As a 1L who was in your position a year ago and chose Stanford over NYU, I've got to say go with Stanford. I couldn't be happier with my decision. SLS is smaller, which means you get one on one mentoring from even the most superstar profs. If you are into international law, you can be a research assistant or teaching assistant for someone like Allen Weiner. You can get any Int'l law job you want, and you'll have less competition from your fellow students. I have 1L friends who are working this summer for NGOs doing international development in China, The International Criminal Tribunal for Rawanda, and for the UN in Vienna. That's just off the top of my head. We just snagged Barbara Olshansky, who will be revamping the International Clinic next year (currently, students go to Ghana). Best of all, you can actually get into this clinic, because unlike at NYU, you pretty much have your pick of whatever. You can take International Human Rights with Helen Stacy--or whatever electives--as a 1L. You will know the OCS and Public Interest International Career counselors by name and they will know you--and every job you have applied to. You just can't get that type of personalized and intimate education at a bigger school. You won't regret coming to Stanford.