International Law Weekend 2017

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International Law Weekend (ILW) 2017 is scheduled for 19-21 October 2017 in New York City, New York, USA. Registration for the conference will open in August 2017. Please sign up for a Registration Reminder to receive updates and additional information about the conference. 

ILW will begin on Thursday evening, October 19, 2017, at the New York City Bar (42 W. 44th Street). The conference will continue Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Fordham University School of Law (150 West 62nd Street). 

The unifying theme for ILW 2017 is International Law in Challenging Times

Can international law rise to the challenge? For decades, international law has provided legal solutions to global problems through the development of substantive areas of law, court systems, and a framework for modern international relations. Now we must ask, is this post-WWII regime still relevant? Can it meet the needs of the global community? The rapidly changing global landscape will test the adaptability and dynamism of international law. Unprecedented health crises, massive refugee outflows, climate change, gender inequality and other global challenges require innovative solutions. This is an opportunity for international law to reestablish its strong connection with the global community it serves. Panels at ILW 2017 will examine current global challenges, potential solutions, and a broad range of dynamic issues in both public and private international law. 

Emerging Voices Panel

ABILA invites the submission of abstracts from emerging scholars and practitioners in the field of international law. Several abstracts will be selected for presentation at ILW 2017 as part of a panel of new professionals. Eligibility is restricted to applicants working in the field of international law for five years or less. Please visit the Emerging Voices page for more information. 

Panel Proposal Submissions

Panel proposals are no longer being accepted for ILW 2017. Thank you to everyone that submitted a proposal.

About ILW 

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 eight hundred academics, diplomats, members of the governmental and nongovernmental sectors, and foreign policy and law students. Questions about ILW may be sent to [email protected].


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