International Law Weekend 2019 – the premier international law event of the fall season – is scheduled for October 10-12, 2019 in New York City. The conference will be held at the New York City Bar Association (42 West 44th Street) on October 10, 2019 and at Fordham Law School (150 West 62nd Street) on October 11-12, 2019.

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Pictures from ILW 2017

The unifying theme for ILW 2019 is The Resilience of International Law.

In recent years, the international legal system has been challenged at home and abroad. Growing nationalism, shifts in geo-political power, deepening economic inequality, climate change, and a global migration crisis have generated cracks in the established international order. These schisms have been exacerbated by other factors, including the power of private corporations over speech platforms and personal data and the rapid progression of new technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. Even our discipline and profession are challenged with growing calls for inclusivity of diverse voices. Can the international legal system adapt to address these profound developments?

This year’s keynote speakers include U.N. Undersecretary-General for Legal Affairs Mr. Miguel de Serpa Soares; Judge Kimberly Prost, International Criminal Court; Dr. Christopher Ward, SC, ILA President; and Jennifer Newstead, General Counsel of Facebook and Former Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State.


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ABILA is pleased to offer special group rates through the Empire Hotel, 44 W 63rd St, New York, NY 10023.

Group rate based on availability. The cut off date is September 10, 2019

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Proposal Submission

The deadline for panel proposals was May 15, 2019.

About ILW 

ILW 2019 is organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) – which welcomes new members from academia, the practicing bar, and the diplomatic world. This annual conference attracts an audience of more than one thousand academics, practitioners, diplomats, members of governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and law students. For any questions about ILW 2019, please contact [email protected].

Past International Law Weekends