IABA: International Association of Berkeley Law Alumni in Europe


IABA’s Purpose

For decades the International Association of Berkley 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 next reunion will be held from June 21 – 23, 2024, in St Gall, Switzerland. The beautiful old town, nearby Lake Constance and the Alpstein mountains, and in particlaur St. Gall’s famous Abbey District with the former monastry library, a UNESCO world heritage site, offers a unique venue for IABA.  Save the Date ! Details will follow early in 2024. 

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

Photo Gallery Stresa 2023

Photo galleries of IABA events 2009 -2022

Photos 2009 – 2022 events

Other IABA-related events

Berkeley connected events 2022-23

IABA on Linkedin

Last updated: Oct. 5, 2023