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Welcome to EISIL – the Electronic Information System for International Law.

EISIL has been developed, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, by the American Society of International Law (ASIL), a scholarly association that has been a leader in the analysis, dissemination and development of international law since 1906.

ASIL’s goal is to ensure, through EISIL, that web searchers can easily locate the highest quality primary materials, authoritative web sites and helpful research guides to international law on the Internet. To this end, EISIL has been designed as an open database of authenticated primary and other materials across the breadth of international law, which until now have been scattered in libraries, archives and specialized web sites.

Users can connect directly to the web resource that interests them by clicking on its title, but will also find valuable added information through a “More Information” button on each record. Legal citations, entry into force and signature dates, amendments and brief descriptions are among the specialized data made available by EISIL’s content providers. The content in EISIL is checked on a regular basis and new content is continually added.

EISIL offers the international law expert the depth of resources for sophisticated legal research. At the same time, EISIL can provide the novice researcher with the information needed to undertake a successful search. The comprehensive scope of EISIL enhances its potential as a research and teaching tool.

For information on how to use EISIL, try the “Help” page.
A one-page printable hand-out on using EISIL is available in PDF format for use in classroom and for other purposes.

A ready-made PowerPoint presentation on how to use EISIL for international legal research is now available for general use. It contains slides and a full script for presenters. An introduction to Using EISIL to Find and Understand International Law on the Web is also available. Please feel free to download these materials for classes, brown bag lunches, CLE sessions or personal use.

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Legal Disclaimer

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) aims to ensure that the information in the Electronic Information system for International Law (EISIL) is accurate and up-to-date. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. However, ASIL and EISIL accept no responsibility or liability with regard to the accuracy, copyright compliance or legality of material contained in this site. EISIL provides links to external sites but ASIL has no control over such sites and it accepts no responsibility for their content. Although we aim to minimize disruption as a result of technical problems, ASIL cannot guarantee that all data and information provided will be error free and we cannot guarantee that the service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. ASIL accepts no responsibility or liability with respect to any such problems as a result of using this site or any external site linked to it.

ASIL asserts no copyrights or other proprietary rights in the source materials that it lists and to which it links.

This information is provided with the understanding that The American Society of International Law and EISIL are not engaged in rendering legal or other professional services. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.

EISIL Contributors

Barbara Bean - Michigan State University College of Law
Laura Cadra - Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Donald Ford - University of Iowa Law Library
Terri O’Rourke - Harvard Law Library
Trinie Parker - Harvard Law School Library
Dean Rowan - University of California at Berkeley School of Law
Sergio Stone - University of Denver College of Law Library
Louise Tsang - White & Case LLP
Kelly Vinopal - American Society of International Law
Jean Wenger - Cook County Law Library


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