Making Private International Law, As Viewed From Within and Without


A conversation with Louise Ellen Teitz (professor, Roger Williams School of Law, and former first secretary, The Hague Conference on Private International Law) and David Stewart, (professor, Georgetown Law School and former assistant legal adviser for private international law, U.S. Department of State).  This webinar provides a unique opportunity to hear Professor Teitz, an expert on private international law who spent time at The Hague Conference (HCCH) - one of the three premier intergovernmental organizations dedicated to unification of private international law - offer insights into creating private international law. Professor Stewart, her discussant, spent 32 years with the State Department and brings his experience as the “client” for private international law.  Although primarily in the form of an interview, the conversation will cover the process involved in making private international law along with challenges facing inter-governmental organizations. Reference will be made to some recent projects (international family, litigation and commercial) and trends in the work of the HCCH and other inter-governmental (UNCITRAL, UNIDROIT, etc.) and regional organizations (OAS, etc.). The program will also offer an opportunity for registrants to ask questions of these two international experts.

This webinar is sponsored by ASIL's Private International Law Interest Group. It can be viewed live at

Date and Location

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
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