International Law Weekend – Midwest Regional Conference



The Legal Challenges of Globalization: A View from the Heartland

September 19-21, 2013

Organized by the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at 
Washington University School of Law, in conjunction with the 
American Branch of the International Law Associationco-sponsored by 
International Association of Penal Law (American National Section)

Conference Registration

The panel sessions are free and open to the public; however, as space is limited, early registration is strongly recommended.

Up to 10 hours MCLE credit will be available for the conference.



Careers in International Law
Cross-Border Regionalism and the Public-Private Divide
International Contract Farming (UNIDROIT)
International Criminal Justice
International Human Rights
The Kiobel Case
Local Efforts in Climate Change
Private International Law
Space and Cyber Law
South China Sea


David E. Adelman,  University of Texas School of Law
Deepa Badrinarayana, Chapman University School of Law
Shalanda Baker, University of San Francisco School of Law
Andrea Bjorkland, McGill University Faculty of Law
Kristen E. Boon, Seton Hall University School of Law
Ronald A. Brand, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Bart Brown, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
Maria-Vittoria “Giugi” Carminati, Berg & Androphy
Trey Childress, Pepperdine University School of Law
Shahram Dana, John Marshall Law School
Marcella David, University of Iowa College of Law
John N. Drobak, Washington University School of Law
Paul Dubinsky, Wayne State University
Rebecca Feldman, JD ’08, Immigration Law Project, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
Henry Gabriel, Elon University School of Law
Jennifer Green, University of Minnesota Law School
Paul Hoffman, Lead Counsel for Plaintiffs in Kiobel 
James W. Houck, Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law
Linda M. Keller, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Michael J. Kelly, Creighton University School of Law
M. Imad Khan, Vinson & Elkins LLP
Chuck Kotuby, Jones Day
Peter Lindstrom, Mayor, Falcon Heights, MN; University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Richard Longworth, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Lillian A. Miranda, Florida International University School of Law
John E. Noyes, California Western School of Law
Mark Osiel, University of Iowa College of Law
Hari Osofsky, University of Minnesota Law School
Jacqueline Peel, University of Melbourne Law School
Anjanette Raymond, Indiana University Kelley School of Business
J. Ashley Roach, Attorney Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (retired)
Christopher Roberts, University of Minnesota Law School
Leila Nadya Sadat, Washington University School of Law
Matthew Schaefer, University of Nebraska College of Law
Michael P. Scharf, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Jennifer Schwesig, Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Abbey Stemler, Indiana University Kelley School of Business
Frank L. Steeves, Vice President & General Council, Emerson Electric
David Stewart, Georgetown University Law Center
Mark Sundahl, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Kent Syverud, Dean, Washington University School of Law
Constance Z. Wagner, St. Louis University School of Law
Melissa Waters, Washington University School of Law
Ruth Wedgwood, Johns Hopkins University
Annecoos Wiersema, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
David Wippman, Dean, University of Minnesota Law School


Conference will begin on Thursday 9/19 afternoon and end on Saturday 9/21 afternoon (approx. at 1:30 PM).
Airport: St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL)
Hotels: Cutoff date for group rate at both hotels is August 29, 2013.
Option 1: The Ritz Carlton St. Louis ($159/night on 9/19- 9/21)
To make a reservation, click here and enter “ILWILWA” for group code or call 1-800-960-7056
Note: Friday night dinner reception for participants will be held at the Ritz.
Option 2: Moonrise Hotel ($109/night on 9/19; $129/night on 9/20 to 9/21)
To make a reservation, click here.

Taxi: St. Louis County Cab: 314-993-TAXI  (Fare is approx. $35 from the airport to Washington University or the hotels above.)
To learn more about the St. Louis area, view Catch the Spirit of St. Louis publication.

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