About the Section of International Law

The ABA Section of International Law (the Section) is the leader in the development of policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law and the education of international law practitioners.  The Section focuses on a full range of international legal issues and is involved in a wide variety of substantive legal activities.

The Section's purposes are to promote interest, activity, and research in international law and to further its development; increase knowledge among members of the legal profession and the general public; to promote professional relationships with lawyers similarly engaged in foreign countries; and to implement Goal IV of the Association – "To advance the rule of law in the world."

The Section has over fifty regional and practice specific committees, task forces and working groups divided among twelve divisions: Americas; Asia/Pacific; Contracts, Transportation, Energy & Environment; Corporate & Supply Chain; Cyber, Art & Technology; Dispute Resolution; Diversity & Inclusion; Europe/Eurasia/Middle East Africa; Finance; Human Rights & Corporate Social Responsibility; Legal Practice, Ethics & Delivery of Legal Services; and Trade, International Organizations & Regulatory Practice. The Committees closely monitor and disseminate information on domestic and international policy developments with implications for law practice.

Main Section Line
202-662-1660

Meetings inboxintlawmeetings@americanbar.org 
Committees and Technology inboxsilcomtech@americanbar.org

Leadership Portal


 

Christina Heid, Section Director
Tel: 202-662-1034
christina.heid@americanbar.org

  • Overall management of Section operations, staff and budget
  • Works directly with the Section Chair, Executive Committee Administration Committee and Council
  • Oversees publications and policy

Angela Benson, Director of Membership
Tel: 202-662-1664
angela.benson@americanbar.org

  • Membership recruitment and retention initiatives
  • Liaison to Membership and Diversity Committees
  • Pathways to Employment in International Law Program
  • Oversees liaisons and relationships with foreign bars
  • Internship Program

Jenny Abreu, Director of Meetings
Tel: 202-662-1671

  • Overall management of all Section meetings
  • Oversight of program proposal requests and database development of seasonal meeting programming
  • Marketing for meetings and programs

Jinny Choi, International Projects Director
Tel: 202-662-1675
jinny.choi@americanbar.org

  • Directs ABA-UNDP International Legal Resource Center and ABA Day at the UN
  • Oversees ILEX program, including J-1 Visa program, international visitors
  • Assists Section Director with international leadership meetings, policies and initiatives
  • Management of Section awards

Shea Logan, Program Associate – Meetings
Tel: 202-662-1667
dorcus.logan@americanbar.org

  • Manages meeting registration
  • Manages CLE submissions, processing and reporting; coordination with speakers for all conferences, CLE materials, speaker releases and bios
  • Assists with meeting apps, websites and brochures

Lauren Meske, Committee Specialist
Tel: 202-662-1668
lauren.meske@americanbar.org

  • Provides day-to-day management and coordination of the work of the Section’s fifty-five Committees
  • Coordinates the development and organization of Committee programming via in-person meetings, teleconferences and webinars

Ruchika Sharma, Program Associate – International Projects
Tel: 202-662-1670
ruchika.sharma@americanbar.org

  • Provides support for ILEX Program, including J-1 Visa program, International Visitors
  • Assists Section Director with international leadership meetings, policies and initiatives

Adam Vogel, Technology Specialist
Tel: 202-662-1727
adam.vogel@americanbar.org

  • Section website, including design and maintenance of all pages
  • Committee support
  • Provides technical guidance and support on technology projects