Main Content

Led by a dynamic international and comparative law faculty, Duke Law’s rigorous curriculum provides a solid foundation in both the doctrinal and practice-oriented components of international human rights law.

Course offerings include:

These provide the foundation for students to deepen their knowledge of international law and human rights, as well as to develop the core competencies and expertise necessary for leadership in this field.

Students can also address human rights in ad hoc seminars, capstone projects, and independent studies.

A range of other course offerings—including International Environmental LawInternational Arbitration, Comparative Law, International Law of Armed Conflict, International Trade Law, and National Security Law—enable students to develop specialized areas of focus and acquire the interdisciplinary perspectives needed to enrich their lawyering skills. 

Outside of the Law School, Duke University offers a wide and rich array of human rights-related courses and programs for students seeking to develop additional interdisciplinary expertise in particular issues, methodologies, or geographic areas.