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, November 30, 2020


In The Press

COVID-19 and International Law: Refugee Law – The Principle of Non-Refoulement

Just Security

Oona Hathaway ’97 is Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. Preston Lim and Mark Stevens are members of the Yale Law School class of 2021.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020


In The Press

COVID-19 and International Law Series – Human Rights Law: Right to Life

Just Security

Oona Hathaway ’97 is Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. Preston Lim and Mark Stevens are members of the Yale Law School class of 2021.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020


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Friday, February 7, 2020


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Wednesday, December 2, 2020


In The Press

Amicus Briefs from Two Yale Law Profs Get Nods

Law.com

Amicus briefs by Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh and Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Oona Hathaway ’97 were noted, and the Center for Global Legal Challenges mentioned, in a Law.com report on a case before the Supreme Court. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020


In The Press

COVID-19 and International Law: International Humanitarian Law: States’ Obligations to Refugees and Migrants in Detention

Just Security

Oona Hathaway ’97 is Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. Preston Lim and Mark Stevens are members of the Yale Law School class of 2021.

Monday, November 30, 2020


In The Press

COVID-19 and International Law: Refugee Law – The Principle of Non-Refoulement

Just Security

Oona Hathaway ’97 is Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. Preston Lim and Mark Stevens are members of the Yale Law School class of 2021.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020


In The Press

COVID-19 and International Law Series: Human Rights Law – Civil and Political Rights

Just Security

Oona Hathaway ’97 is Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. Preston Lim and Mark Stevens are members of the Yale Law School class of 2021.

Friday, November 20, 2020


In The Press

COVID-19 and International Law Series: Human Rights Law – Right to Health

Just Security

Oona Hathaway ’97 is Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. Preston Lim and Mark Stevens are members of the Yale Law School class of 2021.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020


In The Press

COVID-19 and International Law Series – Human Rights Law: Right to Life

Just Security

Oona Hathaway ’97 is Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School. Preston Lim and Mark Stevens are members of the Yale Law School class of 2021.

Alumni & Student Profiles


JSD

Mariana Mota Prado

Associate Dean (Graduate Program) and Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

One of the things that makes this job magic is the students. They’re unbelievably smart, the best lawyers you can imagine. But they care so deeply. And what always amazes me is they’re unfailingly modest about what they do.”


Heather Gerken

Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law