Global & International

Student Opportunities

Whether you’re interested in international business regulation, litigation, and arbitration; public interest work abroad; or working in the academy, NYU Law provides opportunities to help you achieve your goals from the moment you step on campus through your postgraduate career. (Find out more about Global Opportunities and International Public Interest at NYU Law.) At NYU Law, students are encouraged to take advantage of all the Law School has to offer, from working directly with faculty on their research, to getting involved with our centers, to participating in clinics and student organizations. Here are some opportunities for those specifically interested in global and international law:

NYU Law Abroad gives JD students the opportunity to spend a semester immersed in the law and legal culture of another part of the world through an academic program designed and administered by the Law School in cooperation with local partners. The abroad sites are located in Buenos Aires, Paris, and Shanghai.

Exchanges allow NYU Law students to take courses at 11 universities located on 4 continents.

International Moot Court Competitions allow NYU Law students to travel and test their oral arguments against other law students—and the Hauser Global Law School offers financial support for participation.

The Public Interest Law Center (PILC) Summer Funding Program guarantees funding for all first- and second-year students who want to work in public interest and government positions in the US or abroad. Special internship programs include the International Law and Human Rights Summer Fellowship Program and The Hague Conference on Private International Law Summer FellowshipThe Office of Career Services also helps students secure summer private sector opportunities abroad. 

Center Opportunities

The Center for Human Rights & Global Justice (CHR&GJ) offers support to current students and postgraduates; they also have a human rights job board.

The Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ) Lowinson Scholars Program is for students with outstanding academic backgrounds and with strong international law interests.

The Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement Fellowship is awarded to students who are strongly interested in in-depth research on corporate crime or securities fraud.

Post-Graduate Fellowships and Clerkships

NYU Law-Exclusive Post-Graduate Fellowships for JDs and LLMs include opportunities with the Brennan Center for Justice, the International Court of Justice, and Human Rights Watch.

Post-Graduate Fellowships for 3Ls include NYU Law-exclusive opportunities as well as fellowships through outside firms Kirkland & Ellis and Outten & Golden.

Post-Graduate Fellowships for LLMs include NYU Law-exclusive opportunities with the Equal Justice Initiative and outside firms.