The International Law Students Association is the home of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. As a non-profit association of students and lawyers who are dedicated to the promotion of international law, ILSA provides students with opportunities 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.
The mission of the International Law Students Association is TO…
EDUCATE students and lawyers around the world in the principles and purposes of international law, international organizations and institutions, and comparative legal systems, through activities that include academic conferences, the publication of books, magazines, and other academic resources, the global coordination of student chapter organizations, and the administration of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
ENCOURAGE COMMUNICATION among students and lawyers from different parts of the world in an effort to promote international understanding and cooperation in general, and the advancement of legal education in particular
CONTRIBUTE TO LEGAL EDUCATION, to foster mutual understanding, and to promote social responsibility of students and lawyers
PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES for law students and lawyers to learn about other cultures and legal systems in a spirit of critical dialogue and international cooperation;
ASSIST LAW STUDENTS and lawyers to be internationally-minded and professionally skilled
ASSIST IN AND ENCOURAGE the development of international career resources and opportunities for internationally-minded students and lawyers
ENGAGE in other activities related to the development and promotion of international law, study, and practice generally
It's been nothing short of inspiring to be a first-hand witness to the way in which ILSA brings together international law students from all over the world, united in their passion for the international rule of law, and stepping onto the world stage for the first time.
- Lesley Benn, ILSA Executive Director (2012-2022)