In addition to our normally scheduled training programs  held in Washington D.C., ILI designs specialized programs at the request of international organizations, national governments, and other institutions, for practical professional training.  Such training is customized to meet the specific needs of our client.  ILI trains both in the U.S. and on-site in our host country.

To discuss opportunities for specialized training please contact, Mr. Robert Sargin, Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The following is a small selection from the several dozen programs organized by the Institute in recent years:

  • People's Republic of China:  The International Law Institute trained four delegations of senior lawyers and advisors on legal and trade matters in Washington, DC. The topics of their training were the WTO and the international trade regulation; commercial law; the U.S. legal system; project finance and international investment. The programs varied in duration from 2 to 6 months. Each training program consisted of in-classroom lectures and practical learning, which included internships with D.C. law firms. Participants in these training programs included two delegations from the Zhejiang Province and two from the Jiangsu Province, involving in total over 90 participants.   Training was held in D.C. 
  • Vietnam: Ministry of Justice: The International Law Institute was specifically approached by the Ministry of Justice to train a senior economic and legal delegation on International Economic Integration. Training was conducted in Washington D.C. for 6-months and included in-depth studies in international trade; commercial law; the U.S. Legal System, and dispute resolution. Training consisted of both lectures and practical learning, including internships with D.C. law firms. Training was held in D.C. 
  • Nigeria: National Assembly: Procurement Training for the Nigerian Public Procurement Committee. Training held in D.C.
  • Government of Ghana: Advanced Arbitration and Mediation.  Training held in Ghana
  • Kazakhstan: Sponsored through the European Development Bank, ILI trained professionals on International Project Finance.  Training held in Kazakhstan.
  • Delegation from the Ministry of Finance, Nigeria: Project Management. Training held in D.C.
  • Tajikistan: Ministry of Justice: Administrative Law. Held in Tajikistan
  • Montenegro: ILI trained newly appointed judges of the Administrative Court on Judicial Administration. Training held in Montenegro.
  • Theory and Practice of Enforcing Competition Policy. In cooperation with the World Bank. Training in Russia [Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Pskov, Rostov-on-Don, Orenburg, Cheliabinsk, Novosibirsk and Irkutsk] for the Russian Anti-monopoly Committee.
  • Judicial Training, Bosnia-Herzegovina (Republika Srpska), in Washington, DC, for six sitting judges from the Republika Srpska to observe the internal operations of state and federal courts in the United States.
  • Development Program for Senior Civil Servants from Taiwan. A study of reinventing the government and administrative reform in Taiwan. The training was organized in Washington, DC in cooperation with the government of Taiwan and Duke University. Included site visits and a field trip to New York.
  • Slovakia: Procurement Reform. Customized training in Bratislava and other cities for Slovakian officials drafting a revised public procurement law and implementing regulations with support from the World Bank.
  • Bankruptcy Law Training for more than sixty legal professionals, including judges, attorneys, trustees, legal advisers and businessmen from Mongolia, followed by lectures and site visits in Washington, DC for representatives of the Supreme Court and the Ministry of Justice of Mongolia. Funded by the World Bank.
  • Legal Issues in Private Financing of Infrastructure. A regional conference in Santo Domingo. In cooperation with the United Nations Commission on International Trade and the Office for the Promotion of Foreign Investment in the Dominican Republic.
  • International Procurement and Private Finance of Infrastructure, a workshop for senior staff of the Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

ILI serves as an advisor for specific negotiations, problems and special assignments such as drafting of agreements, focused studies, regulation, revision, contract standardization, legislative drafting, project management and execution, procurement system and assessments, and the drafting of country laws.


“ILI is an educational institution that seeks to inform and educate ILI participants regarding international best practice in law and policy, so as to enable them to draw comparisons to laws and practices in their own countries. ILI does not engage in legal practice, nor in political activities, provide political consulting services, or otherwise represent the interests of participants before the US government. Any interactions with US Government officials may not be used to seek in any way to influence or persuade officials to alter US laws or policy. That is not part of ILI’s educational mandate.”