Call for Proposals: International Law Weekend 2012

Call for Proposals: International Law Weekend 2012

I interrupt this wonderful discussion of Tai-Heng Cheng’s new book for this important announcement from Professor Ruth Wedgwood, President of the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) regarding International Law Weekend 2012, which takes place Oct. 25-27.  As a participant at ILW 2011, I can attest that Professor Wedgwood has injected new life and significantly broadened the sponsorship of this annual NYC event.  Here’s her announcement:

After last year’s gathering of the flock (with over 1400 attendees and some 40 co-sponsors), we’re ready to do International Law Weekend again, in a collaboration between the International Law Association’s American Branch and the International Law Student’s Association.

Dates are October 25-27, 2012, to be held at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and at Fordham Law School.

Some key language from the call for proposals — with due date of April 13, 2012:

“The unifying theme for this year’s meeting is to explore the mechanisms of change in international law. Panels may focus on key regions undergoing particularly dramatic change, for instance in the Middle East or China, and subject matter areas undergoing rapid change, such as tariffs and trade, human rights and humanitarian intervention, immigration, labor, public health, sustainable development and the environment.

This year, we plan to have a broad array of public international law topics, but will also have dedicated tracks of private international law topics in each program slot. Thus, we welcome suggestions of cutting-edge issues in the international aspects of corporate, tax, securities, and investment law, as well as international arbitration and other forms of international dispute resolution.

Equally welcome are topics in public international law and institutions, including issues regarding the United Nations, human rights, peacekeeping, humanitarian intervention, arms control, the development of regional and sub-regional organizations, etc. We also encourage suggestions of varied formats, such as debates, roundtables, lectures, and break-out groups, as well as the usual practice of panel presentations.”

The full call for proposals here.  Deadline to submit is April 13.

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