The International and Comparative Law Center (ICLC) works to coordinate the education of Washburn Law students in international and comparative law — helping them to understand not only international law and foreign legal systems, but to deepen their understanding of their own system of law, and to prepare them for a modern legal career. This includes programs for Washburn law students to study abroad in Osaka, Japan, in Barbados, West Indies, and in Maastricht, The Netherlands. The center also supports and promotes the work of Washburn faculty members in their research, writing, and conference work, their teaching and other educational activities, as well as in their more practical work in international and comparative law, both at home and abroad, in a wide range of specializations.
One of the primary purposes to support ICLC is to build a fund that will help subsidize the travel, lodging, and other costs associated with students participating in these study abroad programs. These programs provide students with an incredible opportunity to learn not only different perspectives on the operation of law and policy, but to develop a deeper understanding of global systems and foreign cultures. We want to make sure that all students who have the desire to expand their horizons in this way are able to do so, regardless of individual financial means or circumstances.