51st Annual Academy of American and International Law

- in Plano, Texas, USA

The Center for American and International Law
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024
USA

Past Event

Overview

The Institute's premier annual event is the Academy of American and International Law. Since 1963, this multi-week program has attracted over 3,000 participants from 120 countries. Through its extraordinary classroom and extracurricular schedule, the Academy offers opportunities to forge valuable international relationships that last a lifetime.

This intensive, six-week course of study is designed for lawyers from outside the United States and focuses on U.S. law and international business transactions. Participants from more than 20 countries study and socialize together, learning from each other. They receive instruction from some of the best teachers and practitioners of international law from U.S. law schools, law firms, and corporations.

The practical curriculum includes both skills training and substantive law subjects (legal writing, negotiations, mediation, international arbitration and litigation, contracts, international business transactions, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, international taxation, and more).

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For more details, download the online brochure.

Who should attend?

The Academy is particularly valuable for non-U.S. lawyers who work for multi-national corporations or for law firms that represent either U.S. clients or multi-national clients with U.S. interests.

Here’s an overview of what you will gain:

  • Introduction to the U.S. legal system and a broad survey of the current state of international business law
  • Exposure to U.S. culture, including a wide variety of extra-curricular activities
  • Opportunity to sharpen your English language skills through immersion in English
  • Interaction with other participants, creating an unparalleled multi-cultural environment
  • Chance to form friendships and alliances that can last a lifetime

In 2013, the Academy hosted 59 participants from 26 nations. The 50 annual Academies have attracted participants from 120 countries, including attorneys, judges, law professors, and government officials. 

Associate members of the Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law may send a person to the six-week Academy for a tuition cost of just $2,500.

APPLY FOR SWIICL MEMBERSHIP ONLINE

Tuition

Participation in the six-week course is available for a tuition cost of $2,500 for members of the Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law.

Membership LevelDues for 2014Academy
Associate member
(organization)
$1,000 $2,500
Individual member $650 $2,850

Sponsorship Opportunities

Luncheon Sponsor - $2,500

  • Recognition as sole luncheon Sponsor
  • Recognition on luncheon signage
  • Recognition on all event-related materials
  • Opportunity to provide branded favors
  • Invitations for up to five (5) representatives to attend as guests

Networking Event* Sponsor - $2,500 (six available)

  • Recognition as sole event Sponsor
  • Recognition on all event-related materials
  • Opportunity to provide branded favors
  • Invitations for up to five (5) representatives to attend as guests

    *Choose from Rodeo, Baseball game, tour of Fort Worth, tour of Dallas, Memorial Day picnic or International Food Festival. 

One-Day Class Sponsor - $5,000

  • Recognition as sole class Sponsor
  • Recognition on all class-related materials
  • Opportunity to provide branded favors
  • Opportunity to address the class

Reception Sponsor - $5,000 (plus cost of reception)

  • Recognition as sole reception Sponsor
  • Recognition on reception signage
  • Recognition on all event-related materials
  • Opportunity to provide branded favors
  • Opportunity to address the crowd and/or lead tour of building

Welcome Reception - $7,500

  • Recognition as sole reception Sponsor
  • Recognition on reception signage
  • Recognition on all event-related materials
  • Opportunity to provide branded favors
  • Opportunity to address the crowd

Farewell Luncheon - $7,500

  • Recognition as sole luncheon Sponsor
  • Recognition on luncheon signage
  • Recognition on all event-related materials
  • Opportunity to provide branded favors
  • Opportunity to address the crowd

Farewell Party at South Fork Ranch - $10,000

  • Recognition as sole party Sponsor
  • Recognition on all event-related materials
  • Recognition on party signage
  • Opportunity to address the crowd
  • Opportunity to provide branded favors
  • Invitations for up to five (5) representatives to attend as guests

Two-Day Class Sponsor - $10,000

  • Recognition as sole class Sponsor
  • Recognition on all class-related materials
  • Opportunity to provide branded favors
  • Opportunity to address the class

Presenting Sponsor - $100,000

  • Recognition as sole Presenting Sponsor for the six-week 51st Academy of American and International Law
  • Recognition on all Academy materials
  • Recognition on all Academy signage
  • Opportunity to address crowd at orientation and farewell luncheon.
  • Initiations for up to ten (10) representatives to attend Academy events

Multi-year sponsorships available. Contact Mark Smith at msmith@cailaw.org for information.

Questions?  Please email Jasmine Hunt for additional information about The Academy.