2018 Biennial Conference of the International Law Association

The Global Pro Bono Bar is pleased to announce the organization of multiple teams of volunteer researchers hailing from four continents who are working collaboratively in support of the development of public interest legal scholarship for the biennial conference of the International Law Association to be held in Sydney, Australia in August, 2018 (information about the conference is available here:  https://www.ila2018.org.au/).  Each team has been organized to develop research on a different aspect of international public interest scholarship for the panel discussion The Role of Public Interest Engagement in Developing International Law:  From Pro Bono Practice to Private Sector Involvement.

The Global Pro Bono Bar's volunteer research teams include law students from The Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC and the National University of Singapore as well as team leaders who are experienced legal professionals or academics from Asia, Australia, and Europe.  In the true spirit of The Global Pro Bono Bar, the volunteers are working hard to assist the following esteemed panelists in the development of their papers, which will address multiple aspects of the panel topic as follows:

  • Tawanda Hondora of Humanity United, addressing The Role of Civil Society in the Development of International Law Through Strategic Litigation in Challenging Times
  • Robert Houston of The Global Pro Bono Bar Associationaddressing Officers of the Court: Professional Responsibility & Public Interest Engagement in an Age of Globalization
  • Hannah Lim of LexisNexis-Southeast Asia, addressing The Role of Technology in the Development of International Law
  • John F Sullivan III of K&L Gates, addressing The Role of Corporate Best Practices in the Development of International Law: Due Diligence in Supply Chain Management and Evolving State Practice [Co-authored with CEO Matt Friedman of The Mekong Club & Professor Robert Stumberg of The Georgetown University Law Center]

Stay tuned for updates on the development of future scholarly research projects like the above as well as other projects developed by The Global Pro Bono Bar as we work to advance the understanding of public interest advocacy and pro bono engagement within the global legal profession.