The International Law Society (ILS) promotes the study of international legal institutions as well as foreign and comparative law. We seek to foster student engagement on international, foreign and comparative legal issues through organizing a robust speaker series, offering opportunities for students to interact with international law faculty and promoting summer internship and career opportunities abroad. We also work closely with the Advanced Degree Students Association to cultivate relationships between law students and international students and with the SLS administration to ensure that international law remains an institutional priority.
During the 2011-12 school year, ILS organized more than forty events and hosted talks on a wide range of topics, from the uprising in the Arab world to the 10th anniversary of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Our panelists have included such diverse legal practitioners as Stephen Preston, General Counsel of the CIA; the General Counsel of the Omidyar Network; Eileen Donahoe, Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council; and the Consul General of Pakistan.
Every year, ILS sponsors several career panels and a dinner for students to meet faculty with expertise in international law. ILS also matches incoming LLMs with JD buddies according to their respective regional and substantive areas of interests. ILS fosters these JD-LLM relationships by organizing social events for them throughout the year.