For over twenty years, the International Law Institute has published scholarly books on transnational litigation, international trade, international dispute resolution, foreign legal systems, and the legal and financial aspects of economic development and U.S. law.

As a publisher, the Institute serves a constituency of practicing lawyers, scholars, government officials, business executives and students.

In order to provide our customers with a broader selection of valuable works, the Institute also distributes selected books on these topics from other publishers around the world.

The Institute welcomes publishing proposals from authors who have written, or might be planning to write: monographs, reference works, or practice guides in these areas.


The International Law Institute is proud to have published, edited or authored many important and groundbreaking legal and economic texts and scholarly writings. Three most noted titles include:


This two-volume work has been recognized as the authoritative work and practice guide for attorneys engaged in transnational litigation.  The work has been cited repeatedly by the U.S. Supreme Court and the lower courts and in scholarly publications. 

An updated edition is planned for release in 2023.


Co-published by the International Law Institute and Oxford University Press, and prepared by the Office of the Legal Adviser at the Department of State, this annual compilation of documents and commentary, highlighting significant developments in public and private international law, is an invaluable resource for practitioners and scholars in the field.

Each annual edition compiles excerpts from documents such as treaties, diplomatic notes and correspondence, legal opinion letters, judicial decisions, Senate committee reports and press releases. All of the documents which are excerpted in the Digest are selected by members of the Legal Adviser's Office of the U.S. Department of State, based on their judgments about the significance of the issues, their potential relevance to future situations, and their likely interest to practitioners and scholars. In almost every case, the commentary to each excerpt is accompanied by a citation to the full text.

GEORGETOWN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, published through the Georgetown University Law Center, Editor in Chief, Robert McVay.

Originally founded by Professor Don Wallace, Jr., ILI Chairman. For over four decades, this journal has provided scholarly articles and in-depth analysis on all facets of international policy and law. The Georgetown Journal of International Law continues to be published in affiliation with the International Law Institute. For more information or to subscribe, please click HERE to be forwarded to their website.

ILI/JCG GUIDE TO MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE INDICATORS AND SOURCE DATA, by Allan Burman, Karen O'Brien-Debakey, Tara Susman-Pena, Jermey Arensdorf

The creation of the Millennium Challenge Corporation offers a new approach in U.S. foreign assistance.  This guide is designed to help governments from developing countries, the private sector, donors, and the NGO community understand how to better work with the MCC by understanding how the MCC develops and scores its indicators.

Please see our catalogue for a complete listing of current and archive publications.


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