International Law Section (ILAW)

A map of ILAW's Panel Titles from ISA 2013

Welcome to ILAW

ILAW is devoted to advancing knowledge and understanding of international law amongst scholars and students.  The section aims to enhance the capacities of political science, legal, and other scholars, practitioners, and others with teaching, research, and policy interests in the field of international law.

The Section organizes panels and receptions at the annual conventions of the International Studies Association; co-operates with professional organizations worldwide in promoting the study of International Law; and issues a periodic newsletter.



Jennifer Davis | Section Chair
April 2018 - March 2020
National Intelligence University

Emilia Justyna Powell | Section Program Chair
March 2019 - March 2020
University of Notre Dame

See Governance & Leadership

Become a Member

When you become an ISA member, you can add on an ILAW membership for a low fee. Membership dues help to support section activities and awards.

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The International Studies Association

Representing over 100 countries, ISA has more than 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 7 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 29 thematic groups (Sections) and 4 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
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