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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

Participants include:

- Jim Anaya, Dean and Charles Inglis Thomson Professor, University of Colorado Law
- Lakshman Guruswamy, Nicolas Doman Professor of International Environmental Law, University of Colorado Law
- Ved Nanda, Thompson G. Marsh Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
- Andy Reid, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
- David Stewart, President, ABILA and Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University
- Anastasia Telsetsky, Professor of Law at the University of Idaho
- Todd Wells, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Denver Sturm College of Law


International Law in the Trump Era: Expectations, Hopes, and Fears
On January 23, 2017, the Federalist Society's Practice Group and Student Divisions and the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) are pleased to present a half-day conference on the future of international and national law under freshly inaugurated President Trump.

For additional information, see the Calendar of Events.
International Law Weekend 2016
International Law Weekend (ILW) 2016 was a tremendous success with over 1,600 registered attendees from 36 countries!

Over 80 panelists and speakers covered 38 separate discussions over a two-day period. In attendance were over 200 ABILA and ILSA members and over 1,000 students!


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The ILA
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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Events
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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Committees
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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Publications
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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