Student Headquarters

Section of International Law – Law Student Benefits

  • A global network of approximately 18,000 Section members in 90 countries
  • A Mentorship program to connect to an experienced practitioner that can provide advice and guidance
  • Access to 55+ committees, listservs, and programs to network, exchange ideas, and collaborate with other student members and young lawyers.
  • Seasonal meetings and regional programs world wide – including New York, Buenos Aires, Moscow,  Toronto
  • International City Chapters to expand the reach of Section membership to your local area.
  • Student and young lawyer programming to build knowledge and expertise in important legal issues
  • Pathways to Employment in International Law Programs at law schools and other venues to educate about international career options
  • Free subscriptions to The International Lawyer, the quarterly law journal on international practice ,and the International Law News, a quarterly section newsletter.
  • J-1 Visa Services

Career Resources

Careers in International Law Podcast
Video: Career Choice Series: International Law
ABA Law Student Division Mentorship Portal

ABA’s Newest Member Benefit

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Pathways to Employment in International Law

The Pathways to Employment in International Law Program is a unique forum that brings law students and new lawyers together with experienced legal practitioners to explore opportunities for employment in international law.

Each panel consists of Section leaders from diverse backgrounds who give advice and guidance on gaining practical experience and improving legal and networking skills, as well as sharing their own paths to careers in International Law.

Attend a Pathways Program at the Section’s Fall or Spring Meeting!

Pathways Program at International Law Weekend

For more information and resources on how a Pathways Program can enhnce your law school experience, check out what UMass Amherst did.


Law Student, LL.M., & New Lawyer Outreach Committee

Become a Member


Mentorship Program

Help Law Students and Young Lawyers Learn From Your Experience and Knowledge!

Participating in the Mentorship Program is a great way to help the next generation of international practitioners to become involved in the Section and to receive guidance and advice that can be invaluable as they begin their career.

It only takes a small amount of your time each month over a six month period to be a mentor; however the rewards for the mentee will be life long!

To sign-up, please fill out the Mentorship Form


Student Programs

Apply for a Law Firm Internship

Law Student Division Seeking Delegates - Become an ABA Delegate

International Internship Directory

ABA-Approved Foreign and Summer Study Programs

Committee Opportunities for Law Students