International Law Weekend 2015
The deadline for proposals for International Law Weekend 2015, is March 20, 2015.
In anticipation of International Law Weekend 2015 (ILW 2015) – the premier international law
event of the fall season – the sponsors would like to invite you and your colleagues to submit
proposals for panels, roundtables, and lectures. ILW 2015 is scheduled to be held on
November 5-7, 2015, in New York City.
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.
Call for Proposals
The unifying theme for ILW 2015 is Global Problems, Legal Solutions: Challenges for
Contemporary International Lawyers.
ILW 2015 will explore the many roles that international law plays in addressing global
challenges. The aim is to provide an opportunity for discussion and debate about the
ways in which international law provides fundamental tools and mechanisms to address
emerging global issues. ILW 2015 will offer engaging panels on current problems and
innovative solutions in both public and private international law.
The ILW Organizing Committee invites proposals to be submitted online on or before
Friday, March 20, 2015 via the ILW Panel Proposal Submission Form located
Panel proposals may concern any aspect of contemporary international law and practice
including, but not limited to, international arbitration, international environmental
law, national security, cyber law, use of force, human rights and humanitarian law,
international organizations, international criminal law, international intellectual
property, the law of the sea and outer space, transnational commercial and trade law.
When submitting your proposal, please identify the primary area(s) of international
law that your proposed panel will address. We also ask that you provide a brief
description of the topic, and the names, titles, and affiliations of the chair and
likely speakers. One of the objectives of ILW 2015 is to promote new dialogues among
scholars and practicing lawyers; so all panels should include presenters with diverse
experiences and perspectives.
On the submission form, you will be asked to describe what you think would be the most
engaging and exciting format for your proposed program. We encourage suggestions of
varied formats, such as debates, roundtables, lectures, and break-out groups, as well as the
usual practice of panel presentations. Additionally, we encourage you to consider taking
the necessary steps to qualify your panel for CLE credit. We hope to offer at least seven
panels qualifying for CLE.
ILW 2015 is scheduled to be held at 42 West 44th Street on Thursday evening, November 5,
and at Fordham Law School at Lincoln Center on November 6 - 7, 2015. The ABILA Annual
meeting will also be held during ILW 2015 at the same location.
We expect the audience to include practitioners, academics, UN diplomats, business
leaders, federal and state government officials, NGO leaders, writers, journalists, and
interested citizens. We plan to have a broad array of both public international law and
private international law topics in each program timeslot. For questions regarding ILW
2015, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ILW 2015 - Program Committee Members
Assistant Professor of Law
Faculty Director, LLM Program
Richmond School of Law
Chief of Investment Arbitration
Office of the Legal Adviser
U.S. Department of State
David P. Stewart
Georgetown University Law Center
Acting Chief, Treaty Section
Office of Legal Affairs
Programs Director, ILSA