IRLS Academic Program
The International Rule of Law & Security program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University is an academic and experiential learning program designed to prepare students for jobs that promote justice, human rights, sustainable economic development and equality under the law across the globe.
The International Rule of Law & Security program is committed to helping countries in transition to develop and strengthen their legal systems. The program tackles current challenges and plans for the future through programs that are sustainable and rooted in a thorough understanding of the local context. The program integrates training and education to ensure that the next generation of leaders is equipped with the skills to improve their local and national legal systems and governance structures. The program’s approach is based on best practices from international development experts with decades of field experience, faculty members, and a vast network of in-country partners across the globe who have successfully worked on similar challenges. Current and past initiatives and areas of expertise include:
International Crisis Response Simulation
This two-day intensive program places ASU Law students in a simulated crisis to test and develop their skills in responsive action. The simulation is similar to those undertaken by U.S. government officials and provides a practical learning experience and serves as a laboratory for decision-making, conflict analysis, and international cooperation. Students are divided into teams representing countries or international organizations and must work within their teams to assess information they receive in real time, develop policy approaches and strategies to resolve emerging challenges and present their approaches in plenary sessions to other teams and to the simulation’s advisors.
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