About the Center

Frederick K. Cox International Law Center

Our international law program makes global experiences possible for every student. Our students work on real international law issues for real clients, ranging from assisting asylum seekers to suppressing global corruption, from combatting maritime piracy to prosecuting war crimes.


Case Western Reserve University School of Law holds worldwide prominence for the strength of its international law program. We are routinely ranked among the top international law programs in the U.S. News & World Report survey of international law professors.

Few law schools in the world have as many full-time faculty members engaged in teaching, research and the practice of international law, and few law schools provide as many international law course offerings. Through our faculty and alumni networks, rich and innovative curriculum, international conference and distinguished lecture series, experiential labs and clinics, semester-long externships and summer internships, and study abroad programs, Case Western Reserve uniquely prepares students for, and helps them attain employment in, the exciting field of international law.

Our war crimes research initiative was nominated in 2005 for the Nobel Peace Prize by the Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Reflecting the excellence of our program, the Case Western Reserve team won the World Championship Round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in 2008, and won the Richard Baxter Award for the Best Brief in the world-wide competition in 2011.
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