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 was 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.