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International Law Weekend

International Law and Institutions:
Advancing Justice, Security and Prosperity

October 21-23, 2010

Thursday events will be held at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
42 W. 44th Street, New York City

Friday and Saturday panels will be held at Fordham Law School
140 W. 62nd Street, New York City

On October 21-23, 2010, the American Branch of the International Law Association and the International Law Students Association will present the annual International Law Weekend (“ILW”) in New York, in conjunction with the 89th annual meeting of the American Branch. ILW 2010 will bring together hundreds of practitioners, professors, members of the governmental and non-governmental sectors and students. It will feature numerous panels, distinguished speakers, receptions, and the Branch’s annual meeting. ILW 2010 will take place at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York on October 21, and at Fordham University School of Law on October 22 and 23. The overall theme of ILW 2010 is “International Law and Institutions: Advancing Justice, Security and Prosperity.”

The global strategic and financial turmoil of the last several years has created unprecedented challenges and opportunities for international law and institutions. ILW 2010 will address the role of international law and institutions in reducing conflict, promoting security, fostering human rights, protecting the environment, facilitating trade and investment, and resolving public and private international disputes. Panels will examine subjects such as the extent to which treaties currently under negotiation or consideration would further these objectives, and the operation and effect of international organizations, international courts, and arbitral institutions on the global legal order.

The Co-Chairs of ILW 20010 are Professor Elizabeth Burleson of the University of South Dakota Law School (Elizabeth.Burleson@usd.edu), Hanna Dreifeldt Lainé of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (dreifeldt@un.org), Vincent J. Vitkowsky, Partner, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP (vvitkowsky@eapdlaw.com), and Jill Schmieder Hereau, Program Coordinator at the International Law Students Association (jshereau@ilsa.org).

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ILSA and ABILA thank the co-sponsors of the ILW 2010 Conference:

  • American Bar Association Section of International Law
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • American Society of International Law
  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • California Western School of Law
  • Connecticut Bar Association Section of International Law
  • Customs and International Trade Bar Association
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
  • The Federalist Society International & National Security - Law Practice Group
  • Fordham University School of Law
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • The George Washington University Law School
  • Hofstra Law School
  • Leitner Center for International Law and Justice
  • New York State Bar Association Section of International Law
  • Oxford University Press
  • Pace Law School
  • Seton Hall University School of Law
  • Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP
  • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and Affiliates
  • Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP
The ILW registration fee is waived for members of the ABILA, ILSA, the ABCNY, and any cosponsoring organization, and for law school or other graduate school students.