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

Friday, September 10, 2021


In The Press

60 Words, 20 Years

RadioLab

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Oona Hathaway ’97 and Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh were interviewed about the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force.

Monday, March 29, 2021


In The Press

Should A President Need Congressional Approval To Declare War?

WBUR / On Point

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School Oona A. Hathaway ’97 was featured on WBUR’s On Point program to discuss presidential war powers.

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


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Saturday, September 11, 2021


In The Press

How 9/11 Radically Expanded the Power of the U.S. Government

Time

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Oona Hathaway ’97 discusses potential dangers of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force.

Friday, September 10, 2021


In The Press

60 Words, 20 Years

RadioLab

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Oona Hathaway ’97 and Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh were interviewed about the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021


In The Press

The Dangers of Making War Less Dangerous

The New York Times

The New York Times reviews Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War, the new book by Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence Samuel Moyn.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021


In The Press

The Lawfare Podcast: ‘Humane’ with Samuel Moyn

Lawfare

Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence Samuel Moyn discusses his new book.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021


In The Press

American War from Sherman to McChrystal

Tocqueville21

Professor Samuel Moyn's book, Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War, is reviewed.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021


In The Press

Michael Ratner’s Tragedy, and Ours — A Commentary by Samuel Moyn

The New York Review of Books

Samuel Moyn is Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School and a Professor of History at Yale University.

Alumni & Student Profiles


Mariana Mota Prado
JSD

Mariana Mota Prado

An LL.M. and J.S.D. Aid an Academic Career

At heart, Yale Law School is about a distinctive culture of intellectual curiosity about the law. We think good ideas matter. Our faculty and, most of all, our students live this idea every day.”


John Fabian Witt

Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law; Class of 1999