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Committee Information

International Law Section Committee Overview

The International Law Section operates 55+ regional and special interest Committees focusing on a broad variety of international law topics. The Section’s Committees are the most important components of your gateway to international practice. Committees are active via teleconferences, CLE and non-CLE programming, email lists, publications, policy, and ABA Connect websites, all of which allow members to build valuable networks in a variety of practice areas.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

The Section welcomes members of all colors, ethnicities, genders, ages, national origins, sexual orientations, and physical challenges. Diversity and inclusion lie at the heart of the International Law Section’s mission. We all can contribute to removing barriers and the Section aspires to do its part to make sure that the profession reflects our diverse global community. We believe that broad diversity enriches our Section, our work, and our profession. The Section is regionally diverse, with members from around the globe, including many who are not U.S. qualified attorneys. We come from all parts of the legal profession: academia, the judiciary, private practice, nongovernmental organizations, the government, law schools, and corporations. In addition to our substantive Committees, we have constituency-focused Committees, including: the Seasoned Lawyers Interest Network (SIN), the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues Network (GIN), the Women’s Interest Network (WIN), and the Young Lawyers Interest Network (YIN). Please join us!

Mission

The ABA International Law Section is the preeminent U.S.-based international legal organization. We advance the professional excellence of our worldwide membership, bridge the U.S. and non-U.S. legal communities, help members serve the international needs of their clients, promote diverse international substantive expertise, and strengthen the rule of law.

Goals

We serve our members—U.S. and non-U.S.—and the international legal community by:

  1. Providing programs, publications, and projects that enhance professional skills, expertise, and ethics;
  2. Facilitating relationships among lawyers throughout the world that benefit members, their clients, law firms, and organizations;
  3. Maintaining a globally-minded, welcoming, open, and diverse environment where achievement is nurtured and rewarded;
  4. Identifying and influencing public policy issues important to international law, global business, and international institutions; and
  5. Promoting the global acceptance and the just implementation of the rule of law.