Who we are: The International Society of Family Law is an independent, international, scholarly association dedicated to the study, research and discussion of family law and related disciplines. The Society’s membership includes professors, lecturers, scholars, teachers, researchers and legal professionals from more than 50 different countries.

What we do: The Society provides 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. To learn more, visit “About us” 

Membership: Membership is open to all interested persons and institutions. To find out about the benefits of membership and subscriptions (payable annually or every 3 years), visit “Membership

Languages: The Society’s publications and conferences are principally conducted in English, but other languages (including French, Spanish and Mandarin) are used at some of our regional conferences.

Upcoming Events

International Society of Family Law 17th World Conference


ISFL 2020 World Conference postponed: Owing to the global pandemic, the ISFL World Conference that was due to take place in July 2020 in Barbados has been postponed.

The new dates will be 20-23 July 2021.

We shall update this website and notify ISFL members and others who submitted papers as soon as we have more information. 

In the meantime, we send our very best wishes to you and your families over the coming year.


20-23 July 2021


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