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International Law Weekend 2011 (Day 1 of 2)
Friday, October 21, 2011 9:00 am-5:45 pm


October 21, 9 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.
October 22, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This program will be held at Fordham Law School, 140 West 62nd St. in Manhattan


International Law Weekend (ILW) brings together hundreds of practitioners, academics, judges, NGO experts, U.N. diplomats, and students. The theme of this year’s ILW is "International Law and National Politics.” More than 30 panels will examine how – and to what extent – international standards influence the application and interpretation of national law, touching upon such diverse areas as human rights and humanitarian intervention, national security, immigration, trade, labor, and the environment.

The panels will be debating “The Proper Place of International Law in U.S. Grand Strategy,” “The Extraterritorial Grasp of Anti-Bribery Legislation,” “The Anti-Shari’a Movement- Unconstitutional Discrimination or Homeland Security?”, “Libya and International Law,” “The Ethics of International Human Rights Fact Finding,” “Libel Tourism,” “Recent Private International Law Developments,” “Recent Developments in International Commercial Arbitration,” “International Financial Reform,” “Current Challenges for the International Criminal Court,” “Prospects for Strengthening Access to Justice in the Middle East-North Africa Region,” “LGBT Rights in Africa,” “Civilian Casualties in Modern Warfare,” “Climate Change Geo-engineering,” “The Future of U.S. Trade Negotiations,” “Private Litigation Against Terrorist Sponsors,” “Intellectual Property Law,” “The New International Investment Arbitration Lawyer: How Should Lawyers Prepare for the New Generation of Bilateral Investment and Trade Treaties,” and “Promoting Independence for Human Rights Lawyers Worldwide: The Role of American Lawyers and Law Firms.” Friday’s activities feature a keynote address at 1:30 p.m. by Harold Koh, Legal Adviser to the United States Department of State, which is open to all conference attendees.

Co-sponsored by: Council on International Affairs, Mark R. Shulman, Chair

Members of the City Bar, as a co-sponsoring organization, can attend for the two days of conference proceedings at Fordham for a registration fee of $60 (a discount of $15 from the ordinary $75 registration price). Due to the generosity of co-sponsoring organizations, ILW is free for all students and employees of the United Nations. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER. Registration for ILW can be found at http://ila-americanbranch.org/ILW2011_Registration.aspx; the ILW schedule can be found at http://ila-americanbranch.org/ILW2011_Schedule.pdf; general ILW information can be found at http://ila-americanbranch.org/Intl_Law_Wknd.aspx 

For further information, please contact Jill Schmieder Hereau, Programs Coordinator, International Law Students Association, at jshereau@ilsa.org or 303-332-8190; or Tiffany Bassiano, Associate Director of International Law Programs, Johns Hopkins University, at tbascia1@jhu.edu or 202-663-5982.