International Law Weekend 2012: Call for Papers and Panels

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After last year’s gathering of the flock (with over 1400 attendees and some 40 co-sponsors, a record draw), we’re ready to do New York City’s International Law Weekend again, in a continuing collaboration between the International Law Association’s American Branch and the International Law Students Association. This year’s International Law Weekend (ILW) conference dates will be October 25-27, 2012. The conference will be held in two venues, at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and at Fordham Law School.

The theme for ILW 2012 is “Ideas, Institutions, and Interests – Dynamics of Change in International Law”. The sponsors have issued a call for panels, roundtables, and lectures. That call can be found on the site of the American Branch of the International Law Association.  That call states that:

“The unifying theme for this year’s meeting is to explore the mechanisms of change in international law. Panels may focus 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.”

“This year, we plan to have a broad array of public international law topics, but will also have dedicated tracks of private international law topics in each program slot. Thus, we welcome suggestions of cutting-edge issues in the international aspects of corporate, tax, securities, and investment law, as well as international arbitration and other forms of international dispute resolution.”

“Equally welcome are topics in public international law and institutions, including issues regarding the United Nations, human rights, peacekeeping, humanitarian intervention, arms control, the development of regional and sub-regional organizations, etc. We also encourage suggestions of varied formats, such as debates, roundtables, lectures, and break-out groups, as well as the usual practice of panel presentations.”

The online Proposal Submission form can be found on the ILSA website.

Ruth Wedgwood is President of the American Branch of the International Law Association.

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