Whether you’re interested in international business, 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 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:
For current JD students
- 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 four continents. Students nominated by our partner schools are also eligible to apply to NYU Law as exchange students.
- International Moot Court Competitions allow NYU Law students to travel and test their oral arguments against other law students.
- The Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ) Lowinson Scholars Program is for students with outstanding academic backgrounds and strong international law interests.
- Special summer internship programs include the International Law and Human Rights Summer Fellowship Program and The Hague Conference on Private International Law Summer Fellowship.
- 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.
- The Center for Human Rights & Global Justice (CHRGJ) offers support to current students and postgraduates; they also have a human rights job board.
- Language Instruction: NYU offers students interested in improving or developing foreign language skills a variety of alternative forms of language instruction, including courses, software, language coaching, and language tables.
Postgraduate fellowships open to JD students
- Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellowship provides three graduating JD students with the opportunity to spend one year working with an innovative human rights organization.
- NYU Human Rights Watch Fellowship is a one-year fellowship offered to a 3L from NYU to monitor human rights developments in various countries, conduct on-site investigations, draft reports on human rights conditions, and engage in advocacy aimed at publicizing and curtailing human rights violations.
Postgraduate fellowships open to both JDs and LLMs
- International Court of Justice Clerkships: In 2000, New York University School of Law became the first American law school to initiate a clerkship program with the International Court of Justice, and since then, the Law School has sent a recent graduate to serve in the ICJ’s Traineeship program every year.
- The International Law and Human Rights Fellowship Program helps students learn about the theory and practice of international law and human rights law through scholarship and practical experience gained through internships at prominent international organizations.
- Robert L. Bernstein Fellowship in International Human Rights: The Bernstein Fellowship provides an opportunity for a recent graduate to spend one year doing human rights advocacy work at Human Rights in China in its New York or Hong Kong office.
Postgraduate fellowships for LLMs and JSDs
- International Finance and Development Fellowships are awarded to full-time LLM students on a competitive basis. They provide outstanding opportunities to gain experience working with international organizations in the areas of finance and development.