Meet Your Membership Officer

As Membership Officer, I welcome you to the Section of International Law membership website.

Membership in our international community of lawyers opens many doors, including to:

  • become a better lawyer,
  • improve the law,
  • advance a legal career,
  • mentor others, and,
  • make friends with a members of a community diverse in every way and united in an appreciation of the value of membership in our unique international legal community.

As a Section member, among the resources that you can access is our flagship law review, The International Lawyer.  In particular, by clicking here, you can read its volume 50(1), celebrating fifty years of its publication of the perspectives and insights of practitioners and scholars of our community.  My own enthusiasm for what our members can achieve through our Section is laid out in one of its articles: Why We Read THE INTERNATIONAL LAWYER–Answers Parsed from Works of Two International Lawyers, 50(1) THE INTERNATIONAL LAWYER 87 (2017).

Our Section’s members are spread across over 100 countries, yet our work is conducted with a sense of close community across boundaries of all kinds.  Our members find leadership opportunities and visibility in our more than sixty committees (some focused on specific subject matters, others on a geography or other affinity) and our growing number of active city chapters.  They likewise contribute in our Section’s meetings of various sizes and focuses spread around the world as well as in our numerous publications (newsletters, law review and books) and policy and rule of law initiatives.  We offer abundant opportunities to relate through both technology and travel.

If you fall within our broad definition of a lawyer (no need to be a US lawyer, we welcome lawyers globally–AND we welcome law firm lawyers, inhouse counsel, government lawyers, judges, NGO lawyers, international organization lawyers, etc.–AND we welcome law students globally!), join our community by becoming a member.  You may be surprised by just how economical it is to sign up, but the true measure of your investment in our community will become apparent with time as you engage with us.

Surf this web page of our Section as a start to understanding the multi-layered opportunities to engage with us.  As I can facilitate the process of engagement, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at:

I hope to see you soon at a Section meeting, program or event!


Patrick Del Duca
Membership Officer