International Law Weekend


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International Law Weekend (ILW) 2015 will be held November 5-7, 2015 in New York City, New York, USA. For information about the panels, speakers and other events during the 

The unifying theme for ILW 2015 is Global Problems, Legal Solutions: Challenges for Contemporary International Lawyers. ILW 2015 will explore the many roles that international law plays in addressing global challenges. The aim is to provide an opportunity for discussion and debate about the ways in which international law provides fundamental tools and mechanisms to address emerging global issues.  ILW 2015 will offer engaging panels on current problems and innovative solutions in both public and private international law. 

Location: ILW 2015 will be held at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York at 42 West 44th Street on Thursday, November 5 and at the Fordham Law School at Lincoln Center on November 6-7, 2015.

Registration: To register for ILW 2015, fill out the online registration form. After completing the form, you will receive an email confirming your registration for the conference. If you experience any problems, please contact [email protected]. On site registration will also be available during the conference.

Cost: Attendance at ILW is free for members of ABILA, ILSA, ABCNY and other co-sponsoring organizations, as well as staff of the United Nations and Permanent Missions to the United Nations, and students. All others must pay a fee of $175. Individuals that register online must pay using a credit card. 

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 2015 may be sent to [email protected]

All information subject to change.

ILW 2015 Co-sponsors: 

ABILA and ILSA would like to thank the following co-sponsors for their generous support of ILW 2015: 

American Bar Association

American Society of International Law

Brill/Martinus Nijhoff

Chaffetz Lindsey LLP

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Covington & Burling LLP

Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University

Fordham University School of Law

International & Non-JD Programs, Fordham Law School

King & Spalding LLP

Leitner Center for International Law & Justice

New York City Bar

Oxford University Press

Shearman & Sterling LLP

White & Case LLP

A special thanks to the Permanent Mission of Singapore to the United Nations for hosting the Friday evening reception. 


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