Resources

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

Bar Associations:

The District of Columbia Bar
http://www.dcbar.org

American Bar Association, Section of International Law
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/international_law.html

American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution
http://www.americanbar.org/groups/dispute_resolution.html

Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Young Lawyers Section
http://www.badc.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=3318

Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia
http://www.wbadc.org

Washington Bar Association
http://www.washingtonbar.org/

Greater Washington Area Chapter, Woman Lawyers Division, National Bar Association
http://www.gwacbar.org/

Hispanic Bar Association of DC
http://www.hbadc.org/

Federal Bar Association, Capitol Hill Chapter
http://fedbar.org/Chapters/Capitol-Hill-Chapter.aspx

Federal Communications Bar Association
http://www.fcba.org/

Inter-American Bar Association, D.C. Chapter
http://www.iaba.org/site/

American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists
http://www.jewishlawyers.org/

Association of Nigerian Lawyers, Metropolitan DC
https://www.anlaw-mdc.org/

American Immigration Lawyers Association
http://www.ailadc.org/

Energy Bar Association
http://www.eba-net.org/

Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area
http://www.apaba-dc.org/

D.C. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
http://www.dcacdl.org/

International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association
http://www.itctla.org/

Iranian American Bar Association, D.C. Chapter
http://www.iaba.us/chapters/washington-d-c/

Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington
http://www.tla-dc.org/dc/

LGBT Bar Association of the District of Columbia
http://www.gaylaw.org/

Vietnamese American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, DC Area
http://www.vabadc.com/

Native American Bar Association of Washington
http://nabadc.com/

Washington Council of Lawyers
http://www.washingtoncounciloflawyers.org/

 

Other Non-Governmental Legal Organizations:

American Society of International Law
http://www.asil.org

International Law Institute
http://www.ili.org

Due Process of Law Foundation
http://www.dplf.org/es

The Center for Justice and International Law
http://cejil.org/en

Role of Law Initiative
http://www.americanbar.org/advocacy/rule_of_law.html

Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
http://www.ciel.org/

Environmental Law Institute
http://www.eli.org/

Eyptian-American Rule of Law Association
http://www.earla.org/

World Jurist Association
http://www.worldjurist.org/

International Judicial Academy
http://www.ijaworld.org/

 

Think Tanks

Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
http://www.wilsoncenter.org

The Brookings Institution
http://www.brookings.edu

Center for Strategic & International Studies
http://www.csis.org

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
http://www.carnegieendowment.org

American Enterprise Institute
http://www.aei.org/policy/

CATO Institute
http://www.cato.org/

The Heritage Foundation
http://www.heritage.org/

RAND Corporation
http://www.rand.org/

Pew Research Center
http://www.pewresearch.org/

The International Institute for Strategic Studies
http://www.iiss.org/

Council on Foreign Relations
http://www.cfr.org/

Brennan Center for Justice
http://www.brennancenter.org/

Center for Global Development
http://www.cgdev.org/

The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation
http://armscontrolcenter.org/

Center for International Policy
http://www.ciponline.org/

 

U.S. Executive Departments and Governmental Agencies:

Department of Commerce
http://www.commerce.gov

Department of Defense
http://www.defense.gov/

Department of Energy
http://energy.gov/

Department of Homeland Security
http://www.dhs.gov/

Department of Justice
http://www.justice.gov/

Department of State
http://www.state.gov

Department of the Interior
http://www.doi.gov/index.cfm

Department of Treasury
http://www.treasury.gov

U.S. Agency for International Development
http://www.usaid.gov

Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
http://www.ustr.gov

Overseas Private Investment Corporation
http://www.opic.gov

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
http://www.justice.gov/fcsc/

U.S. Trade and Development Agency
http://www.ustda.gov/

United States International Trade Commission
http://www.usitc.gov/

Export-Import Bank of the United States
http://www.exim.gov/

Federal Trade Commission
http://www.ftc.gov/

Millennium Challenge Corporation
http://www.mcc.gov

Internal Revenue Service
http://www.irs.gov/

 

International Institutions:

World Bank
http://www.worldbank.org

International Monetary Fund
http://www.imf.org

International Finance Corporation
http://www.ifc.org

International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
https://icsid.worldbank.org/ICSID/Index.jsp

Inter-American Development Bank
http://www.iadb.org

Organization of American States
http://www.oas.org/en/default.asp

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
http://www.oas.org/en/iachr/

Pan American Health Organization
http://www.paho.org/

International Committee of the Red Cross
http://www.icrc.org/eng/

 

