Suffolk University Law School Expands Global Curriculum


For more information, please contact:
Mariellen Norris at 617-573-8450, or
Deborah Beaudette at 617-305-6205

BOSTON – Suffolk University Law School’s newest academic addition is a concentration in international law. The International Law Concentration program, established to recognize and understand the trend toward international commerce and global human relations, is open to anyone with a genuine interest in pursuing the study of this rapidly expanding area.

Under the guidance of Suffolk Law Professor Valerie Epps, who will serve as faculty director, the International Law Concentration will be a strong complement to existing international offerings.

Suffolk Law School’s curriculum already has a wide array of courses and programs in international law, including the summer institute in international law held at the University of Lund, Sweden, The Transnational Law Review, the Jessup International Moot Court competition, the London Pupillage Program and the LLM in global technology. The Law School has also entered into an agreement with the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria, which will enable students to participate in international internships throughout the world.

“The International Law Concentration will encourage the study of international law at an advanced level,” says Professor Epps, adding it also “allows students to acquire sophisticated knowledge of the international system of law while developing an in-depth knowledge of American law as it works in the global environment.”

Professor Epps is a leading expert on many aspects of international law, including the laws of war and immigration. She currently serves as the chairperson of the International Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) and is vice president of the International Law Association (American Branch). Her book, International Law (2nd edition 2001) has been adopted by over 60 universities and colleges in the US and Europe.

Epps will work closely with Suffolk Law Professor Sara Dillon, who is an authority on European Union law, international trade law and international business transactions. Together they have been instrumental in establishing the international law concentration at Suffolk Law School.

To learn more about the International Law Concentration, please contact Betsy Roberti, Administrative Director of Academic Concentrations, at 617-305-6201 ( or The International Law Concentration Faculty Director, Professor Valerie Epps, at 617-573-8562 (

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