Women in International Law Interest Group Seeks Mentors and Mentees!


The American Society of International Law (ASIL) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational membership organization founded in 1906 and chartered by Congress in 1950. ASIL has a number of interest groups, one of which is the Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG). WILIG is now launching a mentoring program, matching female law students or new attorneys interested in professional development in the international law field with experienced female international lawyers. This mentoring program is the first of its kind in the international law arena and is designed to foster a new generation of female international lawyers.

The mentoring program runs from Fall 2013 through Spring 2014, and applications are being accepted through July 1, 2013. Mentoring takes place locally, in a group setting, with a maximum of four mentees for every mentor. Mentors and mentees meet in person several times during the course of an academic year to discuss topics and engage in activities designed to help junior women enter and be successful in international law. Mentors will be provided with pre-planned meeting topics to structure meetings for their groups. Upon finishing the requirements of the one-year program, all participants will receive a certificate of completion.

For more information, or to sign up, please click here.