The ASIL Annual Meeting

International Law in Practice

Practice reifies and animates international law, shaping what it means, how it is applied, and how effectively it achieves the diverse goals of those who invoke it. Practice is constitutive and contentious. It looks both backward and forward.

The 2018 Annual Meeting will focus on international law in action: how and by whom international law is made, shaped, and carried out, both formally and informally; how it is taught; how the practices of international institutions, law firms, companies, not-for-profit organizations, government offices, and militaries generate international rules; how and in what ways states and other actors interact; and how participants deploy international legal arguments. The meeting will consider how international legal practice has changed and is continuing to change in response to geopolitical shifts and contemporary challenges, including demands for greater transparency, accountability, legitimacy, and inclusion.

At its 112th Annual Meeting, the American Society of International Law invites policymakers, practitioners, academics across the disciplinary spectrum, and students to reflect on the broad manifestations, sources, and implications of international legal practice.

2018 ASIL Annual Meeting Committee Co-Chairs

Kathleen Claussen
Jacob Katz Cogan
Tafadzwa Pasipanodya

Thematic Tracks:

  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Criminal Law, Human Rights, Migration
  • International Law & Domestic Law
  • Armed Conflict, Use of Force, and Terrorism
  • Environment, Territory, Sea, and Space
  • International Business
  • Global Governance and International Organizations

Call for Session Proposals

The call for session proposals has ended.

April 4-7, 2018
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Full Conference Registration

Attendees can expect to participate in:
  • Keynote addresses by leading figures in international law
  • More than 40 substantive panels on a wide variety of international law topics
  • Multiple networking and social events
  • Interest Group social events and substantive meetings
  • Access to the leading publishers of international law materials
  • Optional Continuing Legal Education credits
  • Optional luncheons--see below

Cancellations received on or before January 31, 2018 will be refunded 100% of your registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee to cover the cost of processing. Cancellations received between February 1 and April 3, 2018 will be refunded 50% of your registration fee, less a $25 administrative fee. No refunds will be available for cancellations made after April 3, 2018. All requests for cancellations must be directed to ASIL Services at

  ASIL Member Rate Non-Member Rate


Early Bird (On or before January 15, 2018) $475 $665**
Standard (January 16 through April 1, 2018) $580 $815**
On-Site (April 4 through April 7, 2018) $690 $965**


Early Bird (On or before January 15, 2018) $350 $490
Standard (January 16 through April 1, 2018) $405 $570
On-Site (April 4 through April 7, 2018) $445 $655


GOV/IO/NGO Registration

Early Bird (On or before January 15, 2018) $235 $425**
Standard (January 16 through April 1, 2018) $350 $540**
On-Site (April 4 through April 7, 2018) $480 $675**

Speaker Registration

$270 $365**

Student Registration*

$100 $125**

CLE Credit Processing

$50 $50

*To qualify for reduced rates, attendees are required to provide a valid proof of identification to registration staff at time of check-in.

**Includes one-year ASIL membership.

All prices are in U.S. Dollars (USD)

Additional Meals and Events

Additional Events
WILIG Luncheon $75
Hudson Medal Luncheon $85

Hotel Accommodations

The 112th ASIL Annual Meeting will be taking place at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill.

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001, US

You may book, modify, or cancel hotel reservations at any time through the registration link above.

While availability lasts, ASIL conferees enjoy discounts off regular room rates during that time period, so book today.

For telephone assistance with your hotel reservation, call +1-202-737-1234.

We look forward to seeing you in April!