What is a Student Director?

Every spring, ILSA’s Board of Directors selects three law students from around the world to serve as Student Directors. Student Directors serve as ILSA Board Members and attend ILSA’s Board of Directors meetings (in person or by conference call), and communicate with schools in their region to help improve and increase participation in the Jessup Competition and other ILSA programming. Student Directors are also invited to attend the Jessup International Rounds in Washington, DC and potentially other events. Modest financial support for travel to these events is provided by ILSA. Terms begin in the summer and run for a period of one year.

2021-2022 Student Directors

  • Anton Miguel Sison, University of New South Wales (Australia)
  • Faith Kukundakwe, Makerere University (Uganda)
  • Pareen El Nashar, Germany University of Cairo (Egypt)

2022-2023 ILSA Student Directors

Want to get more involved with ILSA? We are now accepting applications for Student Directors. Student Directors serve as Members of the ILSA Board of Directors for a one year term.

How to Apply 

To apply, submit your curriculum vitae and personal statement describing your reasons for wanting to serve as a Student Director. Applicants may also choose to include statement(s) of support from a third party (maximum of two). All materials must be sent to [email protected] by 10 April 2022.

What is a Student Director?

Every spring, ILSA’s Board of Directors selects three law students from around the world to serve as Student Directors. Student Directors serve as ILSA Board Members and attend ILSA’s Board of Directors meetings (in person or by conference call), and communicate with schools in their region to help improve and increase participation in the Jessup Competition and other ILSA programming. Student Directors are also invited to attend the Jessup International Rounds in Washington, D.C. and potentially other events. A modest financial stipend to support travel to these events is provided by ILSA. Terms begin in late June 2022 and will end in June 2023.

Who is eligible to become a Student Director?

To be eligible to become a Student Director, one must be a current law student, and remain a law student during their term of service on ILSA's Board. Student Directors are eligible for reselection so long as they remain students.

How will candidates be evaluated?

Candidates will be reviewed by a committee of ILSA Board Members and voted on by the entire Board at the Spring Meeting. Student Directors will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
  • The commitment of the candidates to ILSA’s goals and to international legal education;
  • The competence and skills demonstrated by the candidates in their other activities;
  • The undertakings of the candidates that, absent an unanticipated emergency, they will in fact commit to completing their terms of office if they are selected; and
  • The need for the leadership of ILSA to reflect the diversity of its constituencies, in terms of geography, nationality, background, ethnicity, gender, religion, culture, and other variables.

Please email [email protected] with any questions regarding the application or selection process.

2021-2022 Student Directors

  • Anton Miguel Sison, University of New South Wales (Australia)
  • Faith Kukundakwe, Makerere University (Uganda)
  • Pareen El Nashar, Germany University of Cairo (Egypt)