The International Law Students Association is a non-profit association of students and lawyers who are dedicated to the promotion of international law. ILSA provides students with opportunity to study, research, and network in the international legal arena. The organization's activities include academic conferences, publications, the global coordination of student organizations, and the administration of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
Chief Communications Officer:
West Virginia University College of Law
Descriptions of the officer positions can be found here.
Three elected student officers manage chapter activities and serve as representatives for the organization: the student president, the student vice president, and the student chief communications officer. These officers are also voting members of the ILSA Board of Directors.
ILSA is currently accepting Student Officer Nominations. Nominations must be submitted to [email protected] no later than April 10, 2017.
Student-members from any ILSA Chapter may run for an elected office. To run, a student must submit a Declaration of Candidacy Form along with their Statement of Intent and a photograph to the ILSA Executive Office at [email protected] The Statement of Intent is written by the student-candidate and must include the candidate’s qualifications (involvement with ILSA, leadership experience, etc.), reasons for seeking office, and goals for ILSA during the designated academic year. Candidates may also include additional information. There is no set format for the Statement of Intent. These documents must be sent to [email protected].
Student-candidates must conduct their campaigns according to the following rules:
1. Candidates may not campaign by sending ILSA members emails, mailings, or any by making other postings online or otherwise.
2. A candidate who attends Spring Congress may campaign for him or herself only at the Spring Congress meeting and not before.
3. Posters, flyers, buttons and all other election propaganda are prohibited.
4. The current student officers may not actively support or campaign for a candidate. HOWEVER, current student officers seeking reelection or election to a different officer may campaign for themselves.
5. The ILSA Executive Office will send all of the Statements of Intent it receives to registered ILSA Chapters by a previously specified date. All Chapter members should review the Statements of Intent before voting for candidates.
All ILSA Chapters and Individual Members may vote in the Student Officer Elections. Each candidate's Statements of Intent will be circulated to all ILSA Chapter Members by email prior to the election
Voting will take place via an online voting platform from April 20 to May 5. Each Chapter will be sent a link to access the online voting platform. Each Chapter may vote ONE time.