54th 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 1964, 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, five-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 an impressive faculty and 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, international arbitration and litigation, international business transactions, mergers and acquisitions, international taxation, and more).

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About the Academy

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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
  • Practical instruction that will assist you in representing your clients
  • 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

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 2017Academy
Associate member
(organization)
$1,000 $2,500
Individual member $650 $2,850

Schedule and Faculty

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Note: Classes begin at 9 AM, break for lunch around 12 PM, reconvene at 1:15 PM and conclude at 4:15 PM.

Faculty

The faculty includes distinguished scholars and practicing lawyers with national and international experience in legal, business and public affairs. Among the faculty:  Bryan Garner, Chief Editor of Black’s Law Dictionary; Susan Karamanian, Associate Dean of George Washington University law School; Stanley Siegel, Professor Emeritus at New York University School of Law; and Charles Gustafson, Professor at Georgetown University Law Center.  The program emphasizes practical approaches for people engaged in transnational legal and economic relationships. 

Hear from Academy faculty member, Bryan A. Garner

Sponsorship Opportunities

Networking Event Sponsor - $2,000 (green star) (five available)

  • Recognition as sole event Sponsor
  • Recognition on all event-related materials
  • Opportunity to provide branded favors and/or promotional materials
  • Invitations for up to five (5) representatives to attend as guests
    • Choices: Rodeo, Rangers Baseball Game, Tour of Fort Worth, Memorial Day Picnic, International Food Festival

Luncheon Sponsor - $2,500 (blue star)

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

Reception Sponsor - $3,500 (yellow star) (plus cost of reception at host site)

  • Recognition as sole reception Sponsor
  • Recognition on reception signage
  • Recognition on all event-related materials
  • Opportunity to provide branded favors and/or promotional materials
  • Opportunity to address the class and/or lead tour of building
    *Available only if Full Day Headline Sponsorship has not been purchased.

Canvas Bag Sponsor - $4,500 (purple star)

  • Logo on all Welcome Canvas Bags to be used for the six week course and to take home

Full Day Class Headline Sponsor - $5,000 (as marked on calendar + cost of reception)

  • Recognition as sole class Sponsor
  • Recognition on class day signage (dedicated poster)
  • Logo on the downloadable class materials website
  • Logo on the SWIICL website
  • Logo on Academy Welcome Binder
  • Opportunity to provide branded favors and/or promotional materials
  • Opportunity to address the class to offer practical guidance on that day’s topic (1 hour total)
  • Opportunity to host a Networking Reception at your Law Firm/Company
  • Promotional slide/video (if provided) played at beginning of session

Welcome Reception - $7,500 (red star)

  • Recognition as sole reception Sponsor
  • Recognition on reception signage
  • Recognition on all event-related materials
  • Logo on the SWIICL website
  • Logo on Academy Welcome Binder
  • Opportunity to provide branded favors and/or promotional materials
  • Opportunity to address the class

Farewell Luncheon - $7,500 (orange star)

  • Recognition as sole luncheon Sponsor
  • Recognition on luncheon signage
  • Recognition on all event-related materials
  • Logo on the SWIICL website
  • Logo on Academy Welcome Binder
  • Opportunity to provide branded favors and/or promotional materials
  • Opportunity to address the class

Farewell Party at South Fork Ranch - $10,000 (orange star)

  • Recognition as sole party Sponsor
  • Recognition on all event-related materials
  • Recognition on party signage
  • Logo on the SWIICL website
  • Logo on Academy Welcome Binder
  • Opportunity to address the class
  • Opportunity to provide branded favors and/or promotional materials
  • Invitations for up to five (5) representatives to attend as guests

Presenting Sponsor - $100,000

  • Recognition as sole Presenting Sponsor for the six-week 52nd Academy of American and International Law
  • Recognition on all Academy materials
  • Recognition on all Academy signage
  • Opportunity to address class at orientation and farewell luncheon
  • Opportunity to provide branded favors and/or promotional materials
  • Invitations for up to ten (10) representatives to attend Academy events

Please contact Jasmine Hunt at jhunt@cailaw.org.

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