The International Law Society (ILS) is a student club at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Being the only club at the Faculty that encompasses all areas of international law, It aims primarily to promote an understanding of public and private international law to the law student community, particularly towards students who are interested in exploring the field as a potential academic or professional pursuit. The club is also designed to encourage discussions between scholars and the broader legal community on international law topics, and to generate debate and knowledge around pressing international law subjects. To achieve its goals, the ILS hosts speaker events, organizes firm tours, and plans small- and large-scale events on topical developments in international law. 

In the past, the ILS has hosted lunchtime panels on topics ranging from international trade to terrorism to international law in-practice. The ILS has also taken a leadership role in the Canadian International Law Students’ Conference (CILSC), a joint initiative organized and run by students at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School. The CILSC provides a forum for law students, academics, practitioners, and leaders in the field of international law to exchange ideas in a collegial atmosphere. Past keynote speakers include Denis Halliday (former UN Assistant Secretary-General), John Hancock (Senior Advisor to the Director-General of the WTO), Bill Graham (former minister of Foreign Affairs), and the Honourable Romeo A. Dallaire.

For more information on the International Law Society, or to join our mailing list, please contact toronto.ils@gmail.com. You can also follow ILS on our Facebook page: @ILSUTLaw.

The 2019-2020 ILS Executive is as follows:

Co-Presidents:

Sophie Barnett                                                Spencer Nestico-Semianiw

sophie.barnett@mail.utoronto.ca                  spencer.nesticosemianiw@mail.utoronto.ca

1L Representatives:

Jonathan Hou                                                  Myim Bakan Kline      

jonathan.hou@mail.utoronto.ca                    myim.bakankline@mail.utoronto.ca

Natasha Williams

natasham.williams@mail.utoronto.ca