ILSA is governed by a Board of Directors. The day-to-day operations are carried out by the staff of the ILSA Executive Office, which is assisted by three student officers and a large network of volunteers.

Current Leadership

Members of the Board
Executive Staff Members
2017-2018 Student Officers

Organizational Structure of ILSA

Board of Directors

ILSA is governed by a Board of Directors, which has eighteen seats for voting members, including three student board members. The leader of the board is the Chairman. The Executive Director also sits on the Board in an ex officio capacity.

Executive Office

ILSA maintains its Executive Office in Washington, DC. The Executive Staff handles the day-to-day affairs of ILSA. This includes all administrative and programmatic functions of the organization.

Student Officers

There are three elected student officers who serve as student representatives and voting members on the Board of Directors: the president, vice president, and chief communications officer. 

Student President: The president serves as the chief student officer of ILSA. The president works with the Executive Office to recruit ILSA chapters and promote ILSA programming. The president also leads the Fall and Spring Congresses, the two annual meetings of ILSA chapters. The president attends the Congresses and other international law events throughout the academic year.

Student Vice President: The responsibility of the student vice president is to assist the president in fulfilling his/her duties and to assume the role of chief student officer in the president's absence. The vice president may also assist with other projects at the discretion of the Executive Office. The vice president attends the Congresses and other international law events throughout the academic year.

Chief Communications Officer: The student chief communications officer assists with communications with ILSA constituents and keeps minutes of Board meetings.The CCO also attends the Congresses and other international law events throughout the academic year. 

Regional Representatives

Chapter members may volunteer to represent ILSA in a certain geographical area as a regional representative. ILSA believes regional leadership helps to establish smaller cooperative networks in which local chapters can collaborate and provide more opportunities for their members. Job fairs, regional symposia and large social events are coordinated annually in each Region. Regional representatives are appointed by the student officers. There is no nomination requirement for this position.

Chapter Officers

Local chapter officers are responsible for running the day-to-day affairs of the International Law Society at their university, planning and organizing chapter events, delegating responsibilities to chapter members, and communicating with chapter members. Local chapter officers are also responsible for paying ILSA chapter dues, sending a membership list (including member contacts) to the Executive Office, and notifying chapter members about ILSA events.

Chapters and Individual Members

ILSA is comprised of chapters and individual members from around the world. Local ILSA chapters have found that working under the scope of a larger organization has allowed them to enhance the quality of their local programming and tap the larger network of global resources. ILSA supports student international law journals, advises students on opportunities in international law, and provides other general educational programs and support to ILSA chapters and individual members.

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