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 American Society of International Law is pleased to announce the Midyear Meeting in Chicago, IL, November 6-8, 2014. The Midyear Meeting will feature several activities, including:

  • An international law career development event on Thursday, November 6, held at John Marshall Law School;
  • A discussion with Chief Judge Diane Wood (U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit);
  • An opening plenary panel on the Malaysia Airlines disaster over Ukraine, held at the Chicago Bar Association;
  • A keynote dinner at Loyola Law School; and the annual ASIL Research Forum, held at Northwestern University Law School.

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 – details forthcoming).

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

ASIL Midyear Meetings and Research Forum Program

Click here to view the DRAFT program 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