Meet Your Membership Officer

As the Membership Officer of the ABA Section of International Law, I would like to welcome you to the Section’s membership website. This portal provides information about the various opportunities that you can be involved in through the Section, including the Mentorship program, City Chapters, Country Representatives and Liaison programs, and many other membership initiatives that you can benefit from.

The Section has over 20,000 members in over 100 countries, with more than 60 regional and practice-specific committees grouped under twelve divisions. Committee participation is where most members find an active voice and multiple professional and personal development opportunities.

The Section has fifteen City Chapters that you can be involved in. We invite you to join one of these chapters so that you are connected to the Section no matter where you call home.  Additional member benefits include networking, conferences around the world, Committee programming and the chance to publish via a Section book or committee newsletter.

There are also leadership opportunities available in many areas, including organizing substantive programming, servicing as a Committee Chair or Vice Chair, and other positions and responsibilities that will help build your profile and international network.

If you have any questions about membership please contact me directly at

I look forward to welcoming you as a member!

Best personal regards,

Marcos Rios
Membership Officer