ASIL Midyear Meeting

The ASIL Midyear Meeting

The American Society of International Law hosts a Midyear Meeting annually in late October or early November. The meeting encompasses several events, including leadership meetings of the Society's Executive Council and the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law; the Research Forum, which features cutting-edge international law scholarship by more than 70 authors; and programming for practitioners. The Midyear Meeting has been held since 2010 in Miami, Los Angeles, Athens & Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, Seattle, St. Louis, and Los Angeles. This year's meeting will be held in Brooklyn, New York, November 7-9.

2019 ASIL Research Forum Committee (Brooklyn, NY)


  • Julian Arato, Brooklyn Law School
  • Kristen Barnes, Syracuse University College of Law
  • Rebecca Hamilton, American University Washington College of Law


  • Asli Ü. Bâli, UCLA School of Law
  • Nicolas Lamp, Queen's University Faculty of Law
  • Cian Murphy, University of Bristol Faculty of Law
  • Kish Parella, Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • Matiangai Sirleaf, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

2019 ASIL Research Forum

November 7-9, 2019
Brooklyn Law School

Brooklyn, New York

The Society's 2019 annual Research Forum, co-sponsored by ASIL Academic Partner Brooklyn Law School, will include expert-led discussions on a variety of leading-edge international law topics and several keynote lunch discussions. The Forum will also include events designed to assist students and new professionals interested in pursuing a career in international law.

Registration (tentatively) Includes

  • 20+ sessions
  • Attendance at the Practitioners' Forum
  • 2 lunch panels (lunch provided)
  • Coffee breaks throughout the meeting
  • Saturday breakfast
  • 2 receptions
  • 2 international law career development programs
  • 1 Speed Mentoring event for students and new professionals

Details will be added in mid 2019.

