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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.

ILW 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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ILW 2016 Announced
International Law Weekend 2016 - the premiere international law event of the Fall season -took place from October 27-29, 2016 at Fordham Law School in NY.

The unifying theme for ILW 2016 was 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.

77th ILA Biennial
The 77th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association, which is scheduled for August 7-11, 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa, will mark the second time only for a biennial conference to take place on the African continent in the almost 150 year history of the Association.

For additional information, click the link below: 2016-05-18_ILA_Biennial_Info.pdf

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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