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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.

Canadian Council on Int'l Law - Call for Proposals

On November 2-3, 2018, the Canadian Council on International Law will hold its 46th Annual Conference, in Ottawa, Canada.

The theme of the conference is Canada at 150: The Return of History for International Law.

The deadline for the Call for Proposals is March 31, 2017.

For more information on the Call for Proposals and the conference itself, see our Calendar of Events.


American Society of International Law's 111th Annual Meeting

American Society of International Law The American Branch of the International Law Association is proud to be a cooperating organization of the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) 111th Annual Meeting, “What International Law Values,” to take place in Washington, DC, April 12-15, 2017.


Featured speakers will include:

- David Armitage, Lloyd C. Blankfein professor of history, Harvard University

- Sandie Okoro, senior vice president and general counsel, World Bank Group

- Judge Rosemary Barkett, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal

There will be more than 30 substantive panels following six different tracks on topics of territory, the sea, and space; international adjudication and arbitration; the use of force and armed conflict; criminal law, human rights, and migration; international law as national law; and trade, investment, finance, and intellectual property.

To view the full program and to register for the conference, visit www.asil.org/am. There is a discounted rate for government, international organization, and NGO lawyers, and non-ASIL member registrants also receive a year’s complimentary membership in the Society.

Contact services@asil.org with any questions.

​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.



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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