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

Be Informed: 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.

Curriculum

YLS Library Foreign and International Research

Extra-curricular (non credit) 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 counselling, 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, October 22, 2019


In The Press

Turkey is violating international law. It took lessons from the U.S.— A Commentary by Oona A. Hathaway ’97

Washington Post

Oona A. Hathaway is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and a Counselor to the Dean at Yale Law School.

Monday, November 25, 2019


In The Press

U.S.-China Relations Need Constant Communication — A Commentary by Susan Thornton

Caixin Global

Susan A. Thornton is Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and Senior Fellow at the Paul Tsai China Center.

Friday, November 15, 2019


In The Press

Reflections on TikTok and Data Privacy as National Security — 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.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019


In The Press

Internet risks ‘dangerous’ split between US, China: Trump gov’t official

South China Morning Post

Scholarship by Robert Williams, executive director of the Paul Tsai China Center, is cited in a South China Morning Post story about security risks inherent in China’s prominence in next-generation 5G technology.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019


In The Press

What Christine Lagarde’s ECB Presidency Means for the Treaty of Lisbon — A Commentary by Yair Listokin ’05

EU Reporter

Yair Listokin ’05 is the Shibley Family Fund Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019


In The Press

Turkey is violating international law. It took lessons from the U.S.— A Commentary by Oona A. Hathaway ’97

Washington Post

Oona A. Hathaway is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and a Counselor to the Dean at Yale Law School.

Monday, September 30, 2019


In The Press

At 70, People's Republic Of China Faces Economic And Political Headwinds

NPR

 Professor of Law Taisu Zhang ’08 is quoted in a National Public Radio story about the 70th anniversary of The People’s Republic of China.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Gregory H. Stanton

President, Genocide Watch, Arlington, VA

Yale is the finest law school in the country, and as a result, we are able to admit students who will become leaders in the country, and indeed around the world, in many fields.”


David Schleicher

Professor of Law