts, policymakers, and lawyers must work together to address the major policy and legal challenges of our time. This certificate program provides aspiring subject matter experts and policymakers with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to understand the laws, systems, and actors within international law.
The certificate will require a total of 15 credit hours, 9 of which must be taken through the School of Law. The coursework is intended to be completed across 4-5 consecutive academic semesters, although there is no hard deadline for completion. All students are required to take the following:
- JURI 6640, Public International Law: required introductory course (3 hours)
- 2-3 electives in International Law (totaling 6 hours)
- JURI 7889, International Law Hackathon (1 hour)
- JURI 7510, Independent Project (2 hours)—this serves as the student’s capstone
- Either the Global Governance Summer School (3 hours) or an additional elective in International Law (3 hours).
With the approval of the School of Law, certificate students may receive up to 6 hours of elective credit for courses outside of the School of Law.
UGA Graduate students from all academic disciplines are invited to apply for the certificate program every fall semester for enrollment the following spring. Cohorts of up to 10 students will be admitted for enrollment each spring semester.
Applicants will be asked to briefly describe how the certificate program may assist in the pursuit of personal, professional, and academic goals.
Applications for the spring 2024 cohort will open in September 2023. A link will be posted here at that time.
A recording from our virtual information session from fall 2022, which includes a panel discussion from current Certificate students, can be found here.
For more information, contact Sarah Quinn, Associate Director for Global Practice Preparation, at firstname.lastname@example.org.