International Law Weekend 2017

UPDATE: Now accepting panel proposals! Submission deadline extended to May 15, 2017. 

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. 

Panel Proposal Submissions

The ILW Organizing Committee invites proposals to be submitted online by May 15, 2017. Panels will only be accepted through the online ILW Panel Proposal Submission Form.

Panel proposals may concern any aspect of contemporary international law and practice including, but not limited to, international arbitration, international environmental law, national security, cyber law, use of force, human rights, international humanitarian law, international organizations, international criminal law, international intellectual property, the law of the sea and outer space, and trade law.

For complete instructions and more information, please review the 2017 Call for Panel Proposals. Questions can be sent to [email protected]

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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