Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The 2012 International Conference of the International Law Students Association (ILSA) has just finished in Chicago at The John Marshall Law School.
The keynote lecture was given by Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni of DePaul University College of Law, who spoke at length on the "Realpolitik" of International Law. He shared experiences from his work at the United Nations and various international criminal tribunals.
Students from around the world came to the conference, one coming even from India. The ILSA International Conference had previously been held in other countries but was being held this year for the first time in the United States. It was organized by the International Law Societies of The John Marshall Law School and the Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey (Mexico), in cooperation with the ILSA International Headquarters Office (which is located in Chicago).
Partner organizations attending the conference included the International Bar Association and the International Law Section of the American Bar Association.