International Legal Studies

Our Faculty

NYU's faculty strength in the area of international law is unrivaled. In addition to the many long-standing leaders on our permanent faculty, we continue to attract from other law and graduate programs many scholars or practitioners who are at the very top of their respective areas. 

Faculty Director

José Enrique Alvarez

Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law

Professor Alvarez is the Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law at New York University School of Law. Prior to coming to NYU, he was the Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law and Diplomacy and the executive director of the Center on Global Legal Problems at Columbia Law School, a professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School, an associate professor at the George Washington University's National Law Center, and an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law Center. At NYU he teaches courses on international law, foreign investment, and international organizations. He served as President of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) from 2006-2008 and is co-editor in chief, along with his NYU colleague, Benedict Kingsbury, of the American Journal of International Law. His lectures on “The Public International Law Regime Governing International Investment” at the Hague Academy of International Law were published as a pocketbook in 2011. His other books are a collection of essays, co-edited with others, entitled “The Evolving International Investment Regime” (OUP 2011) and "International Organizations as Law-Makers” (OUP 2005). He has published over 100 articles and book chapters. For a full listing of prior publications and video-taped lectures, see his curriculum vitae here. Read more...