International Law Section

Statement of Purpose

The general purposes of the Section are to further the objectives of the Delaware State Bar Association (the “DSBA”), further the interests of attorneys, judges and members of the global community, foster communication and understanding among groups within both the legal and greater community, encourage the international public service rendered by its Members and promote the professional development and international interests of its Members.




Chair Rafael X. Zahralddin-Aravena
Vice-Chair Matthew B. Goeller

Section Events, Meetings & Information

Schedule of meetings
The Section typically meets monthly at noon by phone.  The date, time, and dial-in information for each meeting is disseminated via the Section’s listserv.

Upcoming Events of Interest

On Friday April 28, the DSBA International Section is holding, in collaboration with the FBA Civil Rights Section, a free CLE on Understanding Asylum Law and Procedure.  It is from 9:30 am -11:30 am at the offices of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, 1000 N King Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP here:

The program is designed to help get those people that don’t necessarily have any immigration law experience the tools and knowledge they need to begin taking pro bono asylum representations.  For those who have practiced in this area of law before, it also presents an opportunity to refresh your knowledge with the help of a real pro.

Ayodele Gansallo, Esq., LLM, from HIAS PA is our presenter.  Having initially qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales, Ms. Gansallo has been working on immigration and nationality issues exclusively with non-profit organizations both here and in the U.K. for over twenty years. She is currently a senior attorney with HIAS PA. Ms. Gansallo joined the organization in 1998 following completion of her LLM at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and now focuses her practice on complex litigation before the U.S. Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, Federal District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Legal Links

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