LAW

international law organization

About ILSA

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 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. ILSA organizes three conferences every year. ILSA also publishes books and other academic resources on topics related to international law.

The mission of the International Law Students Association

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.To 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;To contribute to legal education, to foster mutual understanding, and to promote social responsibility of students and lawyers;and others

History

The Jessup Competition was the brainchild of Professor Richard R. Baxter at Harvard Law School.Originally named the "International Law Moot," the Jessup Competition held its first round at Harvard University on 8 May 1960.In 1962, students from a number of campuses founded the Association of Student International Law Societies. The Association evolved over the years, and in 1987, reconstituted itself as the International Law Students Association (ILSA). In May 1994, ILSA incorporated as a non-profit organization in the District of Columbia in response to its rapid expansion and development.