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

Thursday, March 05, 2020


In The Press

How a Dating App Helped a Generation of Chinese Come Out of the Closet

The New York Times Magazine

Paul Tsai China Center Senior Fellow Darius Longarino is quoted in a New York Times Magazine article about China's largest gay dating app.

Monday, March 23, 2020


In The Press

National security matters more than ever in new era of coronavirus crisis — A Commentary by Paul Kahn ’80

The Hill

Paul W. Kahn ’80 is the Robert W. Winner Professor of Law and the Humanities at Yale Law School.

Thursday, March 5, 2020


In The Press

How a Dating App Helped a Generation of Chinese Come Out of the Closet

The New York Times Magazine

Paul Tsai China Center Senior Fellow Darius Longarino is quoted in a New York Times Magazine article about China's largest gay dating app.

Thursday, February 13, 2020


In The Press

America’s Hopelessly Anemic Response to One of the Largest Personal-Data Breaches Ever — A Commentary by Robert Williams

The Atlantic

Robert D. Williams is the Executive Director of the Paul Tsai China Center at Yale Law School.

Sunday, January 19, 2020


In The Press

Cyber Strife Between U.S. and Iran Is Nothing New — A Commentary by Stephen L. Carter ’79

Bloomberg.com

Stephen L. Carter ’79 is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School.

Friday, January 17, 2020


In The Press

Trump’s actions in Iran prove presidential war powers are out of control

NBC News / Think

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Oona Hathaway ’97 speaks to NBC News THINK about questions raised by the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani without informing Congress.

Friday, January 10, 2020


In The Press

Was the Qasem Soleimani Strike Constitutional?

We The People / National Constitution Center

Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law Oona Hathaway ’97 is interviewed on a National Constitution Center about the killing of Iranian military leader General Qassem Soleimani.

Alumni & Student Profiles


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Ryan Liss

Teaching International Human Rights Law

Yale is the one place where going to law school doesn’t mean sitting on the sidelines; it means making headlines.”


Heather Gerken

Dean and Sol & Lillian Goldman Professor of Law