Global Opportunities for Students

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 and Paris.

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

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.