The International Society of Family Law
The International Society of Family Law is an international scholarly organization dedicated to the study and discussion of family law. At present (July 2008) the Society has more than 630 members (scholars, lawyers, government officials, and other professionals) in at least 60 different countries around the world.
The Society's objectives are the study and discussion of problems of family law. To this end, the Society sponsors and promotes:
International co-operation in research on family law subjects of world-wide interest; Periodic international conferences on family law subjects of world-wide interest; Collection and dissemination of information in the field of family law by the publication of a survey concerning developments in family law throughout the world, and by publication of relevant materials in family law, including papers presented at conferences of the Society; Co-operation with other international, regional or national associations having the same or similar objectives; Interdisciplinary contact and research; The advancement of legal education in family law by all practical means including furtherance of exchanges of teachers, students, judges and practising lawyers; Other objectives in furtherance of or connected with the above objectives.
ISFL sponsors regional and international family law conferences. The 13th World Conference will be held in Vienna, Austria, 16 - 20 September 2008. Researchers connected to the Childwatch International thematic group on Children and Law will present their research at the conference.
More information on the International Society of Family Law can be found on the ISFL website.