International Law Weekend 2020 (ILW 2020) – the premier international law event of the fall season – is scheduled for October 22-24, 2020 in New York City. The conference will be held at the New York City Bar Association (42 West 44th Street) on October 22, 2020 and at Fordham Law School (150 West 62nd Street) on October 23-24, 2020.
Registration information will be posted soon.
The unifying theme for ILW 2020 is International Law in Times of Change.
From shifting political alliances to changing trade and economic relations, the world around us is undergoing profound transformations. The backlash against globalization has resulted in increased suspicion of multilateralism – and escalating populism. Yet, the world is more interconnected than ever. Our economic system relies on interconnectivity. To stop the spreading of coronavirus and address climate change, international coordination is paramount. What is the role of international law in this changing and often contradictory world? What could and should international lawyers do? How can international institutions become more successful both at addressing the challenges facing them and in winning state and popular support?
ILW 2020 will respond to some of these questions, and discuss how international law can respond to these new challenges.