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

Monday, September 14, 2020


In The Press

War Crimes Risk Grows for U.S. Over Saudi Strikes in Yemen

The New York Times

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Oona Hathaway ’97 is quoted in the New York Times about whether President Trump’s arms-sale policies could lead to charges of war crimes against American officials.

Friday, June 19, 2020


In The Press

Time for a China rethink

Politico

YLS visiting lecturer and senior fellow with the Paul Tsai China Center Susan Thornton is quoted in a Politico article about developments in U.S.-China diplomacy.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020


In The Press

Black Lives Matter Might Just Save American Democracy — A Commentary by Oona Hathaway ’97 and Daniel Markovits ’00

Just Security

Oona Hathaway ’97 is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. Daniel Markovits ’00 is the Guido Calabresi Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020


2:37

Friday, February 7, 2020


2:03

Tuesday, September 15, 2020


In The Press

US Push For Iran Sanctions Heightens Trade Uncertainty

Law360

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh is cited in a Law360 article about the effect of sanctions against Iran on trade agreements.

Monday, September 14, 2020


In The Press

War Crimes Risk Grows for U.S. Over Saudi Strikes in Yemen

The New York Times

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Oona Hathaway ’97 is quoted in the New York Times about whether President Trump’s arms-sale policies could lead to charges of war crimes against American officials.

Thursday, September 10, 2020


In The Press

Death of trade deal with China could be 'October surprise'

Politico

Professor of Law Taisu Zhang ’08 is one of several experts cited in a Politico article about a potential China-related “October Surprise” this election season.

Saturday, September 5, 2020


In The Press

Are the Afghan peace talks finally about to begin?

BBC Newshour

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Oona Hathaway ’97 was interviewed by BBC News on recent U.S. sanctions against the ICC Prosecutor and her top aide.

Monday, August 24, 2020


In The Press

The State of the U.S.-China Relationship

Lawfare Podcast

Robert Williams, executive director of the Paul Tsai China Center, was a guest on the Lawfare Podcast where he discussed the state of the U.S.-China relationship.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020


In The Press

The Second Oxford Statement on International Law Protections of the Healthcare Sector During Covid-19: Safeguarding Vaccine Research

Just Security

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh and others have drafted a statement on the cyber protections needed by vaccine research, and how international law applies to the protection of the development, testing, manufacture, and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Alumni & Student Profiles


'13

Ryan Liss

Teaching International Human Rights Law

We, as lawyers, can be builders too. We can use our tools to build a society in which every member of the new generation can celebrate her graduation — not only with joy but with well-founded hope for the future.”


Professor Anne L. Alstott

Class of 1987, 2013 Commencement Address