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

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.

Friday, June 12, 2020


In The Press

Battle Between U.S. And Chinese Telecom Huawei Intensifies

NPR

Robert Williams, executive director of the Paul Tsai China Center, was interviewed about how the battle between the U.S. and the Chinese telecom giant Huawei is intensifying.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020


In The Press

Congress must stop Trump from withdrawing from the WHO — A Commentary by Harold Hongju Koh et al.

The Hill

Harold Hongju Koh is Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School.

Saturday, July 4, 2020


In The Press

Welcome to the Post-Leader World — A Commentary by Oona Hathaway ’97 and Scott Shapiro ’90

Foreign Policy

Oona A. Hathaway is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and Scott Shapiro is the Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020


In The Press

Taking China to Court Over the Coronavirus

The Lawfare Podcast

Executive Director of the Paul Tsai China Center Robert Williams took part in the Lawfare Podcast about whether Americans can sue the Chinese government over the coronavirus pandemic.

Saturday, June 27, 2020


In The Press

Chile’s Constituent Assembly

Yale Global Online

Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science Bruce Ackerman ’67 was interviewed in La Tercera about Chile’s new Constituent Assembly, charged with proposing a new constitution. The interview was translated and posted on Yale Global Online.

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.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Stephanie Safdi

Human Rights Work With an Environmental Focus

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