Professor Julian Arato has been elected to the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) for a three-year term. ASIL, founded in 1906, was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1950 to foster the study of international law and to promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice.

In early April, Arato served as an ASIL observer delegate to the United Nations Commission of International Trade Law, Working Group III, on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) reform. ISDS is a system through which investors can directly sue nation states in international fora for alleged breaches of their treaty rights.

Arato also has been instrumental in bringing ASIL’s high-profile Midyear Meeting to Brooklyn Law School Nov. 7-9, 2019.

“What’s amazing is that our partnership allows us to bring a number of Brooklyn Law School students each year to ASIL’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C.,” he said. “They are exposed to areas of practice and career opportunities well beyond the ordinary.”