Events

Principles of Treaty Interpretation - Does Vienna Wait for You?

December 8, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM EST

Treaty interpretation is the work of international lawyers. It is a core skill and this program will sharpen your skill. Leading experts will walk you through the goals, principles and challenges of treaty interpretation in a plenary session. Participants will then have the opportunity in a smaller working group to tackle interpretation in one of several pressing areas: human rights and the challenges of diplomatic immunity, private international law, and national security exceptions in trade and investment agreements.

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China’s Belt & Road Initiative: A Critical Analysis of BRI - A 7-part symposium

Fall ’20 and Winter ’21

China’s Belt & Road Initiative is a vast and complex global development strategy involving infrastructure development and investments in well over 100 countries. It includes projects throughout Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the island countries of the Pacific and the Caribbean, and the Americas (Central and South). This massive infrastructure development includes physical entities such as railways, bridges, roads, etc., as well as digital. There is also a geopolitical side to the ambitious economic expansion of China’s “reach” as it seeks to solidify its own supply chains and economically dependent countries in what Beijing perceives as a post-American world.

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The New Normal of ESG – Challenges for In-House Counsel

January 27 - 28, 2021

2 Day Virtual Conference

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The First Annual Virtual International Litigation Conference

February 24 - 25, 2021

2 Day Virtual Conference

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2021 Miami Annual Meeting

April 13 - 17

The International Law Section will bring an in-person world class international law meeting to Miami, FL for the first time since October 2019. The Meeting will identify critical emerging issues; highlight the international legal work being done around the world; and introduce the firms doing that work to the members of the ABA International Law Section and larger international legal community.

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2021 Los Angeles Summer Conference

July 21-23

This Summer Conference will bring a world class international law conference to Los Angeles; identify critical emerging issues; highlight the international legal work being done in Los Angeles; and introduce the firms doing that work to the members of the ABA International Law Section and larger international legal community.

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Improve by Doing From the Superstars of International Arbitration

May 5 – 6, 2021 | 9:00AM - 6:00 PM EDT (Day 1 & 2)

Join us for the ABA International Law Section’s two-day skills clinic in international arbitration.

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Past Events and On-Demand CLE

Materials for past events