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

Chongqing Regional Conference, Chongqing, China, Oct 22-23 2015. Call for papers and more details.


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.

The Family Law and Policy Program at the University of Illinois College of Law—in conjunction with the University of Minnesota Law School,the Brooklyn Law School, and the University of South Carolina School of Law—is pleased to invite paper proposals for the inaugural HARRY KRAUSE EMERGING FAMILY LAW SCHOLARS WORKSHOP.

The Workshop will take place on Monday, January 19, 2015 at the University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. The Workshop is designed to assist and mentor emerging scholars in family law and related fields – such as reproductive rights, biomedical ethics, children and the law, law and gender, and law and sexuality – to hone draft papers and works in progress for submission to journals for publication. For more information, click here.


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