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Summer Institute for International Law

The Summer Institute for International Law is a four-week online academic program in international and comparative law. The curriculum emphasizes the study of international law and institutions, as well as U.S. and other legal systems in a comparative context. Cornell Law School offers one of the country’s oldest and most distinguished programs in international and comparative legal education.

Program Format


June 28–30: All participants required to attend, times will be announced soon.

Term 1 Courses (All Courses 1 Credit)

July 1–16 (no classes July 3–5) | Exam: July 15 and 16


Comparative Corporate Governance  –9–10:30 a.m.

Migration and Global Governance –10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Comparative Legal Studies –1:15–2:45 p.m.

Comparative Constitutional Law –3-4:30 p.m.

Term 2 Courses (All Courses 1 Credit)

July 19–31 | Exams: July 30 and 31


Comparative EU and American Administrative Law –9–10:30 a.m.

Transnational Litigation in US Courts –10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

International Human Rights in Theory and Practice –1:15–2:45 p.m.

Free Speech in Comparative Perspective –3–4:30 p.m.

Info Sessions and Email Sign Up
Please sign up for our upcoming info sessions or request info via email at the following links:
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Course Descriptions

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