The International Law Students Association is a non-profit association of students and lawyers who are dedicated to the promotion of international law. ILSA provides students with opportunity to study, research, and network in the international legal arena. The organization's activities include academic conferences, publications, the global coordination of student organizations, and the administration of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
ILSA Chapter Locations from the 2013-2016 academic years.
ILSA serves as an umbrella organization for its member chapters (mostly known as International Law Societies) at individual law schools. Chapters exist as independent entities as well as members of the larger Association. ILSA's structure grants autonomy to its Chapters to meet their unique needs locally while making available to them an international network of pooled academic and organizational resources.
ILSA Chapters are located in schools around the world. ILSA Chapters have found that working under the scope of a larger organization has allowed them to enhance the quality of their local programming. ILSA supports student international law journals, advises students on opportunities in international law, and provides other general education programs and support to ILSA Chapters. In addition, ILSA organizes conferences, compiles international law publications, and plans other events all with the help and cooperation of its Chapter members.
Organizing an ILSA Chapter is easy. Because Chapter members determine the amount of activity and responsibility the group will assume, a few dedicated students can form a dynamic and successful ILSA Chapter. Existing ILSA Chapters must also register with the ILSA Executive Office each year.
Questions regarding ILSA Chapters may be directed to [email protected].