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We mobilize the lawyers and leaders of tomorrow to bring about structural, systemic change for future generations.

Preparing you to Engage the Legal Culture

ADF International is revitalizing the international legal system by building a strong alliance of Christian professionals through several world-class training programmes. Whether you’re a lawyer, law student, or university student, we have a programme that’s tailored for your chosen field of practice. Our programmes envision and equip you, not only to thrive in your chosen field of practice, but also to make a lasting impact in the preservation of religious freedom.

Explore Our Training Programmes

Areté Academy is designed for outstanding young professionals and university students who are on a path to future leadership in law, government, or public policy. Applicants from Asia, Europe and Latin America can apply to attend an Academy programme taking place in any of these regions.
ADF Summit equips international lawyers to engage the culture and effectively advocate for religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family. The programme is taught by renowned academics and lawyers and is run by Alliance Defending Freedom, a partner of ADF International.
The Blackstone Legal Fellowship is a leadership development programme that brings together highly-credentialed Christian law students from the world’s top law schools to receive intense training in constitutional law, human rights law, and Christian worldview. The programme is run by our partner Alliance Defending Freedom.


"The Academy gave me objective and intellectual reasons in order to defend life, marriage, and religious freedom among people who do not believe in God."
"Thank you so much for including me in the Symposium. Great opportunities for cooperation have emerged."
"Your efforts are not in vain. You are impacting the lives of many in the whole world."
Dominican Republic
"I left Blackstone surrounded by incredible Christian lawyers pursuing God and His truth so passionately."
Blackstone Fellow 2015
United Kingdom
"The Symposium is an outstanding event, it inspired us and allowed us to make connections that will undoubtedly grow into fruitful collaboration."
"The Symposium was a splendid event, providing a great deal of material and food for thought. I have no doubt all participants benefitted greatly from it."
“The Veritas Scholarship has exceeded my expectations. I thought I was coming to ADF International to be an intern, and in return, I learned and grew more than I could have ever imagined. This has been a time of great professional development in my life, but even more, a time of spiritual and emotional growth. I will forever be thankful for this opportunity.”
McKenna, Veritas Scholar 2020-2021
Washington DC

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