On October 20-22, 2011, the American Branch of the International Law Association and the International Law Students Association will present the annual International Law Weekend (“ILW”) in New York, in conjunction with the 90th annual meeting of the American Branch. ILW 2011 will bring together hundreds of practitioners, professors, members of the governmental and non-governmental sectors and students. It will feature numerous panels, distinguished speakers, and receptions. The overall theme of ILW 2011 is “International Law and National Politics.”
This year’s three-day conference will explore the intersection of international rules and norms and domestic politics and policymaking. To what extent do international standards influence the application and interpretation of national law including complementary or countervailing policies sought by domestic policymakers, non-governmental actors and/or civil society? Expert panels and discussion sessions will examine these and other issues with regard to such diverse areas as human rights and humanitarian intervention, national security, immigration, trade, labor, health care and the environment.
Admission is free for all students, all faculty, lawyers, and staff from co-sponsoring institutions, as well as all members of the American Branch of the International Law Association, and the International Law Students Association. Staff members of the United Nations and Permanent Missions to the United Nations can also attend for free. Members of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York can register for $60 for the two days. The registration fee remains a modest $75 for the two days combined for all other practicing lawyers and members of the public.
For a complete schedule and to register, see http://www.ilsa.org/conference/ILW.php.