Welcome to the American Branch of the International Law Association!
On this website you will find information about the American Branch's conferences,
committees, and publications, as well as the Branch's connections to the work of
the International Law Association
(ILA) headquartered in London.
The ILA and its American Branch have a rich history and provide a wide range of
opportunities for early career professionals as well as established international
lawyers. The American Branch encourages its members to initiate their own projects,
in existing committees or new ones tailored to a specific purpose.
We invite you to join the American Branch and participate
in its important work.
Click here for the Membership Brochure.
International Law Weekend 2017 - Call for Proposals
Deadline: April 30, 2017
Online Submission Form
International Law Weekend 2017 (ILW 2017)
– the premier international law event of the fall season – is scheduled for
October 19-21, 2017
in New York City. The conference is organized by the
American Branch of the International Law Association and the International
Law Students Association. We are now accepting Panel Proposals for the conference
and encourage you to submit your ideas!
The unifying theme for ILW 2017 is International Law in Challenging Times
Can international law rise to the challenge? For decades, international law
has provided legal solutions to global problems through the development of
substantive areas of law, court systems, and a framework for modern international
relations. Now we must ask, is this post-WWII regime still relevant? Can it
meet the needs of the global community? The rapidly changing global landscape
will test the adaptability and dynamism of international law. Unprecedented
health crises, massive refugee outflows, climate change, gender inequality
and other global challenges require innovative solutions. This is an opportunity
for international law to reestablish its strong connection with the global community
it serves. Panels at ILW 2017 will examine current global challenges, potential solutions,
and a broad range of dynamic issues in both public and private international law.
Panel proposals may concern any aspect of contemporary international law and practice.
We also encourage a variety of panel formats including debates, roundtables,
lectures, and break-out groups, as well as the usual practice of panel presentations.
Panel proposals must be submitted through our online proposal form no later
than April 30, 2017. For more information, view the 2017 Call for Proposals.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the conference or
panel proposal process.
Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
American University Washington College of Law's, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law,
is currently accepting applications to the 2017 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and
Humanitarian Law. The Program will take place from May 30 to June 16, 2017 and offers 20 courses
in English and Spanish taught by more than 40 world-renowned scholars in the field of human rights
and humanitarian law.
Professors include Special Rapporteurs from the United Nations, Commissioners, Judges and other
members of the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights, Judges from International
Tribunals like the ICC, ICJ and ICTY and professors from all over the world. The program provides
a unique opportunity to interact directly with these high profile officials who are rarely
available in such a personal setting.
We also welcome over 150 participants from more than 25 countries around the world, all with
varying levels and areas of professional experience in human rights, providing an excellent
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visit our website at www.wcl.american.edu/hracademy
American Society of International Law's 111th Annual Meeting
The American Branch of the International Law Association
is proud to be a
cooperating organization of the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL)
111th Annual Meeting, “What International Law Values
,” to take place in
Washington, DC, April 12-15, 2017.
Featured speakers will include:
- David Armitage
, Lloyd C. Blankfein professor of
history, Harvard University
- Sandie Okoro
, senior vice president and general
counsel, World Bank Group
- Judge Rosemary Barkett
, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal
There will be more than 30 substantive panels following six different
tracks on topics of territory, the sea, and space; international adjudication
and arbitration; the use of force and armed conflict; criminal law, human
rights, and migration; international law as national law; and trade, investment,
finance, and intellectual property.
To view the full program and to register for
the conference, visit www.asil.org/am
. There is a discounted rate for
government, international organization, and NGO lawyers, and non-ASIL member registrants also receive a year’s
complimentary membership in the Society.
with any questions.
Will International Law Matter To the Trump Administration?
International Law in the Trump Era: Expectations, Hopes, and Fears
A conference held on January 23, 2017 at Georgetown Univerity Law Center.
Sponsored by the International & National Security Law Practice Group and Student Division Conference
of the Federalist Society, the Georgetown Law Federalist Society and cosponored by the American Branch.
For the agenda and information on the panels, see ABILA Calendar of Events
The International Law Association (ILA), founded in 1873, is the preeminent
international non-governmental organization for developing and restating
The ILA, headquartered in London
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The American Branch stages a major conference – International Law Weekend –
which runs for several days in New York each October, and biennial International
Law Weekends on the west coast and in the Midwest. These educational
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One of the unique features of the International Law Association,
including the national branches, is the work of the Committees.
Currently, the American Branch has twenty-five Committees headed by a Chair
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American Branch members receive numerous publications as one benefit of their
membership. The ABILA Newsletter and the International Law Association Newsletter
report on current American Branch and ILA news and also contain substantive
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