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About Our Section

The International Section is a dynamic and diverse group of attorneys located across the globe who practice or otherwise have a special interest in international law. The section has approximately 1800 members worldwide and is dedicated to the promotion of the international practice of law on all planes of international life, whether commercially, or for the public good and the support of the rule of law throughout the world. Licensed attorneys in all jurisdictions are invited to join the New York State Bar Association and NYSBA International.

The Section has more than 40 substantive law committees, and, if you practice outside of the United States, over 65 chapters internationally. There are committees on areas of interest such as: International Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, Human Rights, Trade, Financial Services, Immigration, Corporate Counsel, Arbitration, Litigation and Tax. There are chapters throughout Europe, North and South America, Asia, and Oceania, with members in nearly every jurisdiction around the world.

Message from the Section Chair

“Our ever-growing global community is committed to offering the International Section’s benefits to lawyers and law students with interests in the practice of law globally. Whether you’re looking for lawyers in your practice area, or to network for a job or an internship, or simply to discover those areas of international practice that most interest you, we’re here for you.”

-Jay Himes
Jay Himes
How our Members Benefit

How Our Members Benefit

  • Opportunities to meet and tap into attorneys worldwide with expertise across virtually all areas of international and local law
  • Stay current with important developments in international law
  • Participate and attend section conferences and chapter events

Our Publication

Our Publication

The New York International Law Review, devoted to substantive studies of U.S. and international jurisprudence bearing on important issues of international law.

The International Law Practicum, devoted to information about cross-border and transnational legal issues for international practitioners.

The New York International Chapter News providing news on current issues and updates to international law, country news, member news, firm news and Section activities.


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