Foreign Relations Law & Its Impact On Society

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Duke University is the among the few prominent universities in America that offers its students who are studying law and desire to graduate as competent legal experts, the unique opportunity to study for a dual degree in international and comparative law. This unique JD/LLM program of this reputed educational institution prepares enterprising and ambitious students for lucrative and dynamic practice of law in a global arena. In this course, this prominent University introduces a rigorous legal curriculum with unique opportunities to seek employment and study in foreign countries besides developing a fluency in foreign languages. More the students also have the privilege of becoming a part of a network of prominent international LLM students of Duke University.

JD Dukes explains that under the International and Comparative law, students studying law have the unique opportunity to design their course schedule in such a way that it meets the both their intellectual and professional goals. Under this unique program, student will master and become competent legal professionals in the following areas:

1.      Foreign Relations Law
Under this segment, the students will get relevant exposure and insight into various statutory doctrines and provision of the United Sates Constitution that regulate and define American foreign Policy. This program is also analyzes, examines and evaluates status of international law in American Courts, the allocation of foreign relations power among the three prominent branches of Federal Government and the validity of international executive agreements. Apart from this is segment examines the scope of treaty power, power of the American government to declare war and other doctrine that regulate judicial review in foreign relation cases like human right litigation against multinational corporate enterprises.

2.     International Human Rights
This segment of the course critically analyzes and examines the various international and American laws that govern and protect the fundamental liberties and rights of all human beings. This course also gives the students an insight and analysis of the numerous controversies that arise when human liberties intersect with state sovereignty in an attempt to employ international law to promote a stable world order.

3.     International Arbitration
As the world moves towards a global village with an integrated global economy, parties to various cross-border commercial and business transactions are constantly seeking, resolve their disagreements and disputes through legal means such as arbitration. This segment gives students an insight to the international law governing arbitration in such cases. This includes formulation and enforcement of various legal agreements relating to arbitration, conduct of procedures under arbitration, international conventions and laws relating to arbitration along with recognition and enforcement of awards under this legal procedure. 

4.     Structuring and Regulating Financial Transaction
In the modern global economy, many corporate enterprises, both domestic and international, are seeking to separate their financial assets from the potential risks these corporate enterprises have to bear due to their ownership of such assets. The corporate enterprises then utilize these assets for the repayment of securities in the capital market. This brings into focus various legal disciplines like bankruptcy, securities law, corporate law, secured transactions, finance, and taxation.  

JD Dukes further explains that program enable law scholars to gain expertise in international law.

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