Connecting members with a wealth of resources in the nation’s capital.

Bar Associations:

The District of Columbia Bar

American Bar Association, Section of International Law

American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution

Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Young Lawyers Section

Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Washington Bar Association

Greater Washington Area Chapter, Woman Lawyers Division, National Bar Association

Hispanic Bar Association of DC

Federal Bar Association, Capitol Hill Chapter

Federal Communications Bar Association

Inter-American Bar Association, D.C. Chapter

American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists

Association of Nigerian Lawyers, Metropolitan DC

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Energy Bar Association

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area

D.C. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association

Iranian American Bar Association, D.C. Chapter

Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington

LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Vietnamese American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, DC Area

Native American Bar Association of Washington

Washington Council of Lawyers


Other Non-Governmental Legal Organizations:

American Society of International Law

International Law Institute

Due Process of Law Foundation

The Center for Justice and International Law

Role of Law Initiative

Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Environmental Law Institute

Eyptian-American Rule of Law Association

World Jurist Association

International Judicial Academy


Think Tanks

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

The Brookings Institution

Center for Strategic & International Studies

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

American Enterprise Institute

CATO Institute

The Heritage Foundation

RAND Corporation

Pew Research Center

The International Institute for Strategic Studies

Council on Foreign Relations

Brennan Center for Justice

Center for Global Development

The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Center for International Policy


U.S. Executive Departments and Governmental Agencies:

Department of Commerce

Department of Defense

Department of Energy

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Justice

Department of State

Department of the Interior

Department of Treasury

U.S. Agency for International Development

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission

U.S. Trade and Development Agency

United States International Trade Commission

Export-Import Bank of the United States

Federal Trade Commission

Millennium Challenge Corporation

Internal Revenue Service


International Institutions:

World Bank

International Monetary Fund

International Finance Corporation

International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

Inter-American Development Bank

Organization of American States

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Pan American Health Organization

International Committee of the Red Cross


Other International Organizations with Offices in DC:

United Nations Information Center

United Nations Development Programme

United Nations Environment Programme

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

United Nations Population Fund

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

United Nations Relief Work Agency

United Nations Foundation

United Nations Association

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Food and Agricultural Organization, Liaison Office for North America

Global Environment Facility

International Atomic Energy

International Fund for Agricultural Development

International Labour Organization

International Organization for Migration

World Food Program


District of Columbia Area Law Schools:

American University, Washington College of Law

Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

George Mason University School of Law

The George Washington University Law School

Georgetown University Law Center

Howard University School of Law

University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clark School of Law

University of Maryland School of Law

University of Virginia School of Law

University of Baltimore School of Law

William and Mary Law School


Libraries and Publications:

U.S. Library of Congress, Foreign and International Law

U.S. Library of Congress, Global Legal Information Catalog

Department of State, Private International Law Database

Department of State, Digest of United States Practice in International Law

United Nations, Audiovisual Library of International Law

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Collection of National Copyrights Laws

International Labour Organization, NATLEX Database

EISIL Electronic Information System for International Law

Cornell University Law School, Legal Information Institute

Duke University, Public Documents and Maps, International

New York University, Foreign Databases by Jurisdiction

Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, Library


Foreign and International Law Research Guides Online:

ASIL, Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law

Georgetown University, Foreign and Comparative Law Research Guide

Cornell University, Foreign and International Law Guide

Duke University, Foreign and Comparative Law Research Guide

New York University, Basic Guide to Researching Foreign Law


Internet Sources for International Law:

World Legal Information Institute

EUR-Lex European Union Law


Foreign Law Research

The Library Network


ENTRI Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators

Investment Treaty Arbitration

Global Arbitration Review


International Law Blogs:

International Law Reporter

International Law Observer

International Law Prof Blog


Comparative Law Blog

Opinio Juris

EJIL Talk, Blog of the European Journal of International Law

Exploring International Law