International Law Weekend 2012 – the premier international law event of the fall season, was held on October 25-27, 2012, in New York City. The overall theme of ILW 2012 is Ideas, Institutions, and Interests – Dynamics of Change in International Law.
International Law Weekend 2012 was 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). ILW 2012 was held in conjunction with the 91st annual meeting of the American Branch.
The unifying theme for the 2012 meeting was the exploration of the mechanisms of change in international law. Panels focused on key regions undergoing particularly dramatic change, for instance in the Middle East or China, and subject matter areas undergoing rapid change, such as tariffs and trade, human rights and humanitarian intervention, immigration, labor, public health, sustainable development and the environment. ILW was held in Manhattan at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York at 42 West 44th Street on Thursday evening, October 25, 2012, and at the Fordham Law School at Lincoln Center on October 26-27, 2012.
ILW 2012 attracted an audience of more than 1,000 practitioners, academics, diplomats, members of the governmental and nongovernmental sectors, and most importantly, foreign policy and law students who are learning about the range of practice and career opportunities.