IABA: International Association of Berkeley Law Alumni in Europe


IABA’s Purpose

For decades the International Association of Berkeley Law Alumni in Europe (IABA) has dedicated itself to facilitating and maintaining contacts both among overseas alumni, as well as between alumni and Berkeley Law and its Faculty. Although its activity is primarily in Europe, it is open to all alumni and former visiting scholars. As a long-standing alumni organisation in Europe, IABA has undertaken to play an active role in Berkeley Law’s development of an international alumni network. In this respect it also welcomes contacts with Berkeley Law alumni and other alumni organisations.

History and Organisation

IABA has a long history: In 1967 European LLM alumni decided to found an international alumni association in Europe, named the International Association of Boalt Alumni. In 1968 the first annual general meeting was held in Strassbourg and IABA was formally constituted under French law. In 1984 it was subsequently incorporated as a non-profit society under Swiss law and is domiciled in Switzerland today. In 2019 IABA changed its name to International Association of Berkeley Law Alumni in Europe.

Annual Reunions

Since 1968 IABA holds an annual reunion with its general assembly in a different city each year. This meeting is an event with an academic part and a broad social program, at which members, alumni, spouses and accompanying persons are welcome.

2024 Reunion
June 21 – 23, 2024
St Gall, Switzerland

This year, the reunion will be in the historic town of St. Gall (St. Gall in German) with its UNESCO world heritage site: the famous Abbey District with its baroque library and archives, containing amongst its many treasures the famous monastery plan of 820.

This will be a very attractive event. St. Gall is a beautiful historic town, nestled in the alpine foothills close to Lake Constance. It has not only a rich history and cultural treasures, but is also a modern university town and a center of learning, as well as the capital of the canton of the same name. We hope you can join us to meet old friends and make new ones at this special venue.

Program Summary
(For details and registration go to IABA 2024 reunion page
Friday, June 21
16:15       Visit of the modern art collection of the University of St. Gall
19:30      Dinner in a traditional restaurant in the old town of St. Gall
Saturday, June 22
09:00        IABA AGM in the former throne room of the prince-abbots of St. Gall
Academic lecture by Prof. Vito Roberto (LLM ’91)  / exposé of throne room
12:45         Buffet Lunch
14:30         Guided tour of the Abbey library and Archives Exhibition
19:00         Cocktails and official dinner on the outskirts of St. Gall.
Saturday, June 23
11:00         Guided tour of the old town of St. Gall
12:15         Farewell lunch


Impressions of IABA Reunion 2023 held in Stresa Italy,  June 9 -11, 2023

Photo Gallery Stresa 2023

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Last updated: Mar. 7, 2024