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The Center for International and Comparative Law promotes the study and understanding of international and comparative law, and of the political and economic institutions that support the international legal order.

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.Center for International and Comparative Law seal

Initiatives are coordinated with other University System of Maryland institutions through the System Associates Program and the John Sumner Stead Colloquium on International and Comparative Law.