The Department of International Law and Comparative Law of the Institute of National and International Law was established in 2004 and became an integral part of the Odessa Law School, due to the many years of work of authoritative international scholars who headed the department: prof. N.A. Zelinskaya, prof. T.S. Kivalova, prof. T.R. Korotkiy, prof. T.O. Antsupova. Since 2016, the department is headed by Doctor of Law, associate professor Andreichenko S.S.
In 2004, the International Humanitarian University received a license for the right to carry out educational activities in the field of "International Law". Obtaining a diploma in the specialty "International Law" indicates the acquisition of students deep and broad in their range of knowledge and skills and provides young professionals with benefits in terms of employment. The popularity and demand for the profession "lawyer-internationalist" lies in the prestige of such a profession and high salaries.
The field of scientific interests of the department staff covers the main areas of International Public Law, International Private Law and European law.
The staff of the department are skilled in innovative approaches to the study of International Law. From 2004 to 2017, a large number of teaching aids ("International Humanitarian Law", "International Public Law", "International Security Law", "International Law of the Sea", "International Copyright Law", "International Legal Liability Law ", etc.), textbooks, monographs, numerous scientific articles and theses were published.
The tradition of the Department of International Law and Comparative Law is the organization of the annual international scientific and practical conference "International Law: de Lege Praeterita, Instante, Futura". The thorough understanding of the most pressing problems of international law, European Union law and comparative law, the dilemma of harmonization of Ukrainian legislation with the Law of the European Union and the implementation of international legal standards in the legal system of Ukraine are on the aganda of the annual international scientific and practical conference "International, Supranational and National Law: Convergence Problems ".
The priority task of the department is the organization and management of student's scientific activities. Teachers of the Department are involved in preparing students for international law competitions, including: Telders Moot Court Competition, Jessup Moot Court Competition, ELSA Moot Court Competition WTO Law). The most acute problems of International Public Law, European Union law, and Private International Law are discussed within the framework of circles held by leading lecturers.
In 2017 the postgraduate course on the department was opened on specialty 12.00.11 - "International Law".
14 teachers work at the department, including four doctors of Law, seven candidates of Law, one assistant. Personally, the professorial and teaching staff of the department includes: Andreychenko S.С. - Head of the Department, Doctor of Law, Associate Professor;  Antsupova T.O. - Professor of the Department, Doctor of Law, Professor;  Kivalova T.S. - Professor of the Department, Doctor of Law, Professor;  Babin B.V. - Professor of the Department, Doctor of Law, Professor;  Tsurcanu S.I. - Associate Professor of the Department, Candidate of Law  ; Pakhlevanzade A. - lecturer of the department; Gromovenko K.V.. - Associate Professor,  Candidate of Law, Director of the Institute of Law, Economics and International Relations; Kachuriner V.L. – Candidate of Law, Associate professor; Zaporozhchenko A.O. - Associate Professor of the Department, Candidate of Sciences in Law .; Seleznev V.E. - Associate Professor of the Department, Candidate of Law.; Ilyina Yu.P. - Candidate of Law, Associate professor; Pashkovskaya L.I - Candidate of Law; Associate professor of the department, Candidate of Law; Titska Ya.O. - Candidate of Law, Associate professor; Koval D.O. - Associate Professor, Candidate of Law. There is one laboratory assistant Polischuk M.R .at the department.
Disciplines of the Department are taught in the specialties "International Law" and "Law" at the educational and qualification levels "Bachelor" and "Master".
The list of disciplines of the department and the corresponding curricula are formed taking into account the variation part of the passports of clusters "International Public Law", "International Private Law", "European Law" within the framework of the training "International Law" in the field of knowledge "International Relations".
Disciplines in the field of international relations: diplomatic protocol and etiquette, diplomatic and consular services, international information and informational and analytical activities in international relations.
Disciplines in the field of International Public and Private law: History of International Law; Introduction to the specialty "International Law"; International Public Law (the fundamentals of the theory); International Public Law (major industries and institutions); International Humanitarian Law; The Law of International Organizations; The Law of International Treaties; Law of External Relations; The Law of International Responsibility; International Legal Mechanisms for the Protection of Human Rights; International Private Law; International Family Law; International Maritime Law; International Private Maritime Law; International Air Law; International Customs Law; International Transport Law; International Legal Standards of Work of Seamen; International Criminal Law; International Organizations in the Field of Trade and Customs Relations.
Disciplines in the field of European Law: the Law of the European Union; The Law of the Council of Europe; European Maritime Law.
Disciplines in the field of Comparative Law: Comparative Law; Legal Systems of the Present; Comparative Law Theory; The Theory of Legal Families; Comparative Constitutional Law; Comparative Criminal Law; Comparative Criminal Process; Comparative Civil Law; Comparative Civil Process.