International Law Weekend 2017

International Law Weekend (ILW) 2017 took place 19-21 October 2017 in New York City, New York, USA. ILW began on Thursday evening, October 19, 2017, at the New York City Bar (42 W. 44th Street). The conference continued Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Fordham University School of Law (150 West 62nd Street). 

For panel topics and speakers, please view the 2017 ILW PROGRAM.

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. 



A number of panels were designated for continuing legal education (CLE). CLE credit is offered to all ILW attendees at no additional cost through the sponsorship and assistance of White & Case LLP, which is an accredited provider of New York and California CLE credit. Attorneys licensed in other states can apply for CLE credit in their own jurisdiction using the New York CLE certificate provided by White & Case. Designated panels are identified in the ILW Program.

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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