International Law Weekend



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International Law Weekend 2014, the premier international law event of the fall season, will be held on October 23-25, 2014, in New York City. The overall theme of ILW 2014 is International Law in a Time of Chaos.

ILW is sponsored and organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) – which welcomes new members from academia, the practicing bar, and the diplomatic world – and the International Law Students Association (ILSA). This annual conference attracts an audience of more than one thousand practitioners, academics, diplomats, members of the governmental and nongovernmental sectors, and most importantly, foreign policy and law students who are learning about the range of practice and career opportunities.

The unifying theme for this year’s meeting is International Law in a Time of Chaos. The role of international law in conflict mitigation remains key – whether by building commercial links between states, fighting corruption, improving democratic governance, or providing methods for resolving international and ethnic disputes. International Law Weekend 2014 will seek to address the role of public and private international lawyers in each of these tasks.   

ILW 2014 will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Branch in Manhattan at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York at 42 West 44th Street on Thursday evening, October 23, and at the Fordham Law School at Lincoln Center on October 24-25, 2014. 

We expect an audience that will include practitioners, professors, UN diplomats, business leaders, federal and state government officials, NGO leaders, writers, journalists, and interested citizens. This year, we plan to have a broad array of public international law topics, but will also have dedicated tracks of private international law topics in each program slot. For questions regarding ILW 2014, please contact

International Law Weekend 2014 Program *subject to change

International Law Weekend 2014 Sponsors


ILW 2014 CLE Materials


ILW 2014 Program Committee:

Tamara Cummings-John, United Nations Office of Legal AffairsDavis Robinson, Former Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of StateStephen Shapiro, Managing Partner, BSR InvestmentsVivian Shen, International Law Students AssociationDavid Stewart, American Branch of the International Law Association; and Ruth Wedgwood, American Branch of the International Law Association.


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