Welcome to the Center for International and Comparative Programs

Loyola University New Orleans College of Law’s emphasis on comparative and international law has generated curricular innovation and numerous programs offering students and faculty opportunities to study and develop expertise in this growing field.

Loyola’s Summer Legal Studies programs are an important component of Loyola College of Law’s international focus. Loyola currently sponsors established foreign programs in six foreign countries:

  • Austria in cooperation with the University of Vienna Law School
  • Brazil in cooperation with the University of Rio de Janeiro Faculty of Law
  • Spetses, Greece 
  • Hungary in cooperation with the Eötvös Loránd University School of Law in Budapest
  • Panama in cooperation with Universidad Latina de Panamá (pending approval by the Accreditation Committee of the American Bar Association)
  • Russia in cooperation with Moscow State University

These sessions offer a broad selection of comparative and international law courses with particular emphasis on those relevant to the host countries’ legal systems and cultures. In summer 2013, 103 students from throughout the U.S. and the world participated in these programs. Loyola’s foreign summer programs are open to students in good standing from any accredited law school.

In addition to its many Summer Legal Studies programs the College of Law now annually sponsors:

This burgeoning activity produces many opportunities for the study of international and comparative law, including frequent scholarly events, such as public addresses and faculty colloquia, and many faculty publications in comparative and international law journals.