Center for International Law & Policy

Since its founding in 1779, William & Mary Law School has prepared generations of citizen lawyers to thrive in a complex global landscape.

The Center for International Law & Policy brings together scholars, practitioners, and students to seek solutions to critical legal and policy challenges confronting the international community. The Center contributes to the Law School’s vibrant intellectual community through its Distinguished Lecture Series, roundtables, and symposia, enabling students and faculty to engage with leading international lawyers and policymakers from around the world. Center faculty also host an annual International Law Workshop that gathers renowned scholars to share cutting-edge research on international and comparative law. The Center’s student board helps to organize events that connect the Law School with the wider world of international legal practice.

The Center serves as a cornerstone of William & Mary’s academic program for the study and practice of international law. Students may choose from a rich array of courses taught by accomplished international law experts, and they have the option to pursue a Concentration in International Law. The Center promotes opportunities for students to work closely with faculty mentors, as well as to develop valuable professional connections with practitioners in the field.

Students may also enrich their law school experience through associated student organizations, such as the International Law Society, the Immigration Law and Service Society, the Comparative Jurist, the Military and Veterans Law Society, and the award-winning International Competition Team. For students seeking experience in the practice of international law, the Law School provides funding for summer public interest fellowships, as well as organizing overseas internships through the Center for Comparative Law and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding.

The student division of the Center for International Law & Policy enlists the help of its officers to help run and plan the events on campus. The 2023-2024 Board includes:

President Sarah Conley (2L), Vice President Mark Wilson (2L), Event & Symposium Chair Shrinithi Venkatesan (2L), and Public Relations Chair Emma Battin (2L).