2016 Annual Meeting

2016 ASIL Annual Meeting Call for Papers – New Voices Sessions (deadline October 30)
Next year, as in the past, the Planning Committee for the Annual Meeting would like to include at least one “New Voices” session that will provide a platform for junior scholars and practitioners to present their works-in-progress.

ASIL invites submissions from non-tenured scholars and junior practitioners on any topic of international law. Any authors who submitted a paper abstract in the first call for papers and session proposals do not need to submit again; those abstracts remain under consideration. Abstracts should be well developed and reflect advanced progress on a paper that will be presented at the Meeting. Final papers will be due by March 21, 2016.

Send your abstract to asilannualmeeting@asil.org by no later than Friday, October 30, 2015, with the subject line “New Voices Proposal.” Please send the abstract as a Microsoft Word attachment, including your name and contact information (email address & affiliation). Abstracts should be no longer than 1000 words. Selected authors will be notified by the beginning of December.

Please direct any questions to the members of the Planning Committee at xASIL2016Aides@aporter.com.


From March 30-April 2, 2016, the American Society of International Law will convene its 110th Annual Meeting.

Charting New Frontiers in International Law

Dramatic shifts in the global economy, the environment, technological innovation, geopolitical power structures, and human mobility are forcing societies around the world to redefine their normative foundations. These shifts are creating new frontiers in the physical and conceptual structure of our international order.

Growing migration, climate, and public health challenges disrupt the salience of geographic borders. Non-state actors such as regional organizations and ISIS demand a more nuanced taxonomy of the subjects of international law. Technological advances such as cyber warfare, digital surveillance, and automated weapons are changing the terms and consequences of international conflict. Calls for transparency in international dispute resolution, and the increasing role of public issues such as financial regulation and energy policy in private disputes, are redefining the nature of commercial adjudication.

The dynamic frontiers of our international order require that scholars and lawyers chart new frontiers in the theory and practice of international law. At its 110th Annual Meeting in Spring 2016, the American Society of International Law (ASIL) invites policymakers, practitioners, academics, and students of international law to reflect upon these shifting frontiers in the world and in law, to devise new modes of thinking, and to address the questions they present.

2016 Annual Meeting Tracks:

  1. Human Rights, International Criminal Law
  2. Trade, Development, and Energy
  3. The Laws of War, Migration, Disaster Law, and Environment
  4. Foreign Relations, National Security, and International Law in Domestic Courts
  5. International Dispute Resolution and Adjudication
  6. Emerging Issues in International Law: Regions, Theories, Actors
  7. Professional and Academic Development
March 30 - April 2, 2016
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Why Sponsor the ASIL Annual Meeting?

With over a century of tradition and experience behind it, the American Society of International Law's Annual Meeting has become the most important gathering in the field of international law. Nearly 1,400 practitioners, scholars, and students travel to Washington, DC, each spring from all over the world to debate and discuss the latest developments in their field.

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2015 ASIL Annual Meeting Frequently Asked Questions

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