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

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



Tuesday, March 01, 2022

In The Press

The ‘Rules-Based International Order’ Doesn’t Constrain Russia — or the United States — A Commentary by Samuel Moyn

The Washington Post

Samuel Moyn is Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School and a Professor of History at Yale University.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

In The Press

Putin Can’t Destroy the International Order by Himself — A Commentary by Oona Hathaway ’97 and Scott Shapiro ’90

Just Security

Oona Hathaway ’97 is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law and Scott Shapiro ’90 is the Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Bernstein and Robina Fellows

Recipients of 2022-23 Bernstein and Robina International Human Rights Fellowships, clockwise from top left: Yussef Al Tamimi ’22, Rodrigo Ayala Miret ’22, Luke Connell ’22, Jason Gardiner ’22, Megan Hauptman ’21, Tim Hirschel-Burns ’22, and Lena Riemer ’22.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

image from Zoom of the four new Cutler Fellows

(Clockwise from top left): Antoine De Spiegeleir ’22, Eleanor Runde ’23, Lorand Laskai ’22, and Simon Engler ’23 participated in the two-week Salzburg Cutler Fellows Program.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands)

The Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands), seat of the International Court of Justice.

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Friday, February 7, 2020


Tuesday, July 5, 2022

In The Press

A Growing Movement Against Illegal War

The Washington Post

Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and History at Yale University Samuel Moyn discussed Leo Tolstoy and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Friday, May 20, 2022

In The Press

American Conservatives’ Pilgrimage to Hungary is a Joke — A Commentary by James Q. Whitman ’88

The Los Angeles Times

James Q. Whitman ’88 is Ford Foundation Professor of Comparative and Foreign Law at Yale Law School.


Thursday, May 19, 2022

In The Press

A Crime in Search of a Court: How to Hold Russia Accountable — A Commentary by Oona A. Hathaway ’97

Foreign Affairs

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

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

In The Press

How to Reinvigorate NATO and Deter Putin’s Aggression — A Commentary by Bruce Ackerman ’67


Bruce Ackerman ’67 is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

In The Press

Justice for Ukraine: Harold Koh on International Law

The Octavian Report

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh discusses in a Q&A how international law can help address the crisis in Ukraine.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

In The Press

The Legacy of Title 42

On Point

Sterling Professor of International Law Harold Hongju Koh discusses the immigration policy known as Title 42, which stopped asylum seekers from entering the U.S. during the pandemic and is set to end next month.

Alumni & Student Profiles

If I had to identify the two things which taken in combination make Yale Law School such a special place, it would have to be the school’s longstanding commitment to intellectualism, and its equally long-lived and deep-seated commitment to public service.”

Anthony Kronman

Class of 1975, Sterling Professor of Law and Former Dean