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  • Curriculum | Pace Law School
    to Pace Law School Web Mail Pace University Search form Search International Law You are here Home Academics Juris Doctor Program International Law Program Curriculum Classroom and experiential coursework makes up the foundation of Pace Law School s international and comparative law program During their second and third years of law school students may choose from among a wide variety of elective courses on international and cross border subjects Students who concentrate their electives in international and comparative law subjects and achieve a minimum GPA in these courses may qualify to graduate with a Certificate in International Law The following alphabetical list is an example of elective courses available in the international and comparative law area Not all courses may be offered in all semesters please check the current Schedule of Courses for updated information Comparative Asylum Refugee Law Seminar Comparative Criminal Procedure Comparative Environmental Law Comparative Environmental Law Brazil Comparative Family Law Environmental Justice Seminar Environmental Law Seminar Human Rights and the Environment Environmental UN Diplomacy Practicum Guided Research Human Rights in Action Externship Human Rights in Action Externship Abroad at War Crimes Tribunals Immigration Justice Clinic Immigration Law International Comparative Environmental Law International Comparative Equality Law Seminar International

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  • Certificate in International Law | Pace Law School
    Certificate in International Law The Certificate in International Law is awarded to JD students upon their graduation from Pace Law School To earn the Certificate students must have successfully completed 12 academic credits in qualifying international law courses They are required to complete the foundation International Law course 4 credits and may complete the remaining 8 credits by choosing from among the electives offered in public and or private international

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  • International Law Internships and Externships | Pace Law School
    of the extern s written submissions Further information on the Summer Externships Abroad program may be obtained from the Office of International Affairs and Graduate Programs Human Rights in Action HRIA Externships The Pace Law School Human Rights in Action HRIA program places student externs in summer externships at international war crimes tribunals and at international human rights organizations Since the program was founded in 2003 it has become Pace s leading experiential program for students interested in public international law and international human rights These externships are available to Pace Law School students during the summers after their first or second year in law school Pace Law School established the HRIA program to respond to the steady increase in students entering law school with a keen desire to make a difference in the world These students wanted a curriculum enriched by courses in international human rights environmental justice asylum and refugee law immigration law international criminal law and the prosecution of war crimes genocide and crimes against humanity They also wanted the opportunity while still in law school to take their growing expertise into the field and actually work with persons or groups who might benefit from their assistance Upon graduation these students wanted to develop legal careers that would respond positively and effectively to these human rights needs In effect students wanted opportunities to pursue human rights in action thus the Pace Human Rights in Action program was born Pace students have been placed at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia ICTY the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda ICTR the International Criminal Court ICC the Special Court for Sierra Leone SC SL the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia ECCC the Special Tribunal for Lebanon STL and the Human Rights Law Network HRLN The selection process for HRIA externs is highly competitive and begins early in the fall semester preceding the externship placement Students submit a preliminary application for initial review by the Pace HRIA Selection Committee Following initial review a selected group of applicants is invited to proceed to the next stage consisting of a personal interview with the Committee Students chosen as Pace HRIA Nominees then complete their full applications with Committee guidance before submitting them to their chosen tribunal Final selection and appointment of externs is made by the tribunals themselves Externships are scheduled for approximately three 3 months during the summer Students receive six 6 academic credits upon completion of all program requirements and are prohibited by ABA rules from receiving monetary compensation for their work Student externs are responsible for their own travel living and miscellaneous expenses Financial aid is available for this summer program interested students are asked to contact the Financial Aid Office for details including government regulations on disbursement of funds Upon arrival at the externship venue each extern is assigned a field supervisor who provides him or her with meaningful learning opportunities which will vary depending on whether the placement is in the tribunal s Registry

