American Bar Association
Section of International Law: Young Lawyer's Interest Network

Section of International Law:
Young Lawyer's Interest Network

What is YIN About?

YIN is the home of young lawyers under 40 from around the world within the Section of International Law and is dedicated to making their ABA experience an exciting and rewarding one. By providing networking opportunities through section meetings, regional get-togethers and mentoring, YIN serves as the platform for future leaders of the legal profession. YIN also engages is advocacy for current issues facing young lawyers and actively promotes awareness and resolutions of these matters. With YIN, members become connected to the international legal community and play a vital role in the development of their profession. Most importantly, life-long friendships are formed with likeminded global citizens of the world who recognize the value of investing in their careers from the start.

Upcoming YIN Events

YIN Monthly Conference Calls: YIN holds conference calls on the 2nd Friday of each month at 11:00 am Eastern Time (U.S.) to discuss upcoming YIN activities. All YIN members are welcome and encouraged to join the call. Instructions for dialing in would be circulated prior to each conference call. (Skype Access: Skype may be used to access the conference call dial-in number. Just dial-in a though you were calling from your mobile or office phone.) Please contact YIN co-chairs Jennifer Diaz and/or Migan Megardichian if you have questions or would like more information.

IMPORTANT: TO RECEIVE COMMITTEE E-MAIL, YOU MUST SUBSCRIBE TO THE LIST-SERVE ON THE COMMITTEE HOMEPAGE Section Committee Conference Calls: At least 20 other Section Committees hold monthly conference calls. This is your chance to find out what's going on in the committees, ask questions, and most importantly to your career development, get involved! Have an event of interest to YIN? If you are participating, sponsoring, or just attending an event you think YIN members should know about, please e-mail the YIN co-chairs if you would like your event posted on the YIN web-page. (Note: YIN however, reserves the right to restrict postings in accordance with ABA policies).



Bucaram, Martha


Christiansen, Emily
Dejarden, Gabriel
Deluard, Ausra
Gomez, Cesar
Lustgarten, Audrey
Valenzuela, Polibio

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Next Committee Call

Friday, June 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EST


Next Committee Call to feature Dr. Emir Crowne

Please join us on our June 12th monthly Call. We are honored to have Dr. Emir Crowne, one of Canada's most active Pro Bono Sports Lawyers discuss the topics of sports law and sport dispute resolution. We hope you can join us!

YIN on Social Media

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Twitter: @ABA_YIN


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Programs, Meetings & Events

Section Events

    Section Leadership Retreat 2015


    Programming and Events Include:Countless Opportunities to Network with Section LeadershipInteractive Planning & Strategy Sessions & Section Awards PresentationClosing Dinner at the Famous Chicago House of BluesExcursions around

    Many Faces of Mediation: An Alternative to Courtroom Drama


    As international business transactions and commerce continue to grow, interest in mediation has increased. Mediation offers less rigid dispute resolution opportunities, and provides greater respect for differing cultures and legal traditions. Mediation also helps avoid the massive court dockets and astronomical ...

    Gaming the Games: FIFA and Corruption in International Sports


    Join us as the SIL Anti-Corruption Committee brings together international experts on corruption in football and international sports to dissect and discuss the recent bribery scandals that have rocked the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) this past spring. Learn what the ongoing ...

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Sites of Interest

Modified by Adam Vogel on July 8, 2015

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