Membership

Benefits of Becoming an ILA Member

The International Law Association was founded in Brussels in 1873. Its objectives are to promote “the study, clarification and development of international law, both public and private, and the furtherance of international understanding and respect for international law”. The ILA has consultative status, as an international non-governmental organisation, with a number of the United Nations specialised agencies.

The ILA has sixty branches worldwide and a growing membership of approximately 3,500 academics and practising professionals with an interest in international law. Membership of the Australian Branch is available to all persons interested in international law and includes lawyers in private practice, academia, government and the judiciary, as well as non-lawyer experts from commercial, industrial and financial spheres. Membership of the Australian Branch is for one calendar year; pursuant to a resolution of the Management Committee, members who join or renew their membership in the final quarter of the calendar year will automatically have their membership rolled over to the next calendar year at no extra charge.

Members of the Australian Branch receive:

  • Email updates on upcoming ILA events
  • Email updates on upcoming international law events in Australia
  • Ability to participate in the international law committees of the ILA (Australian Branch)
  • Ability to participate in the international law committees of the ILA Headquarters
  • Discounts on ILA conference fees and subscriptions
  • Discounts on ILA and international law events in Australia
  • The ILA (Australian Branch’s) International Law Bulletin
  • Access to the Members Area of the ILA Headquarters website
  • Access to INTERNATIONAL LAW FORUM DU DROIT INTERNATIONAL on the ILA Headquarters website
  • Access to ILA Conference Reports containing International Committees’ reports and a record of discussions
  • To be part of an increasing international community

All memberships expire on 1 January each year.

Full memberships and corporate memberships include a subscription to the Australian International Law Journal. Student members can choose to add a subscription to the Journal to their membership.

To apply for membership, please visit the membership application page. If you are unsure of your current membership status, please email assistantsecretary@ila.org.au.