The International Society of Family Law is an independent, international scholarly association dedicated to the study and discussion of family law.

The function of the Society is to provide an international forum for analysis of legal policy applied to family relationships. It exists to bring together scholars of any discipline, practitioners, policy makers and others with an interest in this area of law.

Membership is open to all. Professors, lecturers, scholars, teachers, and researchers in hundreds of universities in more than 60 different countries belong to the Society. English and French are the official languages of the Society.

Recife Conference

For papers, see publications page.

Forthcoming Conferences

Carribean Regional Conference, Nassau, the Bahamas, Nov 19-21 2014. Call for papers and more details.

Chongqing Regional Conference, Chongqing, China, Oct 23 2015. Call for papers and more details.

Latest Publications

The International Survey  of Family Law 2013

Lyon Conference book


The University of Oxford is pleased to be able to offer a scholarship for students pursuing doctoral research (2015 entry) in the field of family law, which is broadly understood so as to incorporate children’s law.  The scholarship is worth £10,000 per year for three years and is available to UK, EU, and overseas students accepted for the DPhil.  The application deadline is 23 January 2015.  Further details are available here.

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