Michigan Law has always looked to the world writ large to explore new perspectives, advance new ideas, impact the development of law and legal systems, create globally fluent lawyers, and inspire personal growth. The Center for International and Comparative Law, led by the assistant dean for international affairs, supports this important work.

About Us

The Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL) serves as the Law School’s central clearinghouse for the internationally related endeavors of students, faculty, visitors, and alumni. CICL provides direction and support to faculty and student initiatives, such as conferences and workshops, and to international projects such as student internships, faculty exchanges, and study abroad opportunities.

CICL also develops social and academic programs for graduate students and visiting scholars to give them a sense of community among themselves and to integrate them into the life of the School. Some of the features offered by CICL include: an orientation program at the beginning of the academic year, email groups, pen-pal programs, language lunches, and international host programs. 

More broadly, CICL staff is dedicated to making the academic and personal experience of graduate students, scholars, and visitors at the Law School a rich and meaningful one.