Center for Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

More than 93 percent of the world's citizens live in legal systems that are not purely common law. Preparing the next generation of lawyers to perform competently in our increasingly globalized world requires innovative courses and research, as well as concrete field experience.

The Center for Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding meets this challenge head-on. Our students take international and comparative law courses, intern in legal systems that are emerging and developing, and send their research to assist policy makers in countries where people struggle to recover from poverty, colonization, and conflict. Our faculty produce cutting-edge scholarship on legal issues that transcend national borders. Our distinguished speakers bring reality into the classroom.

WHO WE ARE

The Center for Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding is made up of faculty, students, alumni, our partners, and the William & Mary community. We have recognized experts in approximately ten areas of law, and routinely produce cutting-edge scholarship on topics of international importance. We partner with prestigious global institutions to provide our students with opportunities to work around the world. Learn about our students' 2018 summer internships here. Our graduates work in dozens of countries, for the United Nations, international firms, and public and private organizations.

WHAT WE DO

We bridge the gap between resources available at academic institutions and needs in the field. We work within the major legal systems of the world and build strategies that span a broad legal spectrum. We work to support sustainable organic peacebuilding efforts that take root locally and are based upon objective, comparative options.

For further information contact Christie S. Warren at cswarr@wm.edu.