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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.

Legal Developments at the United Nations

Arnold N. Pronto, International Law Association Liaison to the United Nations, has recently completed his report on the legal developments at the United Nations (Jan. 1, 2015 through June 20, 2015).

Download it here: Legal Developments at the United Nations

2015 International Law Weekend
ILW 2015 Online Registration is now closed, but you can still register in-person at the event.

Download the Schedule of Events

International Law Weekend 2015 is scheduled to be held on November 5-7, 2015, in New York City.

2014 International Law Weekend
Over 1,100 private and government attorneys, law professors, U.N. personnel, NGO leaders, business people, writers and journalists, and students registered to attend International Law Weekend 2014 on October 23-25, 2014. The theme of ILW 2014 was “International Law in a Time of Chaos,” and the conference examined international law’s role in mitigating conflicts with respect to a wide range of private and public international law issues. The American Branch and the International Law Students Association jointly sponsored ILW 2014.

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The International Law Association (ILA), founded in 1873, is the preeminent international non-governmental organization for developing and restating international law.

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 or Co-Chairs.
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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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