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New Member & Law Student Outreach Committee

New Member & Law Student Outreach Committee

About the Commitee

The Law Student, LLM Student, and New Lawyer Outreach Committee is focused on the networking, education, and professional development of committee members and includes partnering with other Section committees on substantive legal topics of interest to law students and young lawyers. The Committee will be working on programming and other initiatives to help committee members navigate the Section and the ABA that includes a mentorship program, career events and opportunities to publish, speak at and organize committee programs.

Outreach Committee Projects & Events

Mentorship Program

The ABA Section of International Law is proud to offer a mentorship program for law students and new lawyers. Experienced section members serve as a valuable resource for the next generation of attorneys in areas such as career development, networking, exposure to different fields of international law, and managing work/life balance. If you are interested in being assigned a mentor, you can fill out the online form at the following link: Mentorship Online Form

If you are a more experienced section member and are interested in becoming a mentor for a law student or new lawyer, you can use the same link above to complete the mentorship form.


Pathways and International Law Bootcamp

The Outreach Committee is pleased to serve as a coordinating entity for the organization of Pathways to Employment in International Law and International Law Bootcamp Programs for law students, LLM students, and new lawyers. These programs are designed to introduce students to the ABA Section of International Law, the plethora of practice areas related to International Law, and the stories of practicing attorneys engaged in International Law.

If you are interested in organizing one or both of these programs in your region or at your law school, please contact Outreach Co-Chair Stephen George for more information.

Please check back on this page for details of upcoming Pathways and Bootcamp Programs!


Your Path to Leadership

As a law student or new lawyer, the ABA can seem like a daunting organization. With over 400,000 members and more than 3,500 different entities, the ABA is an enormous organization, but it is full of opportunities for learning, leadership, and both personal and professional growth. The ABA Section of International Law’s Law Student, LLM Student, and New Lawyer Outreach Committee is here to help you find your way to involvement in the Section and the greater ABA.


The Section of International Law has innumerable possibilities for law students and new lawyers to get involved, and we readily welcome new faces into leadership positions. The best way to start is by getting involved in a committee, whether it is the Outreach Committee or one of the Section’s over 60+ other committees. By volunteering to help out on a committee project, writing an article for a committee newsletter or other publication, or taking part in a committee event, you can quickly find yourself on the path to leadership. 

Learn more about committees here.


Have an event of interest to Outreach?

If you are participating in, sponsoring, or just attending an event you think Outreach members should know about or would like your event posted on the Outreach webpage, please e-mail Outreach Co-Chair Stephen George

(*Note:Outreach reserves the right to restrict postings in accordance with ABA policies.)

Keep checking here for more information on what's happening with Outreach!


Student Headquarters

Remember to check the Student Headquarters page for information and programs designed for law students!



George, Stephen
Prestia, Joseph


Fitzgerald, Elizabeth
Tamer, Deniz


Friedman, Scott

Committee Roster  

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Conference Calls

Outreach Committee Conference Calls are regularly held every third Thursday of the month at 12:30PM Eastern time. Join the committee and watch for email reminders with call-in details.

SIL and Outreach on Social Media

Sites of Interest

Programs, Meetings, & Events

Section Events

    2018 Investment Arbitration & Trans-Pacific Transactions Conference

    Maxwell Chambers

    *Reduced rate hotel accommodations are available for registered attendees to request the list of reduced rate hotels that has been prepared by our hosting venue, Maxwell Chambers, please email Day 1: There will be panel discussions that explore recent ...

    Employment Law World Tour: Employment Law in Australia.


    The SIL Employment Committee is embarking on a World Tour of employment law! Our members have volunteered to share their expertise on employment law in their jurisdictions through quick, focused teleconferences that will occur on a regular basis during the 2017/18 season. The teleconferences will follow ...

    Challenging the Perception of Risk in Africa


    This conference will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence in Cape Town. A block of reduced rate rooms has been arranged at the host hotel. The direct booking link is listed in the left hand navigation of the website. The hotel booking deadline is April 19th. Register before April 21st ...

Modified by Sophie Wilmot on September 1, 2017

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