southwestern institute for international and comparative law

Connecting Lawyers around the World

Members from 50 countries and participants from 120 countries (in green). Lifelong friendships are common.

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The Academy – 50 Years in the Making

$2,500 for 6 weeks of interactive classes with Bryan A. Garner, the Editor-in-Chief of Black’s Law Dictionary and some of the best law professors in the U.S.

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With Academy participants from 120 countries, Alumni have become Heads of State, Supreme Court Justices, Cabinet Ministers, and leaders in the international legal community.

Our Storey Award

Activities include law firm receptions, a rodeo, a baseball game, tours of Dallas and Fort Worth, a chance to build friendships with local hosts - plus lifetime membership in the worldwide Alumni Association.

Upcoming Alumni Meeting

Other Programs, Events and Projects

Advanced education with in-house and law firm faculty from more than 10 countries.

Our Annual Symposium

Annual opportunity to network with in-house and private firm lawyers from around the world.

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A special, practice-oriented Academy for lawyers from U.S. and other common-law countries.

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Benefits of Membership

For $1,000 per year, membership on the Advisory Board, reduced tuition to the Academy, free tuition for four people to the Symposium, and numerous networking opportunities.

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For example, the 2012 faculty included the Editor-in-Chief of Black’s Law Dictionary and the General Counsel of ExxonMobil.

Our Academy program curriculum

The Advisory Board has distinguished lawyers from major corporations and private firms in more than 20 countries.

Meet our members

The Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law is a membership organization that offers continuing education programs for in-house and private practice lawyers who practice international business law.  It promotes the rule of law in the international community and, counting all of its programs, has had participants from more than 120 countries.