Center for International & Comparative Law

Center for International & Comparative Law

Center for International & Comparative Law


The Law School supports a thriving community of about 70 student-run organizations, including several that contribute to international law opportunities.

Related Student Organizations

Human Rights Study Project

The project's mission is to further the study of law affecting the protection of basic rights in foreign countries. Each year a project team travels abroad to research human rights issues in a specific country and report their findings. Student teams have traveled to Cuba, Sierra Leone, and Syria and Lebanon, China, India, Uganda, Cambodia and Egypt. Participants are selected by the prior year's student team based on applications submitted in the spring. More

John Bassett Moore Society of International Law

The J.B. Moore Society is a driving force in international law activities at the Law School. Each year the society hosts a symposium on topics such as the war on terror or corruption in foreign governments, as well as a lunch lecture series in which international law faculty and foreign graduate students present papers. The society also sponsors the Jessup International Law Moot Court team and pro bono human rights projects. Website

Virginia Journal of International Law

Now in its fifth decade, the Virginia Journal of International Law is the oldest continuously published, student-edited law review in the United States devoted exclusively to the fields of public and private international law. It is the most frequently cited student-edited journal of international and comparative law, and the third-most-frequently cited student-edited specialty journal of any kind. Website

Virginia Law Veterans

Virginia Law Veterans supports student members of the military community and serves as an information resource for anyone conducting research on national security or international law and policy issues. Membership is open to any interested person and does not require any past or present tie to the military. Website

Paul Stephan and “The Restatement and Beyond: The Past, Present, and Future of Foreign Relations Law”