IALEI’s first Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the eight founding members on 21 August 2007 in Singapore. Later, the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil and the Univercity of Cape Town in the Republic of South Africa were added as members. 

In connection to the Annual Busness Meeting in Melbourne, 21-23 August 2012, a new Memorandum of Understanding was drafted. It will be signed in connection to the next Annual Business Meeting in Beijing, October 2013.