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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 - South 2017

The Global Future of International Trade, Human Rights, and Development

Thursday and Friday, March 2-3, 2017

Barrier-free trade, protection of human rights, and economic development were the hallmarks and guiding principles of the international order created following the Second World War. The U.S. has been a leader in shaping the order into a global one. This current order is now undergoing change, with worldwide debate on what the future global order should look like.

How will the future order operate? Who will gain and who will lose? How will the new order interact with the old? How are existing institutions including governments to respond? What is the right balance between national, local, and global interests?

Join experts from the Texas A&M School of Law, scholars, practitioners, and government officials to consider the global and local future of international trade, human rights, and development.

$75 registration fee. Approved for 10.25 CLE hours.

Learn more and register at http://law.tamu.edu/ILWS17.

The Future of International Organization

Oxford Handobook of International OrganizationsThe Future of International Organizations

Friday, March 10, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
New York City Bar, 42 West 44th Street, New York NY

Virtually every important question of public policy today involves an international organization. From security to trade to intellectual property to health policy and beyond, governments interact with international organizations in almost everything they do. Yet after decades of progressive institutionalization, the tide seems to be turning. In Africa, states are withdrawing from the International Criminal Court. In Europe, an “ever closer Union” seems a distant ideal. And the new leadership in the United States has signalled deep scepticism about the value of all international organizations. Is this the beginning of the end of international organization? What role will international institutions play in the changing geopolitical landscape of the 21st century?

Please join us for a discussion with the co-editors and contributors to the Oxford Handbook of International Organizations to explore these and other pressing questions on the future of international organization.

Please register at: http://services.nycbar.org/EventDetail?EventKey=INT031017

Presented by:

- American Branch of the International Law Association (United Nations Law Committee)
- Association of the Bar of the City of New York (International Law Committee and United Nations Committee)
- American Society of International Law (International Organizations Interest Group)
- Fletcher Club of New York
- Oxford University Press

​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 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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