Law Students' Committee Home


The Law Students' Committee is a platform for students to access the wealth of information and experience available through the IBA and its committees.

Left: Chair Armin Khoshnewiszadeh and Edward Chin   View Full Officer List / View national representatives

Newsletters & Publications


The first edition of the Committee's newsletter (June 2014) is available to download here. Your IBA login is required to access these documents. Non-members can purchase through the shop.

Law Students' Committee Newsletter, June 2014

Read more








Young Lawyer, Summer 2014

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 an overview here.


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

View more Student Publications on the Publications page.




About the Committee


IBA Executive Director introduces the Law Students' Committee:

Welcome message from the Law Students' Committee Chair
Dear Students,
It is my 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.
Whilst the Law Students' Committee is a relatively recent addition to the vast IBA network of committees, many of its members will undoubtedly be the future leaders of the legal profession and the international community at large, and therefore its importance cannot be overstated.
The Law Students' Committee is governed by the Law Students' Steering Committee, which comprises a team of dedicated law students, whose unflagging efforts in organising projects, enrich the lives of law students around the world. The Steering Committee is assisted by other IBA Committees and numerous IBA staff members, whose indefatigable efforts and unwavering support has ensured that the Law Students' Committee has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in 2011.
As a student member of the IBA, I urge you to make the best possible use of the plethora of resources at your disposal and the extensive network of legal contacts that membership of the IBA affords. In order to reap the immense benefits that accrue from IBA student membership, I encourage you to become actively involved in the multitude of projects organised by the IBA for the benefit of its student members.
As you embark upon your journey towards becoming a fully-fledged lawyer, you will note that the opportunities are endless and active engagement with the IBA will pave the way for a rewarding and successful legal career.
I wish you every success in your academic and professional careers.
Yours sincerely,

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 Annual Conference 2016

18-23 September 2016, Washington DC, USA



Join as a Student Member or Student Group Member

Join the IBA as a student member or student group member. Please refer to the membership section of the website for more information.