The Center for American and International Law Celebrates 75 Years in 2022

For 75 years, The Center for American and International Law "CAIL" has dedicated itself to the advancement of justice through the education of tens of thousands of lawyers and law enforcement professionals in the United States and throughout the world. In recognition of this momentous occasion, CAIL will showcase its impact through a yearlong celebration highlighting the Dallas-based nonprofit organization's rich history and emphasizing the importance of the rule of law in a functioning civil society.

"When Dean Robert G. Storey founded CAIL in 1947, it was the first legal center of its kind in the United States," said T.L. Cubbage, president. "In the 75 years since, CAIL's programs, research, conferences, publications, and events have not only held the industry to a higher standard but have also indirectly impacted thousands of communities domestically and abroad. We look forward to celebrating this milestone year while also building on our vision to ensure CAIL's impact is felt for generations to come."

CAIL will kick off its 75th Anniversary events on Wednesday, January 26, with a special virtual event about the Rule of Law, Pursuing Justice: A Conversation with Judge Patrick Higginbotham & Professor Michael Tigar, featuring the Hon. Patrick Higginbotham, senior judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and Professor Michael E. Tigar, American criminal defense attorney and human rights activist. Cubbage, CAIL’s president and a former judicial clerk for Higginbotham, will moderate the event.

What to Expect in 2022

  • 75th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign: We honor the past by enriching the future. Donations to the 75th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign will support CAIL's institutes, special programs, research, publications, and events to advance and improve the quality of the justice system for decades to come.
  • Planned Programs and Events: Four 75th Anniversary substantive events will be held throughout 2022, celebrating and advancing aspects of the Rule of Law.
  • Visiting Fellows: Internationally known human rights lawyer Hauwa Ibrahim and the Honorable Jimmie M. Edwards, former St. Louis 22nd Circuit judge and former public safety director for the City of St. Louis, will represent CAIL at CAIL's institute's flagship events and other public events throughout the United States.
  • Commemorative Book: A limited-edition book compilation of essays and documents that showcase CAIL's history, evolving goals, and lasting achievements over the past 75 years.
  • 75th Anniversary Gala: The jubilee year events will close with a special 75th Anniversary Gala featuring a keynote speaker and award.

CAIL has launched a 75th Anniversary website at to provide a robust multimedia experience that features upcoming events, episodes from CAIL's new podcast, blogs, articles, and more. Members, event participants, and the public are encouraged to share their experiences during the 75th Anniversary events by tagging CAIL on social media and using the #CAIL75 hashtag.

About The Center for American and International Law - Founded in 1947, The Center for American and International Law is a nonprofit institution based in Plano, Texas, dedicated to improving the quality of justice by providing continuing education to lawyers and law enforcement officials in the United States and throughout the world. Since its founding, CAIL's educational institutes have established internationally recognized forums and educational programming addressing law enforcement administration, energy law, international and comparative law, transnational arbitration, law and technology, criminal justice, and other relevant topics. In its 74-year history, CAIL has served tens of thousands of lawyers and law enforcement officers from all 50 states and 130 countries. Visit to learn more.

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