Sunday, September 12, 2021
At this blog, EVERY weekend is an international law weekend.
But the ILW is an annual not-to-be-missed event organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association (AmBranch or ABILA), with the assistance of the International Law Students Association (ILSA, the fine people who bring you the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition).
Each October, the American Branch presents International Law Weekend (ILW) in New York City. This two-and-a-half-day conference features over 30 panels, and many of the world’s leading international lawyers and diplomats participate. In recent years, keynote luncheon speakers have included the president of the American Society of International Law and the Legal Adviser to the U.S. Department of State. Gala receptions have been hosted by the Finnish, Belgian, British, and Singapore missions to the United Nations.
Recent ILWs have attracted an audience of over 1,200 practitioners, academics, U.N. diplomats, business leaders, federal and state government officials, NGO leaders, journalists, students, and interested citizens. Registration for ILW is very reasonably priced as a service to our members. It is free for students. Sponsorship by law firms, universities, and interested practitioners is welcomed and recognized.
International Law Weekend 2021 is scheduled for October 28-30, 2021. And this year it's online, of course, which means you can attend more easily.
Students get to go for free, others pay a registration fee. There's an early bird rate that expires on September 15. Click here for more information.
In addition to the substantive panels, there will be breakout rooms for networking and catching up with international law colleagues. One of those rooms will be for the ABILA Committee on Teaching International Law.
Mark E. Wojcik (mew)
Co-Chair, ABILA Committee on Teaching International Law