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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.

ABILA Mid-West Regional Conference 2017

The Ved Nanda Center and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law are honored to host the Mid-West region of the American Branch of the International Law Association for their annual meeting. (ABILA.)

This year’s conference on “International Law in a Time of Change” will be held on Friday, February 24, 2017. It will begin at 8:30am and conclude at 4:30pm. A reception will follow.

CLE Credits pending. The conference is free of charge however, CLE and parking are not.

For additional information, see: http://www.law.du.edu/abila-midwest

Register at: http://dughost.imodules.com/abila-midwest

​Will International Law Matter To the Trump Administration?

International Law in the Trump Era: Expe​ctations, 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.

International Law Weekend - South 2017

The Global Future of International Trade, Human Rights, and Development

Thursday and Friday, March 2-3, 2017

Barrier-free trade, protection of human rights, and economic development were the hallmarks and guiding principles of the international order created following the Second World War. The U.S. has been a leader in shaping the order into a global one. This current order is now undergoing change, with worldwide debate on what the future global order should look like.

How will the future order operate? Who will gain and who will lose? How will the new order interact with the old? How are existing institutions including governments to respond? What is the right balance between national, local, and global interests?

Join experts from the Texas A&M School of Law, scholars, practitioners, and government officials to consider the global and local future of international trade, human rights, and development.

$75 registration fee. Approved for 10.25 CLE hours.

Learn more and register at http://law.tamu.edu/ILWS17.

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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