The Clarke Center for International and Comparative Legal Studies was established in 2002 by a gift from Jack G. ’52 and Dorothea Clarke. The Clarke Center built on the international and comparative law foundation established by the Leo and Arvilla Berger International Legal Studies Program, which brings international students and scholars to Cornell Law School, supports faculty research and student projects dealing with matters of international law, and engages practicing lawyers and business leaders in this area as guest speakers whose collective expertise enriches our understanding of how international legal agreements help to govern the world.
Students can participate in unique international joint- and dual-degree programs, study abroad and exchange opportunities, a summer institute in Paris, and internationally focused clinics, programs, and centers. In addition, students can choose from a wide range of international and comparative law courses taught by world-renowned faculty.
Cornell Law School hosts a number of international lectures and conferences annually that engage leading scholars, practicing lawyers, and business leaders from around the world as guest speakers and panelists.