International Law Section

The ABA International Law Section (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.

Capital Markets 2021 Virtual Conference

March 2 – 4, 2021 | 10 am EST/15:00 GMT (Day 1 & 2)

The 2021 edition of our popular Capital Markets Conference will be held virtually and provide the latest updates and insight from leading authorities in the capital markets field. This is the first virtual Capital Markets conference and will review the developments in capital markets over the past year, and will take stock of current trends and hot topics. Speakers will focus on practical issues including: developments in the debt capital markets, important regulatory and practice developments in the equity capital markets, trends in the last year and more.

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International Arbitration Skills Masterclass

May 5 – 6, 2021 | 9:00AM - 6:00 PM EDT (Day 1 & 2)

Join leaders in the international arbitration community for the ABA International Law Section’s International Arbitration Skills Masterclass, an innovative program designed to hone your arbitral skills, learning from some of the world’s best international arbitration lawyers.

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The First Annual Virtual International Litigation Conference

May 26 - 27, 2021

The ABA International Law Section presents the inauguration of its Litigation Skills Conference, focusing on both “nuts and bolts” and developing issues. Attorneys new to international litigation will get an overview of the process from start to finish, and more experienced litigators will have the opportunity to interact on specialized issues of note. Whether a refresher on basics or a master class on selected issues, the conference is designed for attorneys of all levels.

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The Right to Vote: Voices from Women Around the World

The Section Commemorates the Centennial of the 19th Amendment

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Our Programs

The Section hosts a two signature Seasonal events per year, the Annual Meeting and the Fall Conference. The seasons events include two or three days of CLE and Non-CLE programming, various receptions and events and attract between 500 and 1,000 participants from over 50 countries. The Section also hosts several standalone programs that differ from Seasonal Meetings that are 1-2 days in length, are held in-person or virtually with a smaller number of participants.

Join the International Law Section

Our Section’s members are spread across over 100 countries, yet our work is conducted with a sense of close community across boundaries of all kinds. Our members find leadership opportunities and visibility in our more than sixty committees (some focused on specific subject matters, others on a geography or other affinity) and our growing number of active city chapters.


The International Law Section offers members 56 substantive committees covering a wide range of international legal topics.

About Us

Founded in 1933, the International Law 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.

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