Dundee International Law Society - DILS - aims to provide a regular opportunity on the beautiful banks of the River Tay for students, researchers, scholars and practitioners to exchange views on public and private international law and other multidisciplinary subjects.
DILS was founded in October of 2013 by Malèna Bruessel and Jacques Hartmann, other founding members included: Erman Özrgür, Ozge Varis Gocke Mete, Simon Burke, David Law and Gemma Grace Johnstone. The inaugral lecture was given by Professor Robin Churchill entitled, "Dispute Settlement in the Law of the Sea" and took place on 5th November 2013. David Law and Gemma Grace Johnstone continued to run the society, together with other members, including over 30 events until September 2016. Gemma ran the social media pages, with over 500 followers around the world, until the new committee took over in September 2019, headed by Abigail Scollins, Jella Huelgo and Katarina Boys.
In October 2019 the society was affiliated with DUSA by the new committee in order to increase its reach within the University. The society has gone on to be nominated for the 'Most Active Society' award by the Students Association.
Meet our elected committee for the current academic year!
I am interested in learning more about how different jurisdictions interact with one another and how they differ. I have a particular interest in Environmental issues. Being in DILS in the first year of my Law degree motivated me to become involved.
Social Vice President
I am motivated by human rights and fighting climate change, and particularly in how international organisations can bring countries together to tackle issues in these areas.
I’m interested in seeing how international law affects national and international policies and law as well as the part it plays in current global issues and human rights. Through DILS I hope to learn more about this and how I can apply it to my degree while also exploring career opportunities around this interest.
I want to expand my knowledge on global issues from a legal perspective and I find it important to understand international politics and how it impacts different jurisdictions.
I wish to develop my understanding in global pressing challenges in the cross-cultural context, because developing an international mindset is crucial in understanding the economic, social and political interconnection between regions.
Social Media Convenor
International Law has always sparked an interest in me, as the range of diversity is incredible. It is an aspect of law where change comes often and allows me to be constantly learning something new!
I love being a part of DILS as it gives me the opportunity to become aware of issues I don't learn about in my university modules and broadens my knowledge.