The Students of International Law Association (SILA) was founded in 2010, with the goal of providing for those students interested in international and European law the opportunity to be more involved in their field of interest. The founders of SILA were inspired by dr. Robert Regout, an international law association which preceded SILA. Determined to emulate the success of dr. Robert Regout, the founders of SILA aimed to offer international and European law students a wider array of extracurricular activities. Of course, students of Dutch law are welcome to benefit from these activities as well.
Since its foundation, SILA has undertaken a variety of activities aimed at international and European law students. These activities include visits to established law firms, the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The main event of each year is the trip to the 'capital of Europe', Brussels. The trip lasts multiple days and includes visits to European and international organisations such as the European Parliament and NATO. As its member base has expanded over the years, SILA has also introduced several social activities to create a sense of cohesion between its members.
Still young, SILA is growing every year and determined to continue to offer extracurricular activities for students interested in international and European law.