About Us

Founded in 1996 with funding from the Starr Foundation, the Center for International Law supports teaching and research in a broad range of areas of international law. It recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.

The Center derives much of its strength from interaction with New York City’s business, financial, and legal communities. It also has an advisory board. The Center:

  • Sponsors conferences and symposia which bring together business people, legal practitioners, and national and international public figures to discuss timely topics in international law. Speakers have included a Secretary-General of the United Nations, a Nobel laureate, a former Director of Legal Affairs of the World Trade Organization; a distinguished justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa; a former United States Secretary of the Treasury; and prominent academicians and practioners who have talked about global migration; the International Criminal Court; the European Court of Justice; the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization; Latin American financing; the Russian securities markets; the introduction of the Euro; and the compatibility of world trade and the environment, among other topics.
  • Provides on-line resources for researching careers in international law, including direct links to internship opportunities, career forums, and study abroad materials. Federal work-study opportunities are also available for students.
  • Sponsors students who would like to become Affiliates;
  • Publishes The International Review, which is the only academic newsletter issued by an ABA-accredited law school that reports on a broad range of contemporary international and comparative law issues in plain English. In 2009, the newsletter won the Gold Award for “Most Improved Editorial (Print Newsletter)” in the Magnum Opus Awards. In 2007, The Newsletter on Newsletters awarded The International Review with its Gold Award for “Best Edited Organization Newsletter.”

The Acting Director of the Center for International Law is Professor Alan Appel who is also Director of the Law School’s International Tax Program.

The previous directors of the Center were Professor Lloyd Bonfield, and Professor Sydney M. Cone, III, who was the C.V. Starr Professor of the Law of International Trade and Finance. Faculty affiliated with the Center include Stephen Ellmann, Stacy-Ann ElvyFrank Munger, and Ruti Teitel.

The Associate Director of the Center and Managing Editor of The International Review is Michael Rhee.


Mailing address:
New York Law School
Center for International Law
185 West Broadway
New York, NY 10013-2921

Physical office:
Room E-903 (on the 9th floor of the E building)

Tel: (212) 431-2865
Fax: (212) 966-6393

Information and comments: Michael.Rhee@nyls.edu

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