Other International Organizations with Offices in DC:

United Nations Information Center
http://www.unicwash.org/

United Nations Development Programme
http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home.html

United Nations Environment Programme
http://www.unep.org/

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
http://www.unhcr.org/cgi-bin/texis/vtx/home

United Nations Population Fund
http://www.unfpa.org/public/

United Nations Industrial Development Organization
http://www.unido.org/

United Nations Relief Work Agency
http://www.unrwa.org/

United Nations Foundation
http://www.unfoundation.org

United Nations Association
http://www.unanca.org/

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
http://www.eclac.org/

Food and Agricultural Organization, Liaison Office for North America
http://www.fao.org/north-america/en/

Global Environment Facility
http://www.thegef.org/gef/home

International Atomic Energy
http://www.iaea.org/

International Fund for Agricultural Development
http://www.ifad.org/

International Labour Organization
http://www.ilo.org/

International Organization for Migration
http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home.html

World Food Program
http://www.wfp.org/

 

District of Columbia Area Law Schools:

American University, Washington College of Law
http://www.wcl.american.edu

Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
http://www.law.edu

George Mason University School of Law
http://www.gmu.edu/departments/law

The George Washington University Law School
http://www.law.gwu.edu

Georgetown University Law Center
http://www.law.georgetown.edu

Howard University School of Law
http://www.law.howard.edu

University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clark School of Law
http://www.law.udc.edu

University of Maryland School of Law
http://www.law.umaryland.edu

University of Virginia School of Law
http://www.law.virginia.edu/

University of Baltimore School of Law
http://law.ubalt.edu/

William and Mary Law School
http://law.wm.edu/

 

Libraries and Publications:

U.S. Library of Congress, Foreign and International Law
http://www.loc.gov/law/help/foreign.php

U.S. Library of Congress, Global Legal Information Catalog
http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/Glic?home

Department of State, Private International Law Database
http://www.state.gov/www/global/legal_affairs/private_intl_law.html

Department of State, Digest of United States Practice in International Law
http://www.state.gov/s/l/c8183.htm

United Nations, Audiovisual Library of International Law
http://www.un.org/law/avl/

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Collection of National Copyrights Laws
http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=14076&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

International Labour Organization, NATLEX Database
http://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex_browse.home

EISIL Electronic Information System for International Law
http://www.eisil.org/

Cornell University Law School, Legal Information Institute
http://www.law.cornell.edu/world/

Duke University, Public Documents and Maps, International
http://library.duke.edu/pubdocs/international/index.html

New York University, Foreign Databases by Jurisdiction
http://www.law.nyu.edu/library/research/foreign_intl/foreigndatabasesbyjurisdiction/index.htm

Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, Library
http://isdc.ch/

 

Foreign and International Law Research Guides Online:

ASIL, Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law
http://www.asil.org/erg/

Georgetown University, Foreign and Comparative Law Research Guide
http://www.law.georgetown.edu/library/research/guides/ForeignandComparativeLaw.cfm

Cornell University, Foreign and International Law Guide
http://library2.lawschool.cornell.edu/ForeignLawGuide/

Duke University, Foreign and Comparative Law Research Guide
http://law.duke.edu/lib/foreign/

New York University, Basic Guide to Researching Foreign Law
http://law.duke.edu/lib/foreign/

 

Internet Sources for International Law:

World Legal Information Institute
http://www.worldlii.org/

EUR-Lex European Union Law
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/

JuriGlobe
http://www.juriglobe.ca/eng/

Foreign Law Research
http://ials.sas.ac.uk/flare/flare.htm

The Library Network
http://jolis.worldbankimflib.org/external.htm

Interights
http://www.interights.org/commonwealth-and-international-law-database/index.html

ENTRI Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators
http://sedac.ciesin.org/entri/

Investment Treaty Arbitration
http://www.italaw.com/

Global Arbitration Review
http://www.globalarbitrationreview.com/

 

International Law Blogs:

International Law Reporter
http://ilreports.blogspot.com/

International Law Observer
http://www.internationallawobserver.eu/blogroll/

International Law Prof Blog
http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/

IntLawGrrls
http://www.intlawgrrls.com/

Comparative Law Blog
http://www.comparativelawblog.blogspot.com/

Opinio Juris
http://opiniojuris.org/

EJIL Talk, Blog of the European Journal of International Law
http://www.ejiltalk.org/

Exploring International Law
http://blogs.georgetown.edu/?blogID=2