Established in 1994, the CICL sponsors research, publication, teaching and the dissemination of knowledge about international legal issues, with special emphasis on human rights, democracy, intellectual property and international business transactions.
Advanced Legal Research
Comparative Law Seminar
Comparative Human Rights
Conflict of Laws
European Law for Non-European Lawyers
Intellectual Property Law Policy
International Business Transactions
International Criminal Law: Courts, Crimes & Defenses International Environmental Law Seminar
International Human Rights Law Seminar
International Law and the Use of Force Seminar International Trade Law & Policy
Military Law Seminar
Initiatives are coordinated with other University System of Maryland institutions through the System Associates Program and the John Sumner Steed Colloquium on International and Comparative Law.
The Center hosts a number of visiting lecturers, events and colloquia throughout the year. Visiting Fellows in International and Comparative Law stay for a semester or a year. The two primary public programs are the annual John Sumner Stead Lecture on International and Comparative Law and the Stead Colloquium on International and Comparative Law.