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"Being a member of BIICL is an essential requirement for any forward-thinking lawyer and for those with an interest in international affairs." Robert McCorquodale, BIICL Director

Membership of BIICL is open to all and enables you to become part of a diverse community of practitioners, scholars and many others with an interest in international and comparative law, and the rule of law. Members are kept informed on BIICL's latest research and developments, with many opportunities to engage in debate and discussion through our programme of topical events, seminars and conferences.

Our membership includes judges, lawyers and barristers, government officials, international civil servants, academics and students, including non-lawyers.

Membership benefits and packages

We offer a number of fantastic membership packages. All members receive a substantial 40% discount on events and BIICL publications, 20% discount on Cambridge University Press books (excluding reference books) as well as access to our renowned journal, International and Comparative Law Quarterly.

A summary of benefits for each type of membership is shown in the table below.

Individual Membership

Individual Membership is available in three main categories:

  • Individual: £160pa or £140pa for online version
  • Full-time Academic: £100pa or £85pa for online version
  • Full-time Student*: £30pa

* To qualify for student membership you must be a full-time student with at least three months of your course left to study and not in full time employment. Student membership applicants will be required to provide a scanned copy of student ID, to verify student status.

Online International Membership

Online International Membership is only available for those resident outside the UK, for an annual flat-rate fee of £50.International members are offered a discounted rate for up to three BIICL events each year. Discounts apply to the Individual member rate for any event booked.

Corporate membership

Corporate membership is available to law firms, chambers, companies, not-for-profit organisations, universities and institutions in the UK. It is available at three rates, dependent on the number of partners, members or in-house counsel within the organisation.

  • Corporate rate 1: universities and not-for-profit organisations: £500pa
  • Corporate rate 2: law firms, chambers, and companies of up to 50 partners/members/in-house counsel: £800pa
  • Corporate rate 3: law firms, chambers, companies of over 50 law professionals: £1,400 pa