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The Institute’s portfolio has expanded significantly over the last few years, growing from its original focus on trade, which remains a pillar of IIEL activity, to include leading capabilities and international renown in a range of areas including investment and arbitration, fintech, financial regulation, tax, business and monetary law. The Institute actively approaches these fields as interrelated and at times overlapping policy spheres that impact how law is devised, practiced and enforced.

With the largest array of courses in international economic law in the country, IIEL offers students, faculty, alumni and friends the opportunity to routinely interact with top scholars, policymakers, law firms, and think tanks. As part of a top research university, IIEL strives to make available unparalleled opportunities for learning and study based on its location in the heart of Washington DC, and longstanding connections with global institutions and organizations such as the IMF, European Union, World Bank, WTO, IFC, WEF, U.S. regulatory agencies and foreign embassies.