The world’s largest and leading learned society for all areas of public law—administrative law, constitutional law, international law, and far beyond.



Membership in ICON•S is more than an association with a world-class learned society. Membership makes you a partner in defending the values of public law all around the world. Membership moreover unlocks the door for connection and collaboration with thousands of other members in every region of the world. It also entitles you to attend our annual mega-conference, to vote in our Council elections, and to participate in our exclusive Members-only activities.

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Annual Conference

The Annual Conference forms a core pillar of ICON•S activities. This mega-conference offers a stimulating, inspirational, and welcoming forum for the global community of public law scholars, judges, and practitioners to gather, exchange ideas, and build collaborations. Bringing together hundreds of persons from around the world, the Annual Conference features plenary events, parallel panels, and social events to make the world of public law more global, more inclusive, and more connected.

The 2024 ICON•S Annual Conference

The Future of Public Law: Resilience, Sustainability, and Artificial Intelligence

IE University Law School, Madrid, Spain
July 8-10, 2024

The call for papers for this year’s conference is now officially out and can be accessed on our website. Follow us on our official social media to stay updated on other news about our annual extravaganza in public law!



The ICON•S family includes a wide range of national and regional chapters as well as interest groups. National and regional chapters foster scholarly collaboration and networking within specific regions or countries in furtherance of the ICON•S mission. Our chapters exist or are currently in formation in every region of the world. We welcome expressions of interest in creating new chapters, whether national or regional.

Interest Groups

Interest groups are structured around specific themes or challenges in public law. They are oriented toward sustained collaboration, for instance, joint research projects or publications, among ICON•S members from different nations or regions. Our interest groups span all areas of public law. We are eager to support the creation of new interest groups.



Learn about our events, blogs, chapters, awards, Calls for Papers, and other news about the International Society of Public Law.

July 23, 2024 in News

New Scholarship Honors Legacy of Frances Kleeman

We are thrilled to announce the creation of the Frances Alice Kleeman Fund, generously established by Julia Frank and Mark Graber.  The Fund pays tribute to the remarkable life and…
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July 23, 2024 in News

Launch of the European Law Unbound Society (ELU-S)

A new scholarly society focusing on European Law and Law in Europe more generally is being launched by ICON•S Founder, Joseph Weiler. In spirit, orientation, and organization, ELU-S will resemble ICON•S…
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June 4, 2024 in News

Premières rencontres de la Section française de l’International Society of Public Law (ICON-S)

Premières rencontres de la Section française de l’International Society of Public Law (ICON-S) « Crises et Défis du droit public » Université Paris Nanterre, 5 juillet 2024 – Bâtiment Maier Comité scientifique…
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