American Bar Assocation Section of International Law

  • Washington

About Us

The ABA Section of International Law (the Section) is the leader in the development of policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law and the education of international law practitioners.  The Section focuses on a full range of international legal issues and is involved in a wide variety of substantive legal activities.

The Section's purposes are to promote interest, activity, and research in international law and to further its development; increase knowledge among members of the legal profession and the general public; to promote professional relationships with lawyers similarly engaged in foreign countries; and to implement Goal IV of the Association – "To advance the rule of law in the world."

The Section has over 60+ regional and practice specific committees, task forces, and working groups within twelve divisions – Africa/Eurasia, Americas/Middle East,  Business Law I, Business, Law II, Business Regulation, Constituent, Disputes, Finance, Legal Practice, Public International Law (Treaty) I, Public International Law (Treaty) II, and Tax, Estates & Individuals.  The Committees closely monitor and disseminate information on domestic and international policy developments with implications for law practice.