International Law Weekend 2014: Call for Panel Proposals
UPDATE: The deadline for submission of ILW panel proposals has been extended to April 23, 2014.
In anticipation of International Law Weekend 2014 – the premier international law event of the fall season, to be held on October 23-25, 2014,
in New York City – the sponsors would like to invite you and your colleagues to submit proposals for panels, roundtables, and lectures at
International Law Weekend (ILW) 2014. The overall theme of ILW 2014 is International Law in a Time of Chaos.
ILW is sponsored and organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and the International Law Students Association (ILSA).
This annual conference attracts an audience of more than one thousand 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.
Call for Proposals
The unifying theme for this year’s meeting is International Law in a Time of Chaos. The role of international law in conflict mitigation remains key –
whether by building commercial links between states, fighting corruption, improving democratic governance, or providing methods for resolving international
and ethnic disputes. International Law Weekend 2014 will seek to address the role of public and private international lawyers in each of these tasks.
Panel proposals may concern any aspect of international law, including trade, investment, arbitration, intellectual property, combatting corruption,
labor standards in the global supply chain, and human rights, as well as issues of international organizations and international security.
The ILW Program Committee invites proposals to be submitted online
on or before Wednesday, April 23, 2014.
Please provide a title, brief description of the topic, and the names, titles, and affiliations of the chair and likely speakers –
but also describe what you think would be the most engaging and exciting format, including ways to enhance participation by the audience.
Thus, we encourage suggestions of varied formats, such as debates, roundtables, lectures, and break-out groups, as well as the
usual practice of panel presentations. One of the objectives of ILW 2014 is to promote new dialogues among scholars and practicing
lawyers; so formats should include presenters with diverse experiences and perspectives.
ILW 2014 will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Branch in Manhattan at the Association of the Bar of the
City of New York at 42 West 44th Street on Thursday evening, October 23, and at the Fordham Law School at Lincoln Center on October 24-25, 2014.
We expect an audience that will include practitioners, professors, UN diplomats, business leaders, federal and state government officials,
NGO leaders, writers, journalists, and interested citizens. 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. Questions regarding ILW 2014 can be directed
Please feel free to forward this announcement to other interested parties.
ILW 2014 Program Committee
Tamara Cummings-John, Legal Officer, United Nations Office of Legal Affairs; Davis Robinson, Former Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State; Stephen Shapiro, Managing Partner, BSR Investments; Vivian Shen, Programs Director, International Law Students Association; David Stewart, President-Elect, American Branch of the International Law Association; and Ruth Wedgwood, President, American Branch of the International Law Association.
Download the flyer here.