Welcome to the most tolerant, diverse and oldest city in the Netherlands! Studying in Nijmegen will not only enrich your knowledge by broadening your horizon but also enable us to build lifelong friendships with students from all around the world. The Students of International Law Association (SILA) will help you with this by bringing you together with our unforgettable activities, events and trips. We hope that this way you can get the most out of your stay in the Netherlands!
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. One of the main events of each year is the trip to the political capital of The Netherlands, The Hague. The trip lasts multiple days and includes visits to European and international organisations such as the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. Furthermore, SILA also brings a visit to a European city every year. In the past, there have been visits to Brussels, Geneva and Oslo.
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.