The International Law Society at Southwestern serves as a forum for students who are interested in different aspects of international law. Meetings are usually held once a month and all interested students are invited to participate.
On-Campus Speakers Program
The International Law Society sponsors an on-campus speakers program, which includes presentations by judges and leading law practitioners on such diverse topics as international trade, human rights, and the effect of international law on United States policy. This year, the Society will continue to increase students' exposure to the many and varied career opportunities in international law.
Regional and National Activities
Southwestern's International Law Society is affiliated with the Association of Student International Law Societies and the American Society of International Law that organizes regional conferences and sponsors the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition. In the past, Southwestern's Jessup team has taken several First Place Team awards in the Western Regional Rounds and has also received the Best Brief award in the international competition.
Members of Southwestern's International Law Society are fortunate to have Professor Robert Lutz - past chair of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association, past editor-in-chief of The International Lawyer and former chair of the International Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools - as the faculty advisor. Professor Lutz has extensive experience in the field of international law and may be contacted by students for both academic and career consultation.
If you would like to get involved with the International Law Society or would like more information, please contact us at SWILSociety@gmail.com.