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NYU Law’s global and international law community has a wealth of centers and programs: 

The Center for Human Rights & Global Justice (CHRGJ) has built a reputation for its academic and clinical work in human rights subjects—including counter-terrorism; corporate abuses; caste discrimination; gender-based violence; economic, social, and cultural rights; and extrajudicial executions.

The Center on Law and Security is a non-partisan multidisciplinary research institute established in 2003 to focus on cultivating an informed dialogue and conducting groundbreaking research on the most important national security, legal, and strategic issues of the post-9/11 era.

The Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law was established to advance the study and practice of international business transactions and the way to solve related disputes either through litigation or arbitration.

The Hauser Global Law School Program incorporates non-US and transnational legal perspectives throughout the Law School’s curriculum, promotes scholarship on comparative and global law, and brings the world’s leading faculty, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate law students to NYU to teach and study side by side with their American counterparts.

The Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ) brings together the research, scholarship, teaching, and outreach activities of NYU Law’s acclaimed international law program. Closely connected with leading scholars and research institutions worldwide, it integrates the Law School’s scholarly excellence in international law into the policy activities of the United Nations, non-governmental organizations, law firms, and industry. The Program in the History and Theory of International Law encourages scholarship and teaching on topics in the history and theory of international law that are vital to deepening an understanding of the field. It holds periodic conferences and workshops, sponsors a refereed working paper series, hosts visiting fellows (including faculty from other disciplines and post-docs), supports research and publications, provides a center to bring together people interested in these fields, and each year offers a set of courses in these areas at the Law School.

The Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice focuses on the study of international and European economic integration and European Union law via fellowship opportunities for scholars, as well as online resources for the greater academic world.

The Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement is a law and policy program dedicated to developing a richer and deeper understanding of the causes of corporate misconduct and the nature of effective enforcement and compliance.

The Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights is a research center that promotes cutting-edge scholarship, advocacy, and education on human rights issues in the US and abroad. The institute acts as the coordinating hub for existing human rights work at NYU, including CHRGJ and the US-Asia Law Institute.

The US-Asia Law Institute (USALI) promotes the rule of law and human rights in Asia, including both domestic and international law. Known as one of America’s preeminent research centers for the study of law in mainland China and Taiwan, USALI works to improve popular, professional, and scholarly understanding at home and abroad through its publications and exchanges concerning comparative and international law.