ILSA Calls Applications for Student Directors 2020-2021

About the Organisation

The International Law Students Association is the home of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

As a non-profit association of students and lawyers who are dedicated to the promotion of international law, ILSA provides students with opportunities 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.

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2020-2021 ILSA Student Directors

Want to get more involved with ILSA? They are now accepting applications for Student Directors! Student Directors serve as Members of the ILSA Board of Directors for a one year term. Learn more about the position and how to apply below.

About the position

Every spring, ILSA’s Board of Directors selects three law students from around the world to serve as Student Directors.

Student Directors serve as ILSA Board Members and attend ILSA’s Board of Directors meetings (in person or by conference call), and communicate with schools in their region to help improve and increase participation in the Jessup Competition and other ILSA programming.

Student Directors are also invited to attend the Jessup International Rounds in Washington, DC and potentially other events. A modest financial stipend to support travel to these events is provided by ILSA. Terms begin in late June 2020 and will end in June 2021.


To be eligible to become a Student Director, one must be a current law student and remain a law student during their term of service on ILSA’s Board. Student Directors are eligible for reselection so long as they remain students.

How to apply

To apply, submit your curriculum vitae and a personal statement describing your reasons for wanting to serve as a Student Director.

Applicants may also choose to include a statement(s) of support from a third party (maximum of two).

All materials must be sent to [email protected] by 13 March 2020.

Selection criteria

Candidates will be reviewed by a committee of ILSA Board Members and voted on by the entire Board at the Spring Meeting. Student Directors will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • The commitment of the candidates to ILSA’s goals and to international legal education;
  • The competence and skills demonstrated by the candidates in their other activities;
  • The undertakings of the candidates that, absent an unanticipated emergency, they will in fact commit to completing their terms of office if they are selected; and
  • The need for the leadership of ILSA to reflect the diversity of its constituencies, in terms of geography, nationality, background, ethnicity, gender, religion, culture, and other variables.
Please email [email protected] with any questions regarding the application or selection process.
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