27 September 2018

International Law Weekend to take place at Fordham University School of Law

27 September 2018 - The School of Law of Fordham University (United States), a member institution of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), will host the International Law Weekend 2018 (ILW 2018) that will take place from 18 - 20 October 2018. The opening ceremony will be held at the New York City Bar Association on 18 October and then the conference as such will be at Fordham University on 19 and 20 October.

This event is sponsored and organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association and the International Law Students Association, aiming to attract a large audience of more than one thousand academics, practitioners, diplomats, members of governmental and nongovernmental organizations, and law students.

The theme this year is Why International Law Matters. According to the organizers, like any legal system, international law is a reflection of the past. Its norms, rules, and institutions are built upon a foundation that is moored in prior decades and steeped in previous centuries. And yet, international law plays an important role today, while setting the stage for the future.

Current developments and emerging trends will form into future law. International lawyers must, therefore, serve as both historians and fortune tellers, while applying international legal norms in the present. How does the past inform our present? What current events and movements will most impact our future? And why does international law matter today?

For information on registration you can click here and the programme for the event can be seen here.