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.

Course Offerings

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

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.

Wednesday, March 03, 2021


In The Press

PEN America Lauds Settlement in Press Freedom Lawsuit

Voice of America

Floyd Abrams Clinical Lecturer in Law David A. Schulz ’78 is quoted in a Voice of America article about a settlement where the plaintiff was represented in part by the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic.

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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Monday, April 19, 2021


In The Press

Why Joe Biden’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Doesn’t Mark the End of America’s “Forever War” — A Commentary by Samuel Moyn

New Statesman

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

Monday, April 19, 2021


In The Press

A.C.L.U. Asks Supreme Court to Let It Seek Secret Surveillance Court Rulings

The New York Times

The Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic is referenced in an article in The New York Times about efforts by the ACLU, aided by the clinic, to gain access to previously secret rulings by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021


In The Press

Biden Administration Considers Whether To Continue Trump's Hard Line Against Huawei

NPR

Executive Director of the Paul Tsai China Center Robert D. Williams spoke to NPR’s All Things Considered about the Biden administration’s policy regarding Huawei.

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.

Monday, March 22, 2021


In The Press

Does Biden Really Want to End the Forever Wars? — A Commentary by Samuel Moyn and Jack Goldsmith ’89

The New York Times

Samuel Moyn is Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School and a Professor of History at Yale University. Jack Goldsmith ’89 is Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard University.

Monday, March 22, 2021


In The Press

What’s Next for U.S.-China Military Relations? — 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.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Gregory H. Stanton

President, Genocide Watch, Arlington, VA

Yale Law School is about as perfect as a true and serious interdisciplinary hub for the law-related social sciences and humanities as one could possibly imagine.”


Professor Taisu Zhang

Class of 2008