Updated: July 2, 2019

(sorted alphabetically by author last name)
  • International Law Protections Against Malicious Cyber Operations; Nele Achten, Harvard University
  • The Cost of Crime: A Proposal for an Asset Forfeiture and Victim Remuneration Framework in a Convention on Crimes Against Humanity;  JoAnna Adkisson, George Washington University
  • Of a Chemical Persuasion: Philosophies of Technology in International Chemicals and Waste Law; Sabaa Ahmand Khan, University of Eastern Finland
  • Prosecuting ISIS: A Role for Non-State Actors in Delivering Justice; Deyaa Alrwishdi, American University Washington College of Law
  • The African Grid; Brittany Bennett, Harvard University
  • The Law of Worldwide Injunctions in the Realm of Online Data; Kevin Benish, Holwell Shuster and Goldberg LLP
  • Moving Away from the Legal: Current Transformations in Human Rights; Luca Bonadiman, University of New South Wales
  • The Adjudication Business; Pamela Bookman, Fordham University
  • Not all Rights are Created Equal: A Loss-Gain Frame of Investor Rights vs. Human Rights; Tomer Broude, Florida A&M University and Caroline Henckels, Monash University
  • Regulating Corporate Families; Rachel Brewster, Duke University
  • Preventing Transboundary Cyber Harm: Rethinking the applicable norms or continue avoiding responsibility; Dafina Bucaj, Loyola Law School Los Angeles
  • Indigenous Women in the Americas: Securing Environmental Justice through the Development of International Human Rights Standards; Laura Cahier, Georgetown University
  • The Resurgence of Amnesties in Latin America; Leon Castellanos-Jankiewicz, Asser Institute for Int'l and European Law
  • The International Predicates of Regulation; Elena Chachko, Harvard University
  • The Puzzle of Dispute Settlement Convergence & Evidentiary Divergence; Kathleen Claussen, University of Miami
  • Rehabilitating Charge Bargaining; Nancy Combs, College of William and Mary
  • Ruling through Advice: Advisory Jurisdiction in International Human Rights Law; Jorge Contesse, Rutgers University
  • The Human Right to Intersectional Democracy; Jonathan Crock, College of William and Mary
  • Recklessness and War Crimes: The Relationship of State Practice and International Tribunals in Establishing Customary Law; Brian Cox, Queen's Law College
  • Natural Resources, Violence, and the political Economy  of Truth Commissions; Eliana Cusato, University of Singapore
  • Aging Out— Domestic Atrocity Prosecutions and the Passage of Time; Caroline Davidson, Willamette University College of Law
  • Internet Bill of Rights: The Shifting Boundaries of International Human Rights Law in the Digital Age; Knife Desta, College of William and Mary
  • Defining by Enforcing: Overfishing, At-Sea Interdictions, and the Development of International Law; Maggie Gardner, Cornell University
  • Genealogies of "Pragmatic Legalism": International Lawyering and American Foreign Policy after the Second World War; Afroditi Giovanopoulou
  • -Irony, Cynicism, and 'New Sincerity'- Engaging with the Dual Structure of International Law; Sue Gonzalez Hauck, Higher District Court, Frankfurt am Main
  • Exploring the (monetary) value of human rights in the Americas; Damian Gonzalez-Salzberg, University of Sheffield
  • The Significance of Indigenous Knowledge and Practices as the Ecosystem-Specific Approach for the Environmental Law Regime; Mahmudul Hasan, George Washington University
  • Business Enterprises and the Law of Occupation: Towards a Theory of International Legal Regulation; David Hughes, University of Michigan
  • The New National Security Challenges to the Economic Order; J. Benton Heath, New York University
  • Congressional Administration of Foreign Affairs; Rebecca Igner, Boston University
  • Strategic Litigation Networks' Impact on the System of International Criminal Justice: A Rebalancing Factor?; Florian Jeßberger and Leonie Steinl, University of Hamburg
  • From Margins to Mainstream: The Evolution of Climate Finance under International Law; Vyoma Jha, Stanford
  • Affirmative Action as Transitional Justice; Yuvraj Joshi, Yale
  • 'Brexit' and the Power Dynamics of Global Treaty (Re-)Negotiations; Joris Larik, Leiden University
  • Assessing the Effectiveness of Human Rights Treaties and the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities; Arlene Kanter, University of Syracuse
  • Dual Hurdles: A Survey of Apprehended Bias at the ICC; Jennifer Keene-McCann, Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Core Criminal Procedure; Steven Koh, Columbia University
  • GATT Rules and State Practice Regarding Business in Occupied Territories; Eugene Kontorovich, George Mason University
  • The Paradox in Action: Enforcing "Soft Law" Instruments Through Investor-State Arbitration; Vera Korzun, University of Arkon
  • Redundant or essential? Host state consent and the use of force in UN peacekeeping; Patryk Labuda, New York University
  • -Innovation in the Enforcement of International Economic Law: Can the United States Make Auto-Interpretation Work?; Simon Lester, Cato
  • How Technology Transforms Refugee Law ; Katerina Linos, Berkeley University
  • Rights Litigation Piggybacking: Strategies in LGBT+ International Human Rights Jurisprudence; Lucas Lixinski, University of New South Wales
  • The Law of Gravity in Public International Law; Rachel Lopez, Drexel University
  • The Rights to Privacy and Data Protection in Times of Armed Conflict ; Asaf Lubin, Tufts University
  • Changing narratives of international law and emerging 'lawfare' in international courts; Iryna Marchuk, University of Copenhagen
  • Can Food Safety Governance Keep up with the Rapid Pace of 'Food Tech'?; Alexia Marks, University of Colorado
  • Sentencing Practices in the International Criminal Court: An Empirical Study; Etiene Martins, Harvard University
  • Qatar's Quest for Relief: Parallel Proceedings across International Tribunals; Natalie McCauley, Public International Law and Policy Group
  • Patents and Ethically Contentious Biotechnologies: A Global Regulatory Approach via International Patent Law?; Aisling McMahon, National University of Ireland Maynooth
  • Cyber Tides: The Ebb and Flow of Civil Society Activists' Cyber Empowerment; Tamar Megiddo, University of Tel Aviv
  • Foreign Affairs and the National Security Economy; Timothy Meyer, Vanderbilt University
  • Military Delegation of Moral Agency and the Myth of Individual Responsibility; Saira Mohamed, Berkeley University
  • Addressing Fundamental Obstacles to Climate Policy: "Agrowth," Regime Complex and Civil Society-; Tempitope Onifade, University of British Columbia
  • Addressing Reproductive Inequality in Europe; Alexandra Opera, Alexandra Oprea, Esq
  • Legitimacy and Justice in International Tax Law ; Ivan Ozai, McGil University
  • Palestinan Refugees and The Right of Return; Moria Paz, Georgetown University
  • Not Just Words: Making and Unmaking International Women's Rights Law; Rebecca Sanders, University of Cincinnati
  • Investment Misconcieved: The Impact and Fallacy of the Investment-Commerce Distinction in ICSID Arbitration-; Stratos Prahis, New York University
  • The interstate aspects of investment disputes ; Elise Ruggeri Abinnat, University of Paris
  • Permanence in International Law and Protracted Territorial Conflicts; Omar Shehabi, Yale University
  • International Criminal Law and the Collective Memory of the International Law Community; Yahli Shereshevsky, University of Haifa
  • The Ordinary Meaning of International Law; Brian Slocum and Jared Wong University of Pacific
  • Non-territoriality of Data and Multi-Nationality of Corporations: Implications for Data Governance in Trade Agreements ; Thomas Streinz, Guarini Global Law & Tech
  • Women at International Criminal Tribunals; Milena Sterio, University of Cleveland
  • Three Models of Arbitral Judging; Irene Ten Cate, Huston Law Center
  • Defining the Limits of Judicial Oversight in the Initiation of Investigations at the International Criminal Court; Priya Urs, University College London
  • Exporting American Discovery; Yanbai Andrea Wang. Stanford University
  • Rethinking Nuclear Retaliation: The Rule Of Law And The Role Of Strategy; Allen Weiner, Stanford University
  • Righting and Rewriting: Transnational War Reparations Litigation and the Production of Knowledge in East Asia; Timothy Webster, Case Western Reserve University
  • Revisting the Pledge by the UK Regarding the Five Techniques; William Worster, The Hauge University
  • (Neo)multilateralism? A Case Study of the Belt and Road Initiative; Jingyuan (Joey) Zhou, University of Arizona

Please check back later for details about the 2019 Practitioners' Forum.

The American Society of International Law is pleased to announce that it is accepting proposals from academic institutions interested in hosting the 2020 Midyear Meeting of the Society. The Midyear Meeting is held annually in late October or early November and encompasses several events, including leadership meetings of the Society's Executive Council and the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law; the Research Forum, which features cutting-edge international law scholarship by more than 70 authors; and the Practitioners' Forum, focused on providing substantive international law programming to the local legal community. The Midyear Meeting has been held since 2010 in Miami, Athens & Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Washington, DC, Seattle, St. Louis, Los Angeles, and Brooklyn.

Interested applicants should reference the included Host Institution Cooperation document for specific details on the benefits and obligations of hosting the Midyear Meeting. Institutions interested in hosting the 2020 Midyear Meeting should submit the following requested information in a single PDF submission to by 5 p.m. ET on Monday, September 16, 2019.

The Request for Proposals can be downloaded here.