ASIL’s Women in International Law Mentoring Program

This fall, the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG) is launching a mentoring program, matching women who are students or new professionals with experienced female international lawyers. WILIG is co-chaired by Christie Edwards (an IntLawGrrls contributor) and Clara Brillembourg, and the mentoring program is managed by Heather Monasky, ASIL International Law Fellow. This mentoring program is the first of its kind in the international law arena and is designed to foster a new generation of female international lawyers.

I am writing to encourage participation in the mentorship program this year, which will run from Fall 2013 through Spring 2014. We need both mentors and mentees, but we are particularly looking for mentors, as the program can only exist in locations that have mentors. During this inaugural year, the program will take place in the United States, Canada, Geneva, and The Hague.

Mentors will be matched with no more than four mentees in the same geographical area, where they will meet seven times over the course of an academic year. Mentors will be provided with pre-planned meeting topics to structure four meetings for their groups. Upon finishing the requirements of the one-year program, all participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Please e-mail Heather Monasky at for more information or to sign up.

Please help foster the next generation of female international lawyers!