ICON•S | The International Society of Public Law

Welcome to ICON•S!

ICON•S is an international learned society with members from all around the globe. Members include scholars in all fields of law and beyond to the humanities and social sciences, and at all levels of seniority, from students to emeritus faculty. ICON•S provides its members with the best avenues for building meaningful relationships and exchanging ideas internationally to advance its mission.

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  • ICON•S Live

Register now!

We are pleased to announce our first ICON•S Live event in 2021! Join us in a live discussion of Hélène Landemore’s new book “Open Democracy: Reinventing Popular Rule for the Twenty-First Century” with the author, Roberto Gargarella (Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Argentina), Adrienne Stone (University of Melbourne, Australia), Nadia Urbinati (Columbia University, USA), Rachael Walsh (Trinity College…

  • Book Prize
Book Prize Call for Nominations

The nomination process is now open

ICON • S is pleased to open the Call for Nominations for its fourth annual Book Prize. In line with the Society’s mission, the Prize will be awarded to an outstanding book or books in the field of public law, understood as a field of knowledge that transcends dichotomies between the national and the international as well…

  • ICON•S Live
  • YouTube

New YouTube Video Available

Check out the latest addition to our YouTube channel! Our co-President Lorenzo Casini interviews Marta Cartabia about her experiences as Judge and the first female President of the Italian Constitutional Court. You can access the video here.