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.


Publications & Journals

Funding Support

YLS-Funded International Research Travel Policy

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, Comparative, and International Law 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



Friday, June 23, 2023

A man wearing a suit stands before a glass-fronted building with the words "ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES" and a row of flags from various countries above the door.

Rodrigo Ayala Miret ’22 at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington, D.C., where he is a Robina Fellow.

September 28 Thursday


Paul Tsai China Center Mid-Autumn Festival

Baker Hall Courtyard

October 19 Thursday
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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

In The Press

Finally Ending America’s Forever War, Part II: Prescription — A Commentary by Harold Hongju Koh

Just Security

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

Monday, September 11, 2023

In The Press

Finally Ending America’s Forever War, Part I: Diagnosis — A Commentary by Harold Hongju Koh

Just Security

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

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

In The Press

Is It Ethical to Supply Cluster Bomb Munitions to Ukraine?

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence Samuel Moyn discusses the ethics of using cluster bomb munitions, which have been banned by 123 countries and which the U.S. has agreed to supply to Ukraine.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

In The Press

Ukraine Brands Russia ‘Terrorist State’ in Opening Statement at International Court

The Associated Press

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh represents Ukraine in its new case against Russia before the International Court of Justice.

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

In The Press

“Words and Policies: ‘De-Risking’ and China Policy — A Commentary by Paul Gewirtz


Paul Gewirtz is the Potter Stewart Professor of Constitutional Law and the Director of the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School.

Friday, May 5, 2023

In The Press

The Legal Authority to Create a Special Tribunal — A Commentary by Oona Hathaway ’97 et al.

Just Security

Oona A. Hathaway ’97 is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. Maggie Mills ’24 and Heather Zimmerman ’23 are students at Yale Law School.

Alumni & Student Profiles

Chisato Kimura

Chisato Kimura

Finding a Path to Human Rights Advocacy

Now it is time to pivot and ask, where are your extraordinary gifts needed? How do you make this legal world that you are entering a better world? One where no one is shut out; one where the weak and vulnerable are not exploited; one that produces fair results based on the merits of the issues before it.”

Visiting Lecturer Stephen Bright

2012 Commencement Address