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By: Lisl Brunner and Kathleen Claussen | April 01, 2015 | 08:30 AM EDT


The New Professionals Interest Group is pleased to announce that this year’s Annual Meeting will feature an entire track of events designed for new professionals.  Just as the Interest Group sponsors a number of events throughout the year to assist students and recent graduates with building a career in international law, this year’s Annual Meeting will include a special focus on these areas.  Join us for panels that explore ethical issues...

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By: Carter Paret | March 26, 2015 | 10:30 AM EDT


With the Annual Meeting a few weeks away, here are some of the distinguished lectures taking place this year!

Former International Court of Justice Judge Sir Kenneth Keith will deliver the annual Grotius Lecture, entitled “Some Thoughts About Grotius 400 Years On”.  Chair of the Committee Against Torture, Claudio Grossman, will moderate and former ICJ President Dame Rosalyn Higgins will be the distinguished discussant. 

United Stated Department of Defense General Counsel Stephen Preston will deliver...

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By: Gary J. Shaw | March 20, 2015 | 06:30 PM EDT

For better or worse, international law is confronting a period of profound change. Geopolitical developments—in particular, new assertions of economic, political, or military power by countries like Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—have simultaneously aggravated latent territorial disputes and created the potential for unprecedented economic integration. Advances in technology have enabled cyber-conflicts and forged new tools for governmental coercion or control, while also facilitating the dissemination of information. Shared environmental challenges have presented new...

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By: Gary Shaw | March 18, 2015 | 10:15 AM EDT

The Institute for Transnational Arbitration and the American Society of International Law will once again host a ½-day conference, bringing together leading practitioners in the field of international arbitration.  Chaired by Professor Chiara Giorgetti (Richmond Law School) and Steptoe & Johnson partner Lucinda A. Low, this year’s ITA-ASIL conference will focus on issues of corruption in both investor-state and commercial international arbitration. A distinguished line-up of panelists, including the Honorable Charles N. Brower and Professor Michael Reisman (Yale Law School), will...

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