Leitner center courses

Master of Laws in International Law and Justice

Fordham Law offers an LL.M. Program in International Law and Justice, during which lawyers gain an advanced understanding of human rights protection and promotion at the international, regional and domestic levels, from its historical evolution to the forefront of cutting-edge scholarship and debate. The LL.M. Program seeks to enroll international students, particularly from Asia, Africa and Latin America, in the hopes that the Program may contribute to diversity in the student-body and enrich classroom experiences for all Fordham Law School students.

In order to facilitate the participation of students from the global south, the Leitner Center’s Vivian Leitner Global South LL.M. Scholars Program  supports up to four students with cost-of-living stipends. Tuition is also waived through this program. For more information about the program, visit its webpage.

 

Course Offerings

Fordham Law School offers an extensive human rights curricula, including seminars, colloquia, and clinics. The following list provides a sample of the courses that offer students the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of major human rights issues and the system of international human rights protections (not all courses are offered in all years, please visit the Law School Registrar for the latest course schedule).

 

In addition to these courses, two Fordham Law School clinics are housed at the Leitner Center: The International Human Rights Clinic and the International Law and Development in Africa Clinic.

Advanced Human Rights Advocacy Seminar
This seminar is open to former Crowley Scholars by invitation only. Students will work on ...
Advanced Topics in Human Rights
This seminar is open to students who have spent the summer as Leitner Fellows working with ...
Civil Rights: 9/11 & Non-Citizens
The primary focus of the course will be a straight academic assessment of the legality of ...
Constitutional Rights and Human Rights
As a bridge between theory and practice, the seminar will examine the history, theory, and ...
Crowley Human Rights Seminar
Unique among American law schools, the Crowley Program's Annual Human Rights Fact-Finding ...
European Human Rights Law
The first part of the course will examine the changing framework of human rights protectio ...
Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights
This seminar explores the intersection of gender and sexuality with the international huma ...
Human Rights, Holocaust and The Law
The course will include the debate over the definition of human rights, the legal mechanis ...
International and Interethnic Conflict R ...
Students will examine several dispute resolution processes for the resolution of interethn ...
International Environmental Law
This course aims to offer an overview of international environmental law to allow students ...
International Human Rights
This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of international human rig ...
International Human Rights and Democrati ...
This seminar will examine the democratic legitimacy of international human rights law. In ...
International Human Rights Clinic Semina ...
This 2 credit seminar is required for students enrolled in Walter Leitner International Hu ...
International Investment Law
The course will explore the role of private foreign investment as a vehicle for economic d ...
International Law
This course provides a general introduction to international law and to the principal curr ...
International Law & Development in Afric ...
This clinic course will provide the opportunity for you, as a Fordham law student, to brin ...
International Law of Development
The course is designed to give an overview of the international legal rules on development ...
International Organizations
After a brief introductory discussion of the history, common characteristics, and problems ...
Law and Policy of Climate Change
This course will provide an overview of the problem of global climate change and the appli ...
Law of War and International Criminal Co ...
A historical survey of international humanitarian law and the prosecution to war criminals ...
Legal Advocacy & Human Rights in China
Through this seminar, students will explore how Chinese public interest lawyers navigate t ...
Nuclear Weapons and International Law
The course will focus upon such matters as the following: applicable rules of internationa ...
Prosecution of Genocide, War Crimes and ...
This course examines the international and semi-international institutions established to ...
The UN Security Council and Enforcement ...
This seminar considers the structure and decision-making processes of the Security Council ...
Transnational Business and Human Rights
This seminar explores a variety of dimensions of the multifaceted intersection of business ...
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Leitner Center for International Law and Justice
Fordham University School of Law
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New York, NY 10023 USA

Email: LeitnerCenter@law.fordham.edu
Telephone: 212.636.6862
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