International Law Weekend 2018 will take place from October 18-20 in New York City, at the NYC Bar Association and at Fordham Law School. This conference is jointly organized and sponsored by the American Branch of the International Law Association and the International Law Students Association. This year’s theme is “Why International Law Matters.” Please see the theme description below:
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.
For more information, as well as for how to submit a panel proposal, please see here. Panel proposals are due on May 25th.