Who We Are

Mindy Jane Roseman, Director

Office: L43 (Grove Street side of the Sterling Law Building)
Phone: 203 432-4790

Mindy directs International Law Programs; she is also the Director of the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights. She regularly consults with UN agencies and international NGOs on a wide range of sexual and reproductive health and rights matters. Her recent publications include Beyond Virtue and Vice: Rethinking Human Rights and Criminal Law (co-edited with Alice Miller) (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019) and “The Fruits of Someone Else’s Labor: Gestational Surrogacy and the Promise of Human Rights in the 21st Century” in The Cambridge Handbook on New Human Rights. Recognition, Novelty, Rhetoric (edited by Andreas von Arnauld, Kerstin von der Decken, and Mart Susi), (Cambridge University Press, 2020).

Prior to joining Yale Law, she was the Academic Director of the Human Rights Program and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School from 2005-2016 where she taught courses on gender and human rights, as well as reproductive health and justice. Mindy was also an instructor in the Department of Population and International Health at Harvard School of Public Health. Before joining Harvard, Roseman was a staff attorney with the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York, in charge of its East and Central European program. She received her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and served as an Articles Editor on its Law Review. She also received a Ph.D. from Columbia University, in Modern European History with a focus on reproductive health. After graduating from law school, she clerked for Judge John F. Grady, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District, IL.

You can come to her about career and research questions related to international public and public interest law, human rights, women’s rights, reproductive rights, sexual rights, health rights, and gender. She lived in France and Hungary for many years, and has worked in several sub-Saharan African countries; she also has work with regional and international human rights bodies and organizations. She also administers a number of international law programs opportunities: the Streicker Fund for Student Research, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and Gruber Post-Graduate fellowships, and the Salzburg-Culter Seminar.

Bradley Hayes, Program Coordinator

Office: K34; Phone: 203 436-3534

After ten years teaching English in Europe, Bradley was on his way to becoming a high school French teacher before coming to Yale, where he has helped the faculty directors of the law school programs focusing on the Middle East and Latin America since 2007. He continues to enjoy travel as well as translating and has experience at a host of institutions of higher education ranging from community colleges to land-grant universities and private colleges, two European universities, and a research institute. He holds an M.A. in French from Arizona State University, a B.A. in English from Washington State University, and an advanced certificate from the University of Geneva to teach French as a foreign language. Brad administers Linkages, MELS, SELA, and the Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization.

Aleksandra Kopacz, Program Assistant

Office J14; Phone: (203) 432-5749

Aleksandra assists the International Law Programs and coordinates the Gruber Program in Global Justice and Women’s Rights. She oversees the daily operations of the program functions and activities. In addition to running the YLS international Law Programs Newsletter, she organizes post graduate public service fellowships in global justice and women’s rights and plans special events for the distinguished lecture series. She collaborates with students, staff, faculty, guests and other university departments to foster connections among programs, centers, and initiatives.

Aleksandra is a native of Poland and has travelled, studied, and worked abroad. She holds a M.A. degree in Global Development and Peace from College of Public and International Affairs at University of Bridgeport.  She has also studied at the University of Central Lancashire in England and Université de Caen in France on an academic scholarship. Aleksandra holds a keen interest in how international law intersects with human rights issues in conflict zones and its impact on the sustainability of peace processes.

Other YLS administrative offices and staff that advise on international programs:

Office of Student Affairs

The Office for Student Affairs (OSA) works with the student organizations and specialized law journals, such as the Yale Journal of International Law, to support co-curricular and extracurricular activities at the law school. Students seeking support for conference presentations, research funding, participation in moot court, including international competitions, and other funding should consult OSA as well.

Career Development Office

Students interested in international legal careers can use CDO’s resources to learn about career opportunities in international law, including clerkships/fellowships at foreign and international courts, including the International Court of Justice.

Contact the Career Development Office at 203 432 1697,

Graduate Programs Office

In charge of the LL.M. and J.S.D. program, the staff of the Graduate Programs Office can facilitate contacts with the largely international LLM/JSD student and alumni network.

Contact Gordon Silverstein, Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, or Ryan Harrington, Associate Director at the Graduate Programs Office, 203 432 1696,