LLM in International Legal Studies

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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. 

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Image of José Enrique Alvarez José Enrique Alvarez

Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law

A former president of the American Society of International Law and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Institut de Droit International, José Enrique Alvarez has made substantial scholarly contributions to a wide range of subjects within international law, including the law-generating roles of international organizations, the challenges facing international criminal tribunals, and the international investment regime. Along with NYU colleague Benedict Kingsbury, Alvarez was the co-editor-in-chief of the leading peer-reviewed journal in the field, the American Journal of International Law. Alvarez has been a special adviser on international law to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, an attorney adviser with the Office of the Legal Adviser of the US Department of State, and has taught at Columbia, the University of Michigan, George Washington, and Georgetown law schools. His series of lectures at The Hague Academy of International Law on the subject of foreign investment was subsequently published as The Public International Law Regime Governing International Investment (2011). His general course on public international law at the Xiamen Academy of International Law, a series of fifteen lectures delivered at China’s Xiamen University in 2013, was published as a monograph, The Impact of International Organizations on International Law, in 2016. Biography continued...