International Law Weekend - 2018


International Law Weekend 2018 (ILW 2018) – the premier international law event of the fall season – is scheduled for October 18-20, 2018 in New York City. The conference will be held at the New York City Bar Association (42 West 44th Street) on October 18, 2018 and at Fordham Law School (150 West 62nd Street) on October 19-20, 2018.

Download the ILW 2018 Program

Online registration for ILW 2018 is now closed.
However, in-person registration will be available at the event.

ILW 2018 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 one thousand academics, practitioners, diplomats, members of governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and law students.

The unifying theme for ILW 2018 is Why International Law Matters

Like any legal system, international law is a reflection of the past. Its norms, rules, and institutions are built upon a foundation that is moored in prior decades and steeped in previous centuries. And yet, international law plays an important role today, while setting the stage for the future. Current developments and emerging trends will form into future law. International lawyers must, therefore, serve as both historians and fortune tellers, while applying international legal norms in the present. How does the past inform our present? What current events and movements will most impact our future? And why does international law matter today? Wading through these moments in time, panels at ILW 2018 will consider the past, reflect on the present, and survey the future of our discipline and our profession, while addressing the fundamental question of why international law matters.

CLE
A number of panels will be designated for continuing legal education (CLE). More information will be provided once available.
 

About ILW 
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. Questions about ILW may be sent to ilwconference@gmail.com.
 

ILW 2018 - Co-Sponsors

  • American Bar Association - Section of International Law

  • American Society of International Law

  • Arizona State University - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

  • Brill USA, Inc.

  • California Western School of Law

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law

  • Columbia Law School

  • Dean Rusk International Law Center, University of Georgia School of Law

  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

  • Foley Hoag LLP

  • Fordham University School of Law

  • George Washington University Law School

  • Georgetown University Law Center

  • International and Non-J.D. Programs, Fordham University School of Law

  • Leitner Center for International Law & Justice

  • New York University School of Law

  • New York University School of Professional Studies - Center for Global Affairs

  • Oxford University Press

  • Princeton University - James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions

  • Princeton University - The Program in Law and Public Affairs

  • The Fletcher School, Tufts University

  • University of Georgia School of Law

  • University of Nebraska

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law 

  • Washington and Lee Law School - Transnational Law Institute 

  • White & Case LLP

  • Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute, Washington University School of Law

Planning for ILW - 2018


Accomodations in NY

We have made arrangements with the Empire Hotel to offer concessionary rates for the 2018 International Law Weekend. The reduced rates are:

$319 per night for Standard Queen rooms

$349 per night for Superior King rooms

$329 per night for Superior Double/Double rooms

You may book on-line directly at:  https://book.empirehotelnyc.com/booking/en/choose-room/New-York/2018-10-18/2018-10-20/XILW101818/EMPIRE/Empire-Hotel

You may directly call 855-265-7400 to make a reservation by phone, if you prefer to do it that way.  If you decide to book by phone, you must refer to the Int’l Law Weekend Group to receive the group discounted rate.


The Empire’s address is:

The Empire Hotel
44 W 63rd Street
New York, NY 10023