International Law


What we do

The International Law Sub-Committee provides a platform for early career lawyers with an interest in international affairs and international law (both public and private) to come together to discuss international trends and legal developments. Overall, the Sub-Committee seeks to provide a supportive environment for law students and early career lawyers to advance their career in international law and foster valuable professional and personal relationships.

Our initiatives

  • The International Law Sub-Committee meets monthly to organise Sub-Committee projects and to discuss current developments in international law, international affairs and professional practice. At these monthly meetings members get the opportunity to learn from distinguished speakers about issues ranging from human rights, criminal, humanitarian law, investment treaty and cross border disputes, to name a few.
  • Subscribers are encouraged to present on topics of interest and practise presenting to their peers in a supportive environment. Additional initiatives include drafting publications, writing submissions to Senate inquires, organising panel events and a series on various international law subjects.
  • Annual events ran by the Sub-Committee include the NSW Young Lawyers and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators International Commercial Arbitration Moot as well as the International Law Seminar Series.
  • The International Law Sub-Committee also offers networking opportunities for its subscribers through social events and collaborations with international organisations such as the Australian Institute of International Affairs (AIIA), International Bar Association (IBA), International Law Association (ILA) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Australia (CIArb).
  • A key focus for the Sub-Committee is to provide its subscribers with opportunities to develop professional skills such as management of Sub-Committee projects, events and legal writing as well as encouraging its members to propose ideas.

Who we are

Chair: Caity Allen
Vice Chair: vacant
Secretary: vacant

What’s happening

Visit our FacebookLinkedIn and Instagram pages for information about our upcoming meetings and events. 

When do we meet?

Monthly - Second Tuesday

View agendas, minutes online meeting details

13 February 2024 6:00pm

9 July 2024 6:00pm

12 March 2024 6:00pm

13 August 2024 6:00pm

9 April 2024 6:00pm

10 September 2024 6:00pm

14 May 2024 6:00pm

8 October 2024 6:00pm

11 June 2024 6:00pm

12 November 2024 6:00pm

Policy submissions

You can view the NSW Young Lawyers International Law Sub-Committee policy submissions here.