International Criminal Law and Justice (M.I.C.L.J.)

International Criminal Law and Justice (M.I.C.L.J.)

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If you are looking to be at the forefront when it comes to grappling with the widening scope of international criminal law, this online program is for you. 

Why get a master’s degree in international criminal law and justice?

Gain an edge in understanding and combating transnational crime with a master’s in international criminal law and justice. Designed for professionals, students and scholars in diplomatic, criminal, military or law enforcement communities, students will explore the most pressing issues in international criminal law and justice today, from the expanding reach of domestic criminal statutes to commerce issues around terrorism to crimes of war, drug laundering, human trafficking, weapons trafficking, human rights, international white-collar crime, and cybercrime. As an online program, students complete the program in a flexible format, with full-or part-time options starting in August and January with a diverse selection of courses.

Why study international criminal law and justice at UNH?

As one of the only law schools offering an international criminal law and justice program, UNH Franklin Pierce offers a unique lineup of expert faculty, scholars and high-end practitioners from around the globe to teach at the cutting edge of international law. If you are looking to be at the forefront when it comes to grappling with the widening scope of international criminal law, this online program is for you. The 30-credit master’s can be completed on a full- or part-time schedule in as few as 12 months or as long as five years. Students can start in August or January. Enjoy applied learning in a self-paced, asynchronous but facilitated environment with course instructors.

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Curriculum & Requirements

UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law's (UNH Law) master's degree in International Criminal Law and Justice is available 100 percent online and addresses fast-paced developments in the globalization of commerce, terrorism, human rights, and criminal law, especially over the past 30 years.

The program is ideal for practicing lawyers, professionals, students, and scholars in diplomatic, criminal justice, military, and law enforcement communities around the world. Students gain insight from the program’s multi-national approach and master transnational law courses focused on domestic crimes with international implications, and also study the implications of nations expanding the reach of their domestic criminal statutes, the creation of the International Criminal Court and Special Tribunals and United Nations conventions, with bi- and multi-lateral treaties.

Our program offers a diverse selection of courses focusing on critical current issues around the globe, including Drugs & Weapons Trafficking, International White Collar Crime, CyberCrime, Human Trafficking, and Piracy & Terrorism.

The master's in International Criminal Law and Justice is available in full- and part-time options, with entry points in fall and spring.

Online International Criminal Law and Justice Master’s candidates must complete the following required curriculum:

LCR 914CyberCrime3
LCR 921Human Trafficking I3
LCR 922International White Collar Crime3
LCR 923International Legal Research2
LCR 924International Criminal Law and Justice Seminar3
LCR 925Comparative Criminal Justice Systems3
LCR 926International Criminal Court and Special Tribunals3
LCR 927Piracy and Terrorism2
LCR 928Drugs and Weapons Trafficking3
LCR 929Capstone Research Project3
LIP 957Intellectual Property Crimes3
Total Credits31

More information about requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes for International Criminal Law & Justice (ICLJ), L.L.M. [No modifications made by CEITL or by UNH Law faculty after CEITL review.] UNH Law graduates from the ICLJ LLM program will demonstrate competency at the level of an experienced attorney in these four areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law in the traditional area of criminal law and practice, focused on the increasingly international nature of this realm of law in the information age.
  • Legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, problem-solving, and written and oral communication in the context of criminal law and practice in the United States and globally.
  • Exercise of proper professional and ethical responsibilities to clients and the national and global legal systems around criminal law; and
  • Other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession focused on the practice of criminal law domestically and internationally.

Student Learning Outcomes for International Criminal Law & Justice (ICLJ), M.A. [No modifications made by CEITL or by UNH Law faculty after CEITL review.] UNH Law graduates from the ICLJ interdisciplinary Master’s or certificate program will demonstrate familiarity with these four areas:

  • Knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law in the traditional area of criminal law and practice, focused on the increasingly international nature of this realm of law in the information age.
  • Legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, problem-solving, and written and oral communication in the context of criminal law and practice in the United States and globally.
  • Exercise of proper professional and ethical responsibilities as a lawyer or other type of professional to clients or other relevant stakeholders and the national and global legal systems around criminal law; and
  • Other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal or other professions focused on the practice or other use of criminal law domestically and internationally.

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  • Available online only
  • Master’s degree requires 30 credits
  • Full-time must complete degree in three consecutive semesters or 12 months
  • Part-time must complete degree within five years
  • Graduation ceremony in May

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