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, featured:

  • 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
  • a keynote address on "The Individualization of International Law" by former U.S. State Department Director of Policy Planning and current New America Foundation President Anne-Marie Slaughter (stand-alone tickets may be purchased for this event)
  • a discussion of "International Law in U.S. Courts" including U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Diane Wood
  • a plenary panel with American Branch of International Law Association President Ruth Wedgwood on the Malaysia Airlines disaster over Ukraine (stand-alone tickets may be purchased for this event), and
  • the annual Research Forum for the presentation and discussion of 70 cutting-edge works-in-progress
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

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.