International Law and Institutions

Exploring global issues and the law

How can we use the law to solve international challenges such as human rights doctrines, migration, the conduct of war, and trade and development? The Bachelor of Arts degree in International Law & Institutions explores these issues, as well as ways supranational institutions help shape international law.

Are you (check all that apply):

  • Interested in global affairs and how law affects transnational and supranational institutions such as the United Nations, the International Criminal Court, and the World Trade Organization
  • Curious about how these institutions help shape international law.
  • Passionate about studying a foreign language and participating in overseas study
  • Committed to developing practical skills through an internship focused on international law

If you answered yes to more than one of the above, the BA in International Law and Institutions may be right for you.

Work with International Studies and Maurer School of Law faculty

International Law and Institutions majors get the best of both worlds by taking courses and working with faculty members from the Hamilton Lugar School Department of International Studies and the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

Through your studies, you will develop expertise in the dynamic nature of international relationships, which fluctuate as notions of state sovereignty evolve and as non-state actors exert their growing influence. 

Prepare for careers on the world stage

Like all Hamilton Lugar School students, International Law and Institutions majors will sharpen their analytical and critical skills, while developing cultural and regional expertise through extensive foreign language study, regionally focused coursework, and overseas study. You will then have an opportunity to connect everything you've learned in a final Capstone research project.

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