International Law Committee

Who are we?

The International Law Committee is the newest and most exciting committee within NSW Young Lawyers. Our membership is made up of young legal practitioners and students who are passionate about getting involved in the practice of international law.

We focus on:

  • Public International Law;
  • International Dispute Resolution;
  • International IP, Communications and Technology Law;
  • International Maritime and Aviation Law;
  • International Humanitarian Law;
  • Private International Law;
  • International Trade Law; and
  • International Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources Law.

What do we do?

We aim to:

  • provide a forum for young practitioners and students to network with other practitioners who share an interest in this field;
  • broaden knowledge of public and private international law amongst the profession;
  • inform the profession of developments in international law which affect their practice;
  • offer professional development opportunities for young practitioners interested in the field of international law;
  • liaise with government bodies and international organisations on international legal issues and make submissions to these bodies where relevant;
  • monitor key international and domestic developments in this area, including Australia’s adherence to its international obligations; and
  • provide high-quality Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars on developments in international law and their effect on practitioners in New South Wales.

How do I get involved?

The Committee is open to all lawyers admitted in the jurisdiction of New South Wales who are under the age of 36 or who have been practising for less than five years, as well as law students.

The level of your involvement is up to you – you may wish to try your hand at writing an article, or organizing an event, or merely use the Committee to keep abreast of activities and events of interest to you.

To join the Committee’s email list, contact our Committee Chair.