NYU Law and its Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law (CTLACL) served as the academic host and intellectual hub for the Midyear Meeting and Research Forum of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) from Thursday, October 31, through Saturday, November 2. The meeting opened at the United Nations, where ASIL President Donald Donovan, who is a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton and an adjunct professor at NYU Law, moderated a panel on the “Art of Judging,” in which two judges from the International Court of Justice as well as a U.S. Circuit Court judge participated.
Linda Silberman, Martin Lipton Professor of Law at NYU and co-director of the CTLACL, William H. Taft V ’04, partner at Debevoise & Plimpton, and D. Stephen Mathias of the UN served as co-chairs of the Host Committee. Multiple panels featuring young academics selected by the Research Forum Committee—co-chaired by Kristen Boon ’00—were held on both Friday and Saturday at NYU. In addition, on Friday afternoon, a special practitioners’ forum with leading litigation and arbitration specialists discussed recent trends in the enforcement of arbitral awards and foreign judgments. The session was moderated by Taft, with opening remarks by Silberman. Another practitioners’ forum, featuring legal advisers from a number of UN member states, discussed mutual challenges prompted by the rapid expansion of international law and transnational regulatory efforts.
In addition to the research sessions, José Alvarez, Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law, and Benedict Kingsbury, Murry and Ida Becker Professor of Law—the new co-editors of the American Journal of International Law—participated in a lunchtime discussion on the “future of international law scholarship.”
Other NYU participants included Katrina Wyman, Sarah Herring Sorin Professor of Law, as chair and moderator of a session on climate change and governance; and Eyal Benvenisti, professor at Tel Aviv University and member of NYU’s Global Law Faculty, as chair and moderator of a session on international courts and international jurisdiction. Julian Arato ’11, LLM ’12 presented a paper at a session on international investment; Jeremie Bracka LLM ’09 delivered a paper on a conceptual Israeli-Palestinian Truth Commission; and Megan Donaldson LLM ’10, JSD ’16 presented a paper at a session on “Security, Secrecy, and Justice in the International Legal Order.”
Posted on November 13, 2013