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
Dejarden, Gabriel


Blackwell, Sara
Christiansen, Emily
Damast, Sabrina
Dymond, Ashley
Garamgaibaatar, Khaliunaa
Jaeger-Fine, Desiree
Jones, Rachael
Valenzuela, Polibio
Williams, Joyce

Committee Roster  

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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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Programs, Meetings & Events

Section Events

    Transpacific Partnership (TPP)


    The 6000 + page text of the TPP is finally public. The TPP is billed as one of the first trade agreements of the 21st century. The 12 member states of the TPP cover 40% of the worlds economy with 800 million consumers and a combined GDP of $28.5 trillion. But does this Mega-Deal live up to its hype? ...

    The Global Refugee Crisis, Part 1: A True Account of A Syrian Refugee's Journey to Safety.


    The situation is Syria has reached critical mass. An estimated 240,000 Syrian, including 12,000 children, have been killed since the outbreak of civil war in March 2011. Over 1 million have been wounded or permanently disabled. Approximately 12 million Syrians have fled their homes, taking refuge in ...

    Food Safety Modernization Act Regulations.


    In-Person Event at:The American Bar Association 1050 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 570 Washington, DC 20036 Dominic Veneziano, Chief, Import Operations, of the U.S. Food and Drug Adminstration will discuss the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and recent implementing regulations and the impact on the ...

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Modified by Emily Christiansen on September 3, 2015

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