New York, NY (October 23, 2012): The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice is proud to yet again be a co-sponsoring partner of the International Law Weekend (ILW 2012), which will open this week. The event will feature panels and speakers on a wide range of public and private international law topics.
ILW 2012 will be held from October 25 through 27, 2012, at the New York City Bar Association and at Fordham Law School in New York City. This year’s theme is “Ideas, Institutions, and Interests – Dynamics of Change in International Law,” and is sponsored and organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association (“ABILA”) and the International Law Students Association (“ILSA”).
Practitioners, professors, UN diplomats, business leaders, federal and state government officials, NGO leaders, writers, journalists, and other stakeholders attend the event each year, to panels with experts on topics including international human rights law, trade, development, and international humanitarian law. Dedicated tracks of private international law topics in each program slot are also featured this year.
This year’s meetings will 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. The panels will be held in Manhattan at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York at 42 West 44th Street on Thursday evening, October 25, and at the Fordham Law School at Lincoln Center on October 26-27, in cooperation with the Leitner Center. ILW 2012 is expected to attract an audience of more than one thousand practitioners, academics, diplomats, members of the governmental and nongovernmental sectors, and most importantly, foreign policy and law students who are learning about the range of practice and career opportunities. ILW 2012 will also be held in conjunction with the 91st annual meeting of the American Branch.
For more details regarding the schedule, and to register, please visit the American Branch of the International Law Association’s website here. The schedule can be found here: http://www.leitnercenter.org/files/Events/ILW Program 10.22.2012.pdf.