Your Career: Governance & Rule of Law

The Fletcher School offers a rigorous, yet flexible curriculum to let you tailor your graduate education to the international career of your choice. The following Fletcher courses can help you launch or advance a career in governance.

Explore Courses in Governance & Rule of Law

Advanced Seminar in Development and Conflict Resolution

Advanced Seminar in Project Evaluation and Learning

Analytic Frameworks in Public Policy Decisions

Civil-Military Relations in Post-Conflict Environments

Comparative Legal Systems

Comparative Politics

Corruption, Conflict and Peacebuilding

Data Analysis and Statistical Methods for Decision-making

Decision Making and Public Policy

Democracia y Reforma del Estado en América Latina

Democracy and State Reform in Latin America

Design and Monitoring of International Development and Peacebuilding

Development Aid in Practice

Development and Human Rights

Development Economics

Development Economics: Micro Perspectives

Econometric Impact Evaluation

Evaluation of Peacebuilding and Development for Practitioners and Donors

Foundations of Policy Analysis

Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting

International Human Rights Law

International Law in International Relations

The International Legal Order

International NGOs: Ethics and Management Practice

International Organizations

Law and Development

Leadership in Public and Private Sector Organizations

Political Economy of Development

The Politics and Processes of Reconciliation: Transitional Justice and Multicultural Citizenships

Public International Law

Nationalism, Self-Determination and Minority Rights

Rule of Law in Post Conflict Societies

Seminar on Actors in Global Governance

Seminar on Current Issues in Human Rights

Seminar on International Legal Aspects of Globalization

Seminar on Peace Operations

Seminar on Strategic Management in Privatizing and Deregulating Industries

Seminar on the Political Economy of Reform, Growth, and Equity

Transitional Justice

Our Alumni

Mariana Benitez Tiburcio

Mariana Benitez Tiburcio

F12

Deputy Attorney General for International and Legal Affairs of Mexico

As Mexico’s deputy attorney general for legal and international affairs, Mariana Benitez Tiburcio, F12, provides legal advice on criminal matters, reviews regulations and helps develop legislation. She also assists the attorney general on international criminal matters, such as the extradition of fugitives and the negotiation of new treaties and conventions on international criminal matters. Read more

Our Alumni

Sophia Dawkins, The Fletcher School, MALD 11

Sophia L. R. Dawkins

MALD 11

Conflict Dynamics International, Program Officer, Governance and Peacebuilding, South Sudan

Dawkins splits her time between South Sudan, Kenya and the cooler climates of Boston and Britain, working for Conflict Dynamics International. As a program officer in peacebuilding for the well-known nonprofit organization, she finds herself at the cutting edge of policy making and helping nations like South Sudan transition out of conflict. Read more

Our Faculty

Louis Aucoin, Professor of Practice and Academic Director of the LLM Program

Louis Aucoin

Professor of Practice

Academic Director, LL.M.

Throughout 2012, as the UN's Deputy Special Representative for Rule of Law in the Republic of Liberia, Prof. Aucoin led the UN's efforts to reform the country's criminal justice system and helped to launch the constitutional reform process.