Attend a meeting at a law firm in China. Prepare an international contract in Prague. Boost your career potential and network internationally in dozens of legal settings around the world that match your interests and goals.International Internships
Nearly every area of the law now contains a substantial international element.
From the global movement of goods and services to transnational human relations, our international law students prepare to practice in a legal world that crosses oceans and continents.
Learn international business transactions, comparative law and transnational dispute resolution from professors who have experience practicing in the world economy. Many international law students earn credits while traveling to other countries for internships, exchange programs and Moot Court trial team competitions.
- Immigration Law Clinic Defend non-citizens detained by Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) and facing deportation. Litigate all aspects of a case, including initial interviews, case development, witness preparation, oral arguments, and cross-examination. Students also help secure bond for detainees as part of a project co-directed by the Political Asylum and Immigrant Representation Project and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
- Indian Law and Indigenous Peoples Clinic In the only clinic of its kind east of the Mississippi, you’ll advocate for indigenous peoples throughout New England, helping serve the legal needs of tribal governments, courts and individuals. From 2010 to 2012, students collaborated with Suffolk Law faculty and the judiciary of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to draft new Rules of Civil Procedure from scratch for the Tribal Court.
Suffolk Law’s International Concentration faculty include:
- Co-Director Sara A. Dillon
- Co-Director Elizabeth Trujillo
- Interim Director of Clinical Programs and Director of the Immigration Law Clinic Ragini Shah
- Professor Valerie Epps
- Professor Lorie Graham
- Professor Christopher Gibson
- Professor Bernard M. Ortwein
Moot Court Teams
Travel to destinations like London and Frankfurt for the Foreign Direct Investment International Moot, co-founded by Suffolk Law.
Or, join the moot court competition team and travel to New York to compete in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Northeast Regional Competition, the world’s largest moot court competition.
Entirely student organized and operated, the Suffolk Transnational Law Review is one of the oldest international law journals in the country. It serves as a forum to discuss and examine contemporary international legal issues.