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International Law is an especially extensive area of legal study and trades in the laws between two nations. It is furthermore cleaved into three significant categories of law, namely Private international law, Public international law, and Supranational law. International law governs the relations between two or more nations and states. It assures proper and equal rights to all states in their legal interactions. International law establishes a set of guidelines that all states are expected to follow when it comes to matters like war, diplomacy, human rights, and international trade.

International law incorporates several areas of global concern including international human rights in addition to the matters relating to armed conflicts among several nations. International law governs the matters relating to the contracts, agreements, and treaties that are arranged between various nations, in the main relating to the matters of global peace.

The study program differs from one country to another. Students pursuing an International law degree will gain both theoretical and practical knowledge. Lectures, seminars, and presentations along with pro bono work will help them gain relevant skills and experience. Some topics covered in this discipline include Air and Space Laws, International Trade and Investment Laws, International Economic Laws, and International Maritime Laws.

International law students are usually expected to learn a foreign language since they might be expected to travel frequently and communicate with foreigners. They will also develop useful research and writing, communication, analytical, and critical thinking skills.


Study levels

Various universities throughout the world offer International Law programmes. The following are the study levels that are offered under this sub-discipline:
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Law
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Politics
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Law and Global Governance
Master of Arts (MA) in Law
Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations
Master of Arts (MA) in International Human Rights
Master of Science (MSc) in Law and Economics of the Sea
LL.B. in International Law
LL.M. in International Law
M Phil in International Law


International law is a very extensive area of study and offers a wide range of specialisations. The following are the major areas of specialisation that are offered under this sub-discipline of legal studies:
International Criminal Law
International Humanitarian law
Global Diplomacy
International Cyber Conflicts
Public International Law

Throwing Caps

Private International Law
Humanitarian and Refugee Law
International Trade Law
International Corporate and Commercial Law

Humanitarian Assistance and Crisis Management
Global Governance and Diplomacy
International Security
International Business Law



International law students have a number of employment opportunities where they can engage in. It is a global career and individuals with a degree in this area of legal studies can engage in job opportunities as diplomats together with aiding in maintaining international peace and international relations.

International Law students can also work as ambassadors and represent their country in several public events, as legal advisors in several international policy formulation matters, and also aid in solving the conflicts that arise between nations.

International Law graduates are employed in several corporate counsel sectors in addition to working in several international organisations. They also assist in the sectors relating to negotiation between several countries and help to protect and govern the humanitarian rights relating to international aspects. They can also choose to work in the sectors relating to international trade and corporation.


    Job roles for International Law students include:
    International Lawyer


    NGO Worker
    Human Rights Advocate
    Corporate Lawyer
    Policy Advisor
    Legal Advisor
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