Sunday, January 28, 2018

ASIL Book Award Winners Announced

The Book Awards Committee of the American Society of International Law has recommended and the Executive Council has approved the following three books to receive awards during the ASIL Assembly at the 2018 Annual Meeting, April 4-7 in Washington, DC.

  • In the category, "Preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship": Is International Law International? by Anthea Roberts, (Oxford, 2017)       
  • In the category, "Specialized Area of International Law": International Climate Change Law, by Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée, and Lavanya Rajamani, (Oxford, 2017)
  • In the category, "High Technical Craftsmanship and Utility to Lawyers and Scholars": Encyclopedia of Private International Law by Jürgen Basedow, Giesela Rühl, Franco Ferrari, and Pedro de Miguel Asensio (Edward Elgar, 2017)

Congratulations to the winners!


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Sunday, January 14, 2018

First Call for Presentation Proposals - Global Legal Skills Conference - Melbourne, Australia (Dec. 9-12, 2018)

Global Legal Skills Conference 13

Melbourne, Australia

December 9-12, 2018

Co-Sponsored by Melbourne Law School and The John Marshall Law School-Chicago, in cooperation with the Legal Writing Institute, the American Bar Association Section on International Law, the Teaching International Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association, the International Law Students Association, the American Society of International Law, Scribes—The American Society of Legal Writers, and other organizations.

In holding the GLS-13 Conference at Melbourne Law School, we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land where the law school is located: the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present, and emerging.

First Call for Presentations

Presentation proposals for the GLS-13 Conference are now being accepted on topics relating to legal writing and legal skills education (particularly for lawyers and law students who speak English as a second language), international litigation, comparative and international law, and related subjects.

Please send an email to Prof. Mark E. Wojcik at [email protected] with the subject line “GLS-13 Proposal.” Include a proposed title, brief description, and proposed speakers. Individual presentations will normally be 15-20 minutes. Panels and roundtables will normally be an hour and include three to five speakers. You may be nominated to be on more than one panel but speakers will normally be given only one speaking opportunity to allow others to participate.

The first call for presentations will be open until February 28, 2018 and decisions made by March 28, 2018. Additional presentation proposals will be accepted until April 30, 2018 if space is still available. Poster presentations will be accepted until November 1, 2018

More Information?

The GLS Website for the Melbourne Conference will launch on February 1, 2018 at with information about registration, travel, hotels, and a preliminary conference schedule. The website for the 2017 GLS conference in Mexico can be viewed at

Additional information about the GLS-13 conference, including sponsorship opportunities, can be had from the Conference Co-Chairs, Prof. Mark E. Wojcik, The John Marshall Law School, Chicago [(312) 987-2391 or [email protected]] or Dr Chantal Morton, Director of the Legal Academic Skills Centre, Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia.

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