Friday, October 19, 2012

Go On! The Broadway opening of International Law Weekend 2012, next week in New York City

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)

I'm pleased to welcome all IntLawGrrls readers to next week's International Law Weekend 2012, sponsored by the American Branch of the International Law Association, for which I serve as President.
The weekend opens at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 25, with a blazing panel on China -- with former U.S. Ambassador to China Winston Lord, NYU Law School human rights expert Jerome Cohen, China environmental expert Liz Economy of the Council on Foreign Relations, and legal eagle John Crowley of Davis, Polk and Wardwell -- followed by a free cocktail reception. All these events will be at at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, 42 West 44th Street.
As detailed in the full program, ILW 2012 continues 9 a.m. Friday, October 2,6 at the Lincoln Center campus of Fordham Law School, 140 West 62nd Street. Highlights among the host of panels:
► A Conversation with famed former SDNY U.S. Attorney and Debevoise litigation chief, Mary Jo White, who indicted Bin Laden and pursued Siemens for foreign corrupt practices;
► A talk by the chief Yugoslav tribunal war crimes judge Ted Meron;
► A two-part series on ICSID investment arbitration with ICSID secretary general Meg Kinnear;
► A talk by Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng.
The clinch continues on Saturday with discussions of: the Alien Tort Statute; the Israeli-Iranian crisis and the nature of anticipatory self-defense; the cholera scandal in Haiti, where blame has been cast in the direction of U.N. peacekeepers; the prosecution of sexual violence in international law; intellectual property rights enforcement; sports law; offshore tax havens and transfer pricing; the situation in Egypt; Islamic finance; the law of outer space; and a career-path fair.
Many IntLawGrrls contributors are among the panelists.
The event is supported by 25 law schools and graduate law programs, as well as by blue chip law firms, bar associations, and law publishers. It is free for all students and members of the American Branch and our many meeting co-sponsors; $70 package deal for practitioners and law faculty who join the International Law Association and wish to attend the conference; and $50 for members of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.
The full program is here. Registration is available here. See you there!

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