International Law Programs provides administrative coherence to the many programs at YLS that engage with international law. Its primary purpose is to assist students in identifying international opportunities — curricular, extracurricular — at Yale Law School, Yale, and beyond. Learn more about our staff and what we do.

How We Are Involved


International Law

The Law School’s longstanding international tradition occupies a central place in its intellectual life. The devotion of its faculty and students to myriad international projects has made Yale a first-class global law school. There are also numerous opportunities for post-graduate and summer fellowships in all corners of the globe.

Faculty

Publications & Journals

Funding Support

YLS-Funded International Research Travel Policy

YLS International Law Programs Newsletter

International Law Study

Yale Law School’s curricular and extracurricular offerings expose students to an exceptional array of topics on, and experiential opportunities in which to learn and engage with, international law.

Course Offerings

YLS Library Foreign and International Research

Extracurricular (noncredit) Activities

Centers & Workshops at the Law School and Yale University

The strength of the Law School’s internationally-focused and specialized centers and programs is matched by the wealth of opportunities available to law students who wish to pursue international activities and research through other Yale University institutions.

Centers & Workshops

Yale University International Opportunities

Yale Office of International Affairs

YLS courtyard

Student Organizations & Initiatives

Yale Law School’s student life teems with vibrant organizations, many of are devoted to international law issues and diverse communities. It also offers support for student initiatives, organizations, and journals, as well as for participation in international moot courts.

Student Organizations & Initiatives

Student Journals

International Moot Courts

Career Planning and Fellowships

There are a myriad of career paths in international public and private law. Yale Law School provides career counseling, resources, as well as fellowships to assist you in your professional development. In addition to the links below, we have a short guide to get you started.

Career Development Office

Schell Center for International Human Rights

International Law Programs Staff

International Law Career Guide/Factsheet

Faculty

Fellowships

Tuesday, January 04, 2022


In The Press

Rethinking “Rules of the Road” to Stabilize U.S.-China Competition — A Commentary by Robert D. Williams

Lawfare

Robert D. Williams is a Lecturer in Law, Senior Research Scholar in Law, and the Executive Director of the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021


In The Press

Keeping the Wrong Secrets — A Commentary by Oona Hathaway ’97

Foreign Affairs

Oona Hathaway ’97 is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School.

Thursday, October 21, 2021


Prosecuting crimes against humanity can prevent them from escalating into war crimes or genocide, Sadat said at her Oct. 20, 2021 talk.

Monday, October 18, 2021


The (Re)Defining National Security reading group meets in the Sol Goldman Courtyard of Sterling Law Building.

The (Re)Defining National Security reading group meets in the Sol Goldman Courtyard.

Thursday, March 25, 2021


Oona A. Hathaway

Professor Oona A. Hathaway ’97 testified at a virtual hearing focusing on authorizations for the use of military force (AUMFs) and the 1973 War Powers Resolution.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020


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Friday, February 7, 2020


2:03

Wednesday, January 19, 2022


In The Press

How the English Language Conquered the World

The New York Times

John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law Amy Chua reviews The Rise of English by Rosemary Salomone.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022


In The Press

Rethinking “Rules of the Road” to Stabilize U.S.-China Competition — A Commentary by Robert D. Williams

Lawfare

Robert D. Williams is a Lecturer in Law, Senior Research Scholar in Law, and the Executive Director of the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School.

Sunday, January 2, 2022


In The Press

What to Expect from the World in 2022 — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, December 28, 2021


In The Press

Can Europe Avert a US-China War? — A Commentary by Robert D. Williams and Moritz Rudolf

Project Syndicate

Robert D. Williams is Executive Director of the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School. Moritz Rudolf is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021


In The Press

War and Caprice: How Leo Tolstoy Predicted 21st-century Warfare

Haaretz

Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence and Professor of History Samuel Moyn is profiled, and his book Humane reviewed.

Sunday, December 19, 2021


In The Press

Drones Take Center Stage in U.S.-China War on Data Harvesting

Bloomberg

A commentary about surveillance and monitoring technologies by Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and Counselor to the Dean Oona A. Hathaway ’97 is quoted.

Alumni & Student Profiles


Halley Epstein
’14

Halley Epstein

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Environmental Law

I chose to attend Yale Law School because I wanted to direct my own education. Twenty-five years later, freedom and flexibility are still the best things about this place. As a YLS student, you get to decide what you want to study. ”


James Forman Jr.

Class of 1992, J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law