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St. Thomas University College of Law

Miami, Florida, U.S.A.

Welcomes You to the Internationally Acclaimed Graduate Program in Intercultural Human Rights


The Graduate Program in Intercultural Human Rights started in August 2001 with the LL.M. Program in Intercultural Human Rights. Today, it has expanded into a powerful tool of education and scholarship consisting of the following components:



Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program in Intercultural Human Rights

Our globally acclaimed LL.M. program prepares students to lead from the front with confidence and integrity in the struggle to respect and defend the inalienable rights of every human being. It has sent into the world over 450 graduates from over 90 countries by now, with profound knowledge about human rights law and its standards, special procedures and accountability mechanisms, facing the challenges arising from the megatrends that prevent prosperity, happiness and respect without discrimination. They engage in fruitful intercultural dialogue designed to empower them with the moral and legal foundations leading to shared responsibility, global solidarity and integral human development that assures human flourishing in an order of dignity for all.


  • Faculty of Global Distinction

  • Cutting-Edge Curriculum

  • Affordable Private Education

  • Institutional & Donor Scholarships

  • Hybrid Instruction: On-Campus & Online

  • Full Time & Part Time Studies

  • Experiential learning opportunities

Foreign Lawyers: our flexible curriculum offers courses that allow you to sit for the bar in various U.S. jurisdictions.


Doctor of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) Program in Intercultural Human Rights

The J.S.D. Program provides a premier opportunity for promising human rights scholars to make a lasting contribution to the dynamic and action-oriented field of human rights through researching, analyzing and offering responsible solutions to cutting-edge issues both globally and domestically. The doctoral program, as the capstone academic achievement, is a powerful tool in meeting the diverse interests and career aims of the top quality students. Its emphasis is on the imparting, analysis, elaboration and dissemination of knowledge about human rights in the world social process, and the development of recommended solutions to societal problems through interdisciplinary, problem- and policy-oriented research. Graduates of the J.S.D. program have produced highly influential scholarly work and have published with world-renowned academic powerhouses such as Cambridge University Press and BRILL Martinus Nijhoff, and they have achieved teaching positions at law schools and universities around the world.


Intercultural Human Rights Law Review

The Intercultural Human Rights Law Review is an annual journal of intercultural human rights scholarship. Exploring new directions and perspectives in the struggle for human rights, justice, and equality, it publishes cutting-edge articles and essays in the field authored by academics, practitioners, and students.  It strives to be a useful resource for scholars, policymakers, and practitioners from around the globe. In furtherance of this goal, we sponsor numerous probing discussions and debates on a wide variety of intercultural human rights issues, and host an annual symposium focused on a specific topic related to intercultural and human rights law. The Intercultural Human Rights Law Review has been ranked No. 6 in the world for academic impact.

The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy

The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy upholds and advances the inherent valueworth and dignity of each human being. To this end, it develops education programs, conducts research, and instructs law and policy to fight human trafficking throughout the world and to foster survivor leadership in our global community. The Academy offers specialized training and technical assistance to countries, government entities, academic institutions, the private sector, faith-based organizations, and the community at large on issues related to the crime of trafficking in persons.  To date, the Academy has impacted over 15,000 leaders and community members domestically and abroad.  As part of St. Thomas University College of Law’s LL.M./J.S.D. Program in Intercultural Human Rights, the Academy addresses human trafficking from the perspective of human rights law, and the integral human development of every person and the entire human being.




Prof. Dr. iur. Roza Pati
LL.M./J.S.D. Program in Intercultural Human Rights
St. Thomas University College of Law
16401 NW 37 Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33054
(O) 305-474-2403