Welcome to the Georgetown Society of International Law!
The Georgetown Society of International Law (GSIL) is open to all Georgetown Law students and faculty and aims to capitalize on the unique opportunities that Georgetown Law has to offer as an international-oriented law school in order to spur interest in and awareness of a wide variety of international law topics.
In the past, GSIL has planned brown bag lunches and panel events with Georgetown Law professors and speakers from such influential institutions as the IMF, the World Bank, the Cato Institute, and government agencies like the Department of Justice and the Department of State. GSIL has also organized embassy visits and a tour of the Pentagon. Our past events have covered topics in the following areas of international law: trade, finance, human rights, criminal law, military/national security, arbitration, immigration/refugee policy, environment, health, labor, EU law, piracy, and the law of the sea. We have also held events on foreign law, including several co-sponsored with Georgetown Law Asia. GSIL is a member-driven organization and we always encourage members to approach us if they have ideas for events or speakers in mind whom they would like to invite to Georgetown. In all of our events, we aim to provide a forum for discussion of the most pressing and interesting issues in a broad range of international law fields, and we frequently work with other student organizations that are more specialized in certain areas to co-sponsor events.
The Georgetown Society of International Law (GSIL) provides a forum for those interested in any aspect of international law -- private and public -- including human rights, trade, development, finance, international commercial arbitration, labor, environment, cyber and military law to discuss the most pressing issues in those fields.
GSIL invites professors and speakers from renowned institutions (IMF, World Bank, UN, etc.), government agencies (e.g. Department of State and Justice), as well as private practice lawyers to speak to students in intimate settings like brown-bag lunches as well as in more formal settings like panels. GSIL's signature event is its International Law Week that occurs every year in March and boasts a week of diverse events including panels, brown-bags, film screenings, and social events that help promote interest and discussion of various hot topics in international law.
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