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  • Study Abroad Programs | Pace Law School
    Affairs and Graduate Programs Preston Hall 216 Application deadlines are February 15 for Fall Semester programs and September 15 for Spring Semester programs Application form Resume Law School Transcript an unofficial copy is acceptable One letter of recommendation from a Pace Law School faculty member Evidence of proficiency in the language of instruction if other than English Statement of Purpose or Study Plan This document sets forth your interest in the program and explains how the proposed study abroad experience will complement your academic and professional objectives It should be 3 to 5 double spaced pages in length and make reference to specific courses and defined objectives Students should begin preparing materials at least one month prior to deadlines Students will be notified by email whether they have been approved for an exchange program After receiving approval from Pace students may have to submit application materials to the host institution Approval from Pace is does not ensure acceptance into an exchange program by the host institution In the event that interest in study at a particular host institution is high preference for participation in the exchange program will be given to equally qualified 3Ls When applying please note that not all host institutions operate on the same academic calendar as Pace Law School Transfer Credits Pace JD students may earn a maximum of 30 credits for study abroad The following rules apply in order to ensure correct transfer of academic credits earned abroad Before going abroad applicants must submit a Course Description Approval form for approval by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Along with this form the applicant must indicate all proposed course titles descriptions and academic credits When signed by the Associate Dean this document will be filed by the Registrar s Office for reference when the student returns from abroad If you i do not obtain advance approval of your proposed courses or ii obtain advance approval but then take courses different from those approved you accept all risk that your study abroad credits might not be accepted by Pace Law School Academic credits are calculated according to the ABA standard by i counting minutes spent in class for each course taken at the host institution and ii converting at the rate of 700 minutes one credit To receive credit students must earn a passing grade in each course taken abroad Note that while credits may transfer the grades themselves do not Therefore grades earned abroad do not appear on a student s Pace transcripts nor are they counted as part of a student s GPA At the host institution students must register for the equivalent of a full time Pace course load using the credit calculation above in order to fulfill residency requirements Courses taken abroad must not duplicate coursework taken at Pace Under ABA rules students may not receive credit for visits to legal and government institutions except under limited circumstances Nor may credit be granted for distance education courses or externship placements Financial Aid

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  • International Moot Courts | Pace Law School
    the world with winning teams advancing to the final rounds held each spring in Washington D C Learn more about it and how to get involved Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Over the past two decades the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and its associated events have become the world s leading forum in the fields of international sales law and international arbitration The Moot was founded at Pace Law School in the early 1990s and is named in memory of the late Professor Willem C Vis who was a member of the Pace faculty for many years Until his retirement in 2013 the Moot was run by Pace Law School Professor Emeritus Eric E Bergsten Pace is proud to remain a member of the Moot Board of Directors and is one of only six law schools to compete in the Moot each year since its creation This moot is a simulation of a commercial dispute between private parties located in two different countries The primary source of substantive law is the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods Procedural rules vary from year to year Teams write memoranda in support of the legal positions put forward by both Claimant and Respondent and then present oral arguments in a series of qualifying and elimination rounds held each spring in Vienna The Moot has been remarkably successful over the years growing rapidly to include teams from some 300 law schools in over 90 different countries Willem C Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot Held each spring in Hong Kong the Willem C Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot is a sister moot to the larger Vis Moot in Vienna Although the Moots are separate events and run by different entities the format and

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  • Institute of International Commercial Law | Pace Law School
    its initiatives in several areas The Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot founded at Pace Law School and named in memory of Pace Professor Willem C Vis 1924 1993 Until 2013 the Moot was directed by Pace Law School Professor Emeritus Eric E Bergsten This event combines aspects of a moot competition an academic conference and a worldwide networking event bringing together law students arbitrators arbitration and international sales practitioners and academics in both arbitration and international sales law Over the years many students have got their start in the world of arbitration and international commerce through participation in the Moot The award winning Albert H Kritzer CISG Database created by and named in memory of Pace Law School Professor Albert H Kritzer 1928 2010 Built on the philosophy that free universal access to legal information contributes to peaceful cooperation among trading partners and countries the Albert H Kritzer CISG Database will be familiar to anyone studying or practicing international commercial law Hosted at Pace Law School and maintained by the Institute of International Commercial Law the Database offers the world s most current and comprehensive collection of information on the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods CISG which governs commercial transactions among most of the world s major trading nations The Clive M Schmitthoff Essay Competition is headed by the Pace Law School Institute of International Commercial Law and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London The competition is open to any student at any institution of higher education anywhere in the world Students prepare essays on a topic related to the CISG or UNIDROIT Principles the Principles of European Contract Law or the Proposed Common European Sales Law A 1 000 prize is awarded for the best essay

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  • International Law Society | Pace Law School
    Home Academics Juris Doctor Program International Law Program International Law Society One of the many student organizations at Pace Law School the International Law Society has the overall mission of introducing students to the ever expanding field of international law The Society itself is an autonomous student run organization chartered by the Association for International Law Students At Pace the International Law Society has taken a leading role in virtually

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  • International Law Review | Pace Law School
    Review Edited and published by students the Pace International Law Review is a periodical journal devoted to the publication of scholarly materials concerning both public and private international law In contrast to most academic disciplines in which peer edited scholarly publications are edited by academics the tradition of student edited journals has been a fundamental part of US legal education since the mid 19 th century Participation on a law

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