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.
Each year, ILS organizes events and hosts talks on a wide range of topics. Panelists have included such diverse speakers as Rwandan Ambassador Mathilde Mukantabana, discussing post-genocide law and justice, Senator Russ Feingold on Presidential Succession and elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, among others.
Every year, ILS sponsors several career panels and a dinner for students to meet faculty with expertise in international law. ILS also matches incoming JDs with LLM mentor groups 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.