Dean’s Addresses

The Dean of the Academy, nominated and elected annually, has the honor of addressing the Academy membership at an Annual Meeting on the subject of their choosing relevant to enhancing the rule of law and trial advocacy. The following is a list of Deans and the titles of their addresses. A link to a video or […]


ACADEMY ANNIVERSARIES 60th Anniversary Download the 60th Anniversary Book 50th Anniversary Book Download the 50th Anniversary Book THE HISTORY OF THE ACADEMY THROUGH 1989 The detailed review by this author is constructed from personal memory, expanded by a review of all the official minutes of past conventions and 35 years of Board and Committee meetings. […]


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Dear Fellows, To practice law, particularly in a free and democratic country, is a privilege. However, there are times when our own perception of what a privilege it is, is more acute. This is one of them. We have for more than a year faced necessary, but nevertheless significant, restrictions as humanity resisted […]


The Academy is a group of truly elite trial lawyers representing all sides of the trial bar:  Prosecutors and defense lawyers in criminal cases Plaintiff and defense counsel in civil litigation (including business and personal injury cases) Public interest/public service trial lawyers  International trial lawyers who practice at local and federal levels Fellowship is by […]

Who We Are

IATL Purpose  Promote reforms in the law Facilitate the administration of justice Cultivate the science of jurisprudence  Promote the rule of law internationally Elevate the standards of integrity, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession IATL International Collaborative, Uganda  The Academy was founded in 1954 and is recognized as the most prestigious organization of trial […]


The International Academy of Trial Lawyers engages in a number of programs which serve to support the Rule of Law and the Administration of Justice. Anti-Trafficking Coalition Restorative Justice Initiative Rule of Law Education & Advocacy International Collaboratives