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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

ILW 2016 - Call for Proposals
Deadline: April 9, 2016

The unifying theme for ILW 2016 is International Law 5.0.

The world is changing at an accelerating rate. From technological advances to environmental transformations, international lawyers are forced to confront emerging forces and new scenarios. Even settled principles of law are no longer settled. These tectonic shifts have been felt throughout the geography of international law. Legal professionals at every level – local, national, regional, and international – must change their practice to meet a changing world. Innovation will become necessary for survival.

ILW 2016 will explore these issues through a diverse collection of engaging and provocative panels.

The ILW Organizing Committee invites proposals to be submitted online by April 9, 2016.

Panels will only be accepted through the online ILW Panel Proposal Submission Form.

Download the PDF version.

2015 International Law Weekend
Over 1,000 private and government attorneys, law professors, U.N. personnel, NGO leaders, business people, writers and journalists, and students registered to attend International Law Weekend 2015 on November 5-7, 2015. The theme of ILW 2015 was “Global Problems, Legal Solutions: Challenges for Contemporary International Lawyers.”

Permanent Representative of the Republic of Singapore to the United Nations, Ms. Karen Tan, and ABILA's Seana Flanagin

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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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