ASIL Endowment

Supporting Education and Outreach on International Law

The ASIL Endowment for International Law generates income to support and perpetuate the Society’s educational programs and to advance its mission of fostering the study of international law and promoting international relations on the basis of law and justice.  For example, in recent years it has supported the following activities:

  • Outreach tours for international legal figures, such as Judge Joan Donoghue of the International Court of Justice, Judge Diego Garcia-Sayan of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda.
  • Educational programs and resources for a variety of constituencies ranging from secondary schools students to U.S. federal judges.
  • Research and policy dialogue on current issues in international law, such as the legal framework for counter-terrorism operations, U.S. policy toward the International Criminal Court, and issues relating to treaty implementation in the United States.
  • Debating current issues in the law of war

  • Creating dialog on legal frameworks and int'l law

  • Students explore career paths in int'l law

  • Building int'l law societies across the globe

The Endowment is a board designated fund.  Any changes in the purpose of the Endowment or in the proportion of Endowment funds used to support its intended purpose require Executive Council approval as set forth in ASIL’s Constitution and Regulations, Section VIII, paragraph 5.