International Law Society

International Law Society Spring 2009 Semester Report


Our Semester


  • Together with our friends from the Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA) we hosted a panel on humanitarian needs in the Gaza Strip.
  • We hosted a brown bag lunch in the spring on refugees in Israel with Tally Kritzman, a Hauser Research Scholar.
  • We hosted our third annual trip to the United Nations. Fifteen J.D. and LL.M. students received a guided tour of the building. This year we had special access through the non-profit organization the Geneva International Model United Nations (GIMUN). We would like to extend special thanks to Ina Declerck for co-organizing this event.
  • This year our annual panel on international private practice featured three prominent practicing partners and associates from leading firms. This event continues to be a great success and remains one of ILS’s most eagerly anticipated events.
  • The third annual ILS/ALS International Food Festival again was a huge success!  Nearly every student organization from the South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA) to the Black American Law Students Association (BALSA) contributed. Over 150 students enjoyed a trendy mix of music from around the world and enjoyed food ranging from homemade Indian curry to American southern style cooking. ILS continues to use this event to celebrate the diversity of the NYU Law community and permit international students to show off their culinary skills. All proceeds went towards our favorite cause, the Fourth World Movement, an international NGO dedicated to promoting human rights and eradicating extreme poverty.
  • Immediately following the International Food Festival, this year we co-hosted with the Student Bar Association (SBA) a joint international Thursday night gathering. International students were to wear clothing indicative of their country and join everyone at the Peculiar Pub for drinks.

To Our Friends and New Members


  • Building upon the success we’ve had for the last three years, we will continue with our current board structure but with a new addition; we will have a position dedicated to international arbitration.
  • This year we had a fantastic L.L.M. Liaison, Eduard Alia, who brought his unique perspective and energy to the Board. We plan invite another L.L.M. Liaison for next year.
  • We continued to work closely with the countless faculty and administrators who have supported us over the years.  We with to express our gratitude for their incredible contributions.

We had a wonderful year, and we look forward to 2009–10.  Come join us!