International and Comparative Law

59th Academy of American and International Law


Plano, Texas, USA

Registration Open

The Center for American and International Law
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

Questions?  Please email Brandon White for additional information about The Academy.


The Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law's premier event is the Academy of American and International Law. Since 1964, this multi-week program has attracted over 3,300 participants from 121 countries. Through its extraordinary classroom and extracurricular schedule, the Academy offers opportunities to forge valuable international relationships that last a lifetime.

The Academy is an activity-packed program designed for lawyers from outside the United States and focuses on U.S. law and international business transactions. Participants from more than 20 countries study and socialize together, learning from an impressive faculty and from each other. They receive instruction from some of the best teachers and practitioners of international law from U.S. law schools, law firms, and corporations.

The practical curriculum includes both skills training and substantive law subjects. Topics include legal writing, international negotiations, international business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, international taxation, intellectual property, human rights and business, cybersecurity, international arbitration and litigation and more.

Academy Highlights:

  • The five-week business law program is designed for non-U.S. residents. The practical curriculum includes both skills training and substantive law subjects.
  • The Academy has more than 3,300 alumni from 121 countries. Past participants have become President of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Prime Minister of Peru, Chief Justice of the Philippines, Chief Justice of Italy’s Court of Cassation and much more.
  • The faculty is extraordinary. It includes the Editor in Chief of Black’s Law Dictionary, and world-class experts on such subjects as international business transactions, business organizations, negotiation skills, arbitration and dispute resolution, and international tax.

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