Opportunities for Students and Recent Graduates

The American Branch of the International Law Association provides the following opportunities for law students and recent graduates to help with the work of the organization.


Call for 2019 ILW Administrative Officer

The American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as the Administrative Officer through the International Law Weekend 2019 (ILW). The ILW Administrative Officer (AO) is a paid position. The AO will work closely with the ILW Organizing Committee and with the liaisons from the respective ILW venues—Fordham Law School, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (ABCNY), and a U.N. Mission—as well as with ABILA’s President, Chair, and Membership Officer. The ideal candidate will have a legal background (either a J.D. degree or working toward a J.D. or other law degree) with strong interest in international law and practice. He or she must have excellent written and verbal communication as well as strong organizational skills, and demonstrate a high level of professionalism. This assignment will run from the date of engagement through October 31, 2019.

Click here to see the full call for applicants.

Note: This position has been filled for 2019.



ILW Student Ambassadors Program

ABILA is pleased to launch its Student Ambassadors program. We invite ABILA members to nominate students to help with the work of the organization, especially at International Law Weekend 2019 (ILW) in New York City. Student Ambassadors from outside the New York City area could receive up to $500 to defray the costs or transportation to and lodging during ILW, depending on what support their institution is already providing.

Each Student Ambassador will be assigned to specific individuals such as the Organizing Committee Chairs, the President, or one of the Vice Presidents to provide various forms of assistance with ILW, such as helping with registration, blogging on various panels, and providing additional on-the-ground support as needed. After ILW, the Student Ambassadors may be asked to contribute to or to help edit the newsletter, to support ABILA committees or the director of studies, or to perform other tasks as assigned by the President. Only one student per law school may be designated as a Student Ambassador.

ABILA members should nominate students by sending a copy of the student’s CV, a writing sample, and any additional information in an email directed to ABILA Membership Officer, Bethel Mandefro (bmandefro@wustl.edu), with a copy to ABILA President, Leila Sadat (sadat@wustl.edu). Please include “ILW Student Ambassador Nomination” in the subject line of the email.