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.

The 2024 reunion was held  in the historic town of St. Gall (St. Gallen in German) with its UNESCO world heritage site. Among other things, IABA members visted famous Abbey District with its baroque library and archives, containing amongst its many treasures the famous monastery plan of 820.

IABA will meet again in Vienna Austria
June 13 – 15, 2025
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Impressions of the IABA Reunion 2024 held in St. Gall,  Switzerland, June 21 -13, 2024

Photo Gallery St. Gall 2024

Photo galleries of IABA events 2009 -2023

Photos 2009 – 2023 events

Other IABA-related events

Berkeley connected events 2022-23

IABA on Linkedin

Last updated: July 3, 2024