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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.

International Law Weekend 2017 - Call for Proposals

Deadline has been extended to: May 15, 2017

Online Submission Form

International Law Weekend 2017 (ILW 2017) – the premier international law event of the fall season – is scheduled for October 19-21, 2017 in New York City. The conference is organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association and the International Law Students Association. We are now accepting Panel Proposals for the conference and encourage you to submit your ideas!

The unifying theme for ILW 2017 is International Law in Challenging Times:

Can international law rise to the challenge? For decades, international law has provided legal solutions to global problems through the development of substantive areas of law, court systems, and a framework for modern international relations. Now we must ask, is this post-WWII regime still relevant? Can it meet the needs of the global community? The rapidly changing global landscape will test the adaptability and dynamism of international law. Unprecedented health crises, massive refugee outflows, climate change, gender inequality and other global challenges require innovative solutions. This is an opportunity for international law to reestablish its strong connection with the global community it serves. Panels at ILW 2017 will examine current global challenges, potential solutions, and a broad range of dynamic issues in both public and private international law.


Panel proposals may concern any aspect of contemporary international law and practice. We also encourage a variety of panel formats including debates, roundtables, lectures, and break-out groups, as well as the usual practice of panel presentations.

Panel proposals must be submitted through our online proposal form no later than April 30, 2017. For more information, view the 2017 Call for Proposals. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the conference or panel proposal process.


Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian LawAmerican University Washington College of Law's, Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, is currently accepting applications to the 2017 Program of Advanced Studies on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. The Program will take place from May 30 to June 16, 2017 and offers 20 courses in English and Spanish taught by more than 40 world-renowned scholars in the field of human rights and humanitarian law.

Professors include Special Rapporteurs from the United Nations, Commissioners, Judges and other members of the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights, Judges from International Tribunals like the ICC, ICJ and ICTY and professors from all over the world. The program provides a unique opportunity to interact directly with these high profile officials who are rarely available in such a personal setting.

We also welcome over 150 participants from more than 25 countries around the world, all with varying levels and areas of professional experience in human rights, providing an excellent networking opportunity.

Contact us at hracademy@wcl.american.edu or visit our website at www.wcl.american.edu/hracademy.

​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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