Reminder: International Law Weekend 2012, October 25-27 in New York City

Reminder: International Law Weekend 2012, October 25-27 in New York City

A quick reminder from FOB (“Friend of Blog”) Professor Ruth Wedgwood that the American Branch of the International Law Association’s International Law Weekend 2012 will be held next week in New York City. The full program is here, and includes several other FOBs as well as several of our permanent contributors.  And here is a message  from Professor Wedgwood herself::

The weekend opens at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 25 at the New York City Bar Association at 42 West 44th Street, with a blazing panel on China — with former U.S. Ambassador to China Winston Lord, NYU Law School human rights expert Jerome Cohen, China environmental expert Liz Economy of the Council on Foreign Relations, and legal eagle John Crowley of Davis, Polk and Wardwell — followed by a free cocktail reception.

It continues 9 a.m. Friday October 26 at the Lincoln Center campus of Fordham Law School, 140 West 62nd Street — with a Conversation with famed former SDNY U.S. Attorney and Debevoise litigation chief Mary Jo White, who indicted Bin Laden and pursued Siemens for foreign corrupt practices; a talk by the chief Yugoslav tribunal war crimes judge Ted Meron;  a two-part series on ICSID investment arbitration with ICSID secretary general Meg Kinnear; a talk by blind Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng, and a host of other panels.

The clinch continues on Saturday with discussions of the Alien Tort Statute, the Israeli-Iranian crisis and the nature of anticipatory self-defense, the cholera scandal in Haiti where blame has been cast in the direction of U.N. peacekeepers, the prosecution of sexual violence in international law; intellectual property rights enforcement; sports law; off-shore tax havens and transfer pricing;  the situation in Egypt; Islamic finance; the law of outer space;  and a career-path fair.

Free for all students; $70 package deal for practitioners who join the  International Law Association and wish to attend the conference;  and $50 for members of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

The event is supported by 25 law schools and graduate law programs, as well as by blue chip law firms, bar associations, and law publishers.  Registration is available at

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