About Us

From its inception in 1925, the primary purpose of the American Foreign Law Association (AFLA) has been to promote the understanding and application of foreign, comparative and international law, to cooperate with other professional organizations involved in such fields and to support relevant legal research and writing.

For more than eighty years, the AFLA has addressed topical issues of foreign, comparative and international law. With the globalization of business, trade and finance, knowledge of such issues is even more critical for an increasing number of attorneys today than at any other point in the AFLA’s history.

Many AFLA members have studied or practiced law in more than one country and many are fluent in more than one language. AFLA members include practitioners, judges, legal scholars and legal officers of international organizations including the United Nations.

The AFLA is a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For more information, see Leadership.