My Passion For International Law

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Aboard a ship, circumnavigating the globe on an academic journey to discover myself, I discovered a passion for international law. I have always aspired to do work that could create positive change for the world. When I took a research seminar on the United Nations and Human Rights Law on Semester at Sea I was able to translate the theory of international law as a means to help and protect people. I began to see the law as ideals that link people together, and as proof that there are deep-rooted similarities that bind human kind. In this way I am drawn to study international law with a focus on theory and human rights law. I believe my disposition will allow me to bring a greater, more cohesive analysis to contemporary international legal …show more content…
I took advantage of my university’s Individualized Studies Program to create my degree in International Relations. I designed my undergraduate coursework to cover five areas of international studies: global structure, international relations, regions of the world, global issues, and language. International law continued to play a strong role in my studies. In each class I would instinctively look at our assigned topics through a legal lens. In my International Political Economy course I did a research paper on the accountability of multinational corporations and their negative impact on developing countries. In my paper, I recognize the need for change to whom international law applies. I would be honored to continue this discussion at the Institute with professors such as Andrew Clapham and Andrea Bianchi whose respective books, Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Actors and Non-State Actors and International Law, address these issues and …show more content…
The Graduate Institute’s Master in International Law is my ideal program for my graduate studies. The opportunity to focus on international law while complementing the study with other disciplines is unique in the field of international affairs programs. The program provides a solid background in the main areas of international law while allowing me to concentrate on international law theory and human rights law. I also value the opportunity to supplement my education with a complementary discipline where I would take courses from the international relations program. I am excited to dive into the coursework offered at the Graduate Institute. The courses on Corporate Responsibility in Transnational and International Law as well as the course on Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Actors could add depth to some of my previous research. Other courses such as International Law Theories and the Politics of International Law could provide a better understanding of the framework and malleability of international

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