Internationalism The degree course in law at the HSG has a marked international orientation. The influence of international law is becoming more and more important in the Swiss legal practice as well. Exchange semesters At the Bachelor's and Master's levels, law students can complete a semester at another Swiss or foreign university. The recognition procedure for credits obtained from a partner university is easy and does not involve any bureaucratic hassle. Agreements have been concluded with all Swiss faculties of law and with numerous foreign law schools, these include the following:: Santa Clara Law School, California, U.S.A. University of Texas at Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Germany University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany Universidad del Norte Santo Tomás de Aquino, Argentina International law Numerous events at the Law School of the HSG offer insight into other legal systems. Apart from events focusing on public international law and European law, international law is also included in other subjects, e.g. in competition law, intellectual property law, fiscal law, corporate law, commercial law and contract law. Knowledge of international law also facilitates the critical examination and understanding of the nation’s own law. Starting from the Autumn Semester 2013, the Law School is offering the Master in International Law, a new Master's programme specialised in international law. Encounters with students from other countries About 2,500 foreign students study at the HSG. They have come to St.Gallen either as guest students for one semester or for their entire degree in view of the excellent reputation of the HSG. At the Master's and Ph.D. levels, the HSG also conducts various events together with foreign universities. Visiting professors and guest presentations The curriculum of the law programmes of the HSG regularly benefits from visiting professors and presentations by foreign scientists and practitioners. These events significantly contribute to the internationalism of the legal studies. They enable the students to draw on the experience of these personalities from the fields of science, politics, and business. Master in International Law At the HSG, the Master's course in International Law (MIL) greatly contributes to the internationalism of the legal studies. The programme can be entirely completed in English. With its focus on economic aspects and supplemented with interdisciplinary elements, it offers practice-oriented education in important areas of international law. The MIL degree is especially suitable as a Master's degree course for students with a Bachelor's degree in law and who are interested in an international orientation. However, with its additional features, it is also available to holders of Bachelor's degrees in other subjects. The MIL degree can be combined with a Master's degree course in Law or in Law and Economics in the form of a double degree.