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Advancing the Rule of Law Through a Personalized Approach to Learning!
CILE is home to the LLM and SJD programs at Pitt Law. Each year we invite a small number of select international students to study US Law and gain cross-cultural experience. Students have the opportunity to craft a unique course of study based on their legal interests, while studying alongside their American JD counterparts.
For JD students, CILE facilitates the International Comparative Law Certificate, sponsors various moot court competitions, supports the International Law Society, and helps students gain study abroad experience, internships and scholarships.
The Center for International Legal Education offers an excellent selection of opportunities for JD students to learn about and practice using foreign, comparative, and international law. The world of law is increasingly globalized; every area of law practice applies foreign and international legal resources.
Pitt Law's LLM program welcomes applications from foreign-trained lawyers who are seeking to expand their knowledge of the US legal system through a year of study in our dynamic community of students and scholars. We seek students whose record shows their ability to thrive in a demanding, competitive academic atmosophere.
The Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) is the Law School's most advanced degree, which is designed for legal academics who wish to pursue advanced independent study, research and writing. The Law School's SJD program offers candidates the opportunity to become active members of a vibrant legal community.
The International Visiting Scholar Program welcomes academic visitors from around the world. The program is designed to give established legal scholars as well as those just beginning their scholarly careers access to the Law School's academic resources for the completion of a specific academic research project.
Moot Court Experience
Pitt Law students have consistently excelled in international moot court competitions, with the guidance and support of CILE. Students are entitled to receive course credit for participation in any of these moots. That credit(s) will count towards the elective requirements in the International and Comparative Law Certificate Program.