International and Comparative Law


The International and Comparative Law program at Albany Law School is taught by seven full-time faculty members and includes the Governor George E. Pataki Chair in International Commercial Law. The creation of this endowed chair, the first at Albany Law School, indicates the School’s commitment to international law.

International and Comparati​ve Law Faculty

Students will find faculty at Albany Law School are dedicated and accessible professionals,  engaged in interdisciplinary work on a national and international level.

International Law Concen​tration

While emphasizing the value of a broad-based education, Albany Law School offers students the opportunity to focus their study on particular areas of interest. A range of courses in international and comparative law are offered to students, from the core International Law course to specialized elective courses.

Students who take 24 credits in the area of international law may qualify for a concentration in international law that will be noted on their transcripts.

Learn more about the International Law Concen​tration

Student Ac​tivities

Albany Law School has a vibrant student International Law Society, inspired by Robert H. Jackson, an Albany Law School alumnus who became a justice of the United States Supreme Court and chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal following World War II. The Society organizes a Career Day, and a speaker series. The members also travel to regional conferences as a group.

Each year, the school fields a team in the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition. In Spring 2000, the School hosted the Northeast Regional Philip C. Jessup International Moot  Court Competitin. ​