Sunday, September 28, 2008
The American Bar Association Section of International Law has just finished its Fall Meeting in Brussels Belgium. It was another high quality meeting with many interesting and informative panels. Approximately 600 lawyers attended, a number smaller than expected but many canceled at the last minute because of legal work relating to the financial crisis in the United States. The organizers put on some splendid events, including a fantastic reception at the Belgian Parliament -- one of the best events I have attended in many years.
ABA International meetings bring together practicing lawyers from around the world. Judges, lawyers, and law students also attend, but there is a heavy focus on practical aspects of private and public international law. These meetings are well worth the time for international law professors to attend. Be sure you get the information on the next meetings by becoming a member of the ABA Section of International Law. You need not be a U.S. lawyer to become a member of the ABA or the section. Click here for more information.