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

Monday, December 05, 2022


In The Press

The Chinese Dream, Denied

The New York Times

Professor of Law Taisu Zhang ’08 comments on the expanding presence of state officials to enforce China’s “zero COVID” policy.

Tuesday, November 08, 2022


Thursday, December 8, 2022


Professor Oona Hathaway on a panel discussion at the Hague

Professor Oona A. Hathaway ’97 participated in a Dec. 6 panel at the Hague that considered the jurisdictional reach of the ICC over the crime of aggression.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022


Thursday, September 22, 2022


Susanne Baer, Marta Cartabia, and Professor Judith Resnik

Professor Judith Resnik (right) moderated the Anderson lecture, a conversation with Jus­tice Prof. Dr. Susanne Baer of the German Constitutional Court (left) and Italian Minister of Justice Marta Cartabia (right).

Monday, November 7, 2022


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Friday, October 14, 2022


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Thursday, September 15, 2022


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Thursday, April 15, 2021


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Tuesday, September 1, 2020


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Sunday, December 11, 2022


In The Press

Calls for a Special Tribunal To Prosecute Russia Gains Steam

MSNBC

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Oona A. Hathaway ’97 discusses calls to establish a special tribunal to prosecute Russia’s top leadership.

Monday, December 5, 2022


In The Press

The Chinese Dream, Denied

The New York Times

Professor of Law Taisu Zhang ’08 comments on the expanding presence of state officials to enforce China’s “zero COVID” policy.

Monday, September 26, 2022


In The Press

What Meaningful Action Could the United Nations Take To Help Ukraine?

NPR

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Oona A. Hathaway ’97 discusses how nations can unite in responding to Russia for its war against Ukraine.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022


In The Press

The Case for Creating an International Tribunal to Prosecute the Crime of Aggression Against Ukraine — A Commentary by Oona A. Hathaway

Just Security

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

Friday, September 16, 2022


In The Press

U.S. Discloses Decades of Justice Dept. Memos on Presidential War Powers

The New York Times

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Oona A. Hathaway ’97 explains the significance of newly disclosed Justice Department memos written since the Vietnam War.

Monday, August 8, 2022


In The Press

The Humanitarian Paradox: When Do We Fight, Why Do We Fight?

Responsible Statecraft

Professor of Law Aslı Ü. Bâli ’99 discusses the problems with U.S. intervention and why restraint is needed to preserve America’s credibility in human rights.

Alumni & Student Profiles


Chisato Kimura
’25

Chisato Kimura

Finding a Path to Human Rights Advocacy

I am proud to say that Yale manages to open doors that are unexpected for many foreign law students.”


Diane Desierto ’09 LLM, ’11 JSD