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Left: Co-Chairs Armin Khoshnewiszadeh and Edward Chin   View Full Officer List / View national representatives

Message from the Co-Chairs

Newsletters & Publications

The Committee's newsletters and other publications are available to download here. Your IBA login is required to access these documents. Non-members can purchase through the shop.

Young Lawyer magazine

Edward Chin, Law Students' Committee Vice-Chair, talks to Young Lawyer about mooting and why it's an excellent skills building opportunity. Read the article here.


IBA Legalbrief Africa

Sign up for IBA Legalbrief Africa, a free weekly e-news service that is sponsored by the International Bar Association with the aim of providing lawyers, academics and law students with access to current, relevant African legal news and political information with a legal slant. To sign up visit or email:


IBA Resources

Student members have access to all IBA publications including journals, newsletters, magazines and conference materials, providing extensive specialist information in a wide range of legal areas. See the media and publications page and take a look at the committee publications via the committee index.


View more Legal Resources on the Law Students' Committee Legal Resources page.

View more Student Publications on the Publications page.




Calls for nominations - Outstanding Law Student of the Year 2016 Award

The IBA Law Students' Committee seeks nominations for the Outstanding Law Student of the Year 2016 Award. The Committee will present the Award to a law student who has shown not only excellence in their academic achievements to date, but also a commitment to volunteering and whose exploits other law students should strive to emulate. 
LexisNexis proudly sponsors the Outstanding Law Student of the Year Award and is delighted to support law students who have demonstrated excellence not only in their academic achievements, but also in their commitment to public interest. 
The winner of the award will receive £500 credit on the purchase of LexisNexis publications.
All applications received by Sunday 9 October 2016 will be submitted to a judging panel who must be satisfied that the candidate is eligible for the award. Therefore the person you have nominated must also complete the personal details section of the form. To download the form click here

About the Committee

From the Co-Chairs: "It is our privilege to welcome you to the IBA Law Students' Committee, which comprises members from over 70 countries. The Law Students' Committee draws on its rich cultural diversity to offer students a distinctive membership experience, which transcends borders and bridges the gap between disparate legal jurisdictions." Read full message from the Co-Chairs

Short film: IBA Executive Director introduces the Law Students' Committee


Film and Media

Filmed interview with Mark Stephens of Stephens Finer Innocent on the IBA's report into online social networking and the legal profession (Feb 2012)
Gerry McCann, father of missing British girl Madeleine McCann, speaks about his relationship with the media and media law at IBA Annual Conference 2009 (film)





IBA Law Students Committee Conference: Financial and Corporate Law in Asia

16-17 July 2016, Hong Kong

IBA Annual Conference 2016

18-23 September 2016, Washington DC, USA

IBA – ELSA Law Students’ Conference 2016 International Courts and Tribunals

12–13 November 2016, London, England




Join as a Student Member or Student Group Member

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