By Jo Wojtkowski
The 2013 International Law Weekend Annual Meeting is taking place this week at Fordham Law School, in New York City (24-26 October 2013).
The theme of this year’s meeting is “Internationalization of Law and Legal Practice,” exploring the increasing importance of international law for every lawyer in today’s society. Panel discussions will examine how the principles and instruments of international law are prevalent in domestic law, covering areas such as civil litigation, commercial transactions, trade regulation, family law, criminal prosecution, intellectual property, and dispute settlement.
ILW is sponsored and organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and the International Law Students Association (ILSA). For the full ILW schedule of events, visit ILSA and American Branch of the International Law Association websites. Over one thousand practitioners, academics, diplomats, members of the public and NGO sectors, and law students are expected to attend the event.
Some highlights at the conference:
- Never miss a keynote, and this year’s is from Donald Donovan, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.
- Given the recent revelations about NSA spying, “Big Data: The End of Privacy or a New Beginning?” (Friday, 9:00 a.m., McNally Amphitheatre) is a hot topic.
- We’ve heard many of our authors discuss the challenges of explaining the principles of international law to those without training in it, so check out “Teaching International Law Outside Law Schools” (Friday, 10:45 a.m., Room 303)
- Students should look out for the great career sessions on Saturday afternoon, ranging from human rights to art law.
Fordham Law School is located in the wonderful Lincoln Square neighborhood of New York and just around the corner from some great activities after the conference:
- Head over to Lincoln Center to catch a symphony, an opera, or one of the many fantastic performances.
- Jazz fans can head over to Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola for amazing late-night sessions.
- Forget something on your way to the conference? Check The Shops at Columbus Circle.
- Have a relaxing stroll through Central Park.
Of course, we hope to see you at Oxford University Press booth. We’ll be offering the chance to browse and buy our new and bestselling titles on display at a 20% conference discount, discover what’s new in Oxford Law Online, and pick up sample copies of our latest law journals
See you in there!
Jo Wojtkowski is an Assistant Marketing Manager in the Law Division of Oxford University Press.