Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Interested in International Law?

A law student who is seriously interested in international law should join ASIL, the American Society of International Law.

ASIL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational membership organization founded in 1906 and chartered by Congress in 1950. ASIL holds Category II Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies. The Society is headquartered at Tillar House in Washington, D.C.

The Society’s 4,000 members from nearly 100 nations include attorneys, academics, corporate counsel, judges, representatives of governments and nongovernmental organizations, international civil servants, students and others interested in international law. Through meetings, publications, information services and outreach programs, ASIL advances international law scholarship and education for international law professionals as well as for broader policy-making audiences and the public.

The American Society of International Law provides its members with information on the latest developments in international law, access to the larger community of international law professionals, and opportunities for professional development and public outreach. Join one of the most respected international law societies in the world and become part of a tradition of sharing and fostering knowledge of international law that spans more than a century.

Benefits of membership:

* Receive 4 issues of the quarterly American Journal of International Law, 4 issues of the ASIL Newsletter, as well as electronic news items such as IL.post;

* Take advantage of discounts on ASIL Publications and the Annual Meeting;

* Gain access to the online Member Service Center, including the Membership Directory; and

* Participate and network – at conferences, on committees, or in Interest Groups – in your areas of interest or expertise.

Other benefits include eligibility to receive JSTOR for online access to the American Journal of International Law from its first issue. In addition, your membership and contributions support the educational mission of the Society.

Student membership is $35 and you can register here. Needless to say, your membership should be included on your resume in the "Activities" section under the Touro Law Center entry.

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