Guarini Institute for
Global Legal Studies

The new Guarini Institute for Global Legal Studies, founded in 2018, extends and raises to a new level the international law programs and initiatives at NYU Law that have long made the Law School a leader in global legal innovation. It facilitates student experience in NYU Law Abroad, including its platforms in Shanghai, Buenos Aires, and Paris and international moot courts. The Institute also sponsors the International Conference Series; works jointly with numerous NYU Law centers including the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Justice and its Emile Noël Lecture Series; and integrates the scholarship of the Law School’s Global and International faculty. Its major substantive programs include interdisciplinary study of transnational legal and regulatory issues and of the technology-driven transformation of legal services and global legal practice, ensuring that graduates are equipped with the skills that will be at a premium in a legal profession that continues to evolve. Read about the Institute's founder and faculty director.

Recent Events

A Conversation with Judge Hisashi Owada

Tuesday, November 20, 2018  |  6:00 - 7:30 PM

The Guarini Institute for Global Legal Studies and the Institute for International Law & Justice welcome Judge Owada back to to NYU School of Law. On November 20, Professors Alvarez, Cohen, and Kingsbury will have a conversation with the Judge. We encourage members of the Law School community to take advantage of this opportunity to meet one of the world's most distinguished jurists. Please send RSVPs to


Pioneering Justice: A Conversation between Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Justice Albie Sachs

On April 4, 2018, the Law School launched the Guarini Institute for Global Legal Studies. The centerpiece of the launch was a conversation between Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and Albie Sachs, former Justice of the South African Constitutional Court.