Midyear Meeting and Research Forum

Join the American Society of International Law for its Midyear Meeting and Research Forum in Chicago, November 6-8, 2014. Additional details coming soon.

The Society's 2014 Midyear Meeting, November 6-8, in Chicago, IL, will feature:

  • Diane Wood, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in a discussion of international law in U.S. courts
  • Anne-Marie Slaughter, former U.S. State Department director of policy planning and current New America Foundation president, speaking on "State Realism versus Human Realism: The Individualization of International Law"
  • "The Missile that Shot Down Flight MH 17: Whose Legal Responsibility?", a plenary panel on the Malaysia Airlines disaster over Ukraine
  • An international law career development "speed mentoring" event
  • A Research Forum for the presentation and discussion of 70 cutting edge works-in-progress selected from more than 200 paper submissions.
Among the Research Forum's 24 sessions:
  • International Law and the Reshaping of the American Constitution
  • The Changing Practice of Investment Arbitration
  • Evolving Practices of Prosecuting Atrocities
  • African Legal Practices and International Courts: Tensions and Prospects
  • How We Teach and Discuss International Law
  • Legitimacy and Authority of World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement
  • Unilateral Acts Affecting Respect for International Law

The international law career development event will feature a "speed mentoring" program for students and new professionals interested in learning more about the wide variety of careers possible in the practice of international law. Professionals from private practice, government and international organizations, academia, and non-governmental organizations will be on hand to provide personal insight to attendees in a small group setting.

The Research Forum, a Society initiative introduced in 2011, aims to provide a setting for the presentation and focused discussion of works-in-progress.

Attendees will be able to book rooms at a discounted rate at The Whitehall Hotel Chicago (105 E. Delaware Place).

Registration for the Midyear Meeting and Research Forum is now open. See the link above. All ASIL members are invited to attend the Midyear Meeting and Forum, whether presenting a paper or not.


Karen Alter, Northwestern University
Katerina Linos, ASIL Academic Partner University of California - Berkeley School of Law
2014 Research Forum Co-Chairs

Midyear Meeting Registration

  ASIL Member Rate Non-Member Rate (includes ASIL membership)
Regular Member $150 $300
IO/NGO/GOV Registration* $125 $250
Speaker Registration $75 $225
Student Registration* $25 $60
*To qualify for reduced rates, attendees are required to provide a valid proof of identification to registration staff at time of check-in.
All prices are in U.S. Dollars (USD)

Additional Meals and Events

Additional Events**
Opening Plenary Keynote and Reception $35
Dinner and Keynote $50
ASIL Midyear Meetings and Research Forum Program

Click here to view theprogram for the 2014 ASIL Midyear Meeting and Research Forum.

Questions regarding the program should be directed to the Society's Communications, Education, and Research Assistant, Julia Knox at jknox@asil.org or +1-202-939-6009.

Hotel Accommodations

The Society has secured a room block at the Whitehall Hotel, an independent boutique hotel in Chicago's Gold Coast region (105 East Delaware Place, Chicago, IL). Located just a few blocks from Northwestern University Law School, where the Friday and Saturday portions of the Research Forum will be held, the Whitehall Hotel will also be the site of the Friday evening reception for Midyear Meeting attendees.

The Society has negotiated very favorable room rates for attendees of the Midyear Meeting and Research Forum, which are detailed below. To make reservations, contact the Whitehall Hotel in-house reservations department at +1-312-573-6389. Be sure to mention the American Society of International Law when making reservations.

The following room rates are available Thursday, November 6, through  Saturday, November 8, 2014, and include a full American breakfast at the hotel restaurant:

Single (King-sized bed): $169.00/night
Double (2 Queen-sized beds): $199.00/night