• 24 Mar 2015 7:44 PM | Lisa Toohey (Administrator)

    The Energy Charter Secretariat and the European Society of International Law (ESIL) would like to welcome you to a joint seminar, which aims to facilitate informal discussion between international lawyers, government officials and international practitioners on a peculiar aspect of international investment protection.
    R.S.V.P. to: Ms. Julia Boegaeva ; julia.boegaeva@encharter.org ; Tel.: +32-2-775-98-41
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  • 24 Mar 2015 6:56 AM | Lisa Toohey (Administrator)
    The Chinese (Taiwan) Society of International Law, in partnership with the ASIL Law in the Pacific Rim Region Interest Group, will hold the ILA-ASIL Asia-Pacific Research Forum on May 25-26, 2015 in Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.

    The theme of the Research Forum is: “Integrating the Asia-Pacific: Why International Law Matters.” Confirmed speakers include Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou, ASIL President Lori Damrosch, Chief Justice of India H L Dattu, and Judge Helmut Tuerk of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea.

    For the tentative program and registration information, please visit the website of the Research Forum: http://www.csil.org.tw/2015-research-forum/. The registration deadline is May 1, 2015.

  • 19 Mar 2015 10:25 PM | Lisa Toohey (Administrator)

    Max Planck  Research School for Successful Dispute Resolution in International Law (IMPRS-SDR), is offering PhD Scholarships for 2015 and 2016.  Successful candidates will hold a research contract, which covers all the costs of the PhD programme itself as well as a competitive stipend, compatible with the costs of living in the cities where the doctoral candidate is based. Due date is 1 April 2015. Further information available at: http://www.mpi.lu/imprs-sdr/

  • 19 Mar 2015 8:20 PM | Lisa Toohey (Administrator)

    italaw.com is seeking expressions of interests from lawyers and academics with a knowledge of international investment law who would like to serve as Associate Editors with italaw.com.

    For further details see http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=56b25afcfb6af26016d046a98&id=b0db99fa3b&e=1f00b15b29

  • 24 Feb 2015 3:44 PM | Lisa Toohey (Administrator)

    The second Workshop on Sociological Inquiries into International Law will take place at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, on 9-10 October 2015.

    Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to Sungjoon Cho at <scho1@kentlaw.iit.edu>, by 1 April 2015, and must include the author’s name, affiliation, and full contact information. Decisions regarding inclusion in the workshop program will be sent by 15 May, 2015. Those presenting will be expected to provide short discussion papers (3,000-4,000 words) by —15 September, 2015.

    Full details are in the file below.

    Sociological Inquiries into International Law II - Call for Papers - 9-10 October 2015.pdf

  • 24 Feb 2015 3:37 PM | Lisa Toohey (Administrator)

    The Kalingrad State Technical University is hosting the Annual WTO Forum in Kalingrad, Russia, on 25-27 March 2105.

    Full details are in the flyer below.


  • 23 Feb 2015 9:26 PM | Lisa Toohey (Administrator)

    The  Canadian Council on International has issued a call for proposals for its 44th Annual Conference, entitled  “International Law: Coherence or Chaos?”  The conference will be held in Ottawa, Canada November 5-7, 2015.    See the pdf below for full details.


  • 27 Jan 2015 5:59 PM | Lisa Toohey (Administrator)

    SIEL is pleased to announce its collaboration with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the Georgetown Law School Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) in organizing the BIICL 15th Annual WTO Conference to be held in London on May 6 and 7. For the first time this year, the conference is issuing a call for papers in order to provide speaking opportunities for emerging scholars.

    Current graduate students, and academics and practitioners who completed their most recent academic qualification after June 2007, are eligible to submit proposals. The Call for Papers can be accessed by clicking on the attached link.


  • 19 Jan 2015 11:33 PM | Lisa Toohey (Administrator)

    The Trade Law Bureau (JLT) at Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada and the Department of Justice, is pleased to announce the availability of three (3) legal internship positions for the summer 2015.
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    La Direction générale du droit commercial international (JLT), une unité conjointe d’Affaires étrangères, Commerce et Développement Canada et du ministère de la Justice, est heureuse d’annoncer trois (3) postes de juristes stagiaires à pourvoir pour l’été 2015. 

     Job Announcement 2015 (Students).pdf

    Annonce D'Emploi 2015 (étudiants).pdf

  • 17 Dec 2014 6:11 PM | Lisa Toohey (Administrator)
    For many years, the Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop - jointly organized by Rainer Hofmann (Frankfurt), Stephan Schill (Heidelberg), and Christian J. Tams (Glasgow) - has been a forum for the discussion of conceptual issues of international investment law. Previous workshops focused on International Investment Law and General International Law: From Clinical Isolation to Systemic Integration? (Nomos 2011), International Investment Law and Its Others  (Nomos 2012), Preferential Trade and Investment Agreements: From Recalibration to Reintegration (Nomos 2013), International Investment Law and Development: Friends or Foes?, and International Investment Law and the Global Financial Architecture. The next workshop, to be held March 13-14, 2015, will explore the role of history in the interpretation and application of international investment law. It will cover a wide range of issues, from debates about investment law’s imperial origins to the drafting history of the World Bank’s ICSID Convention. The program is here. As in previous years, the workshop will bring together academics and practitioners and provide them with a forum for open and frank exchanges. If you are interested in participating, please contact Sabine Schimpf, Merton Centre for European Integration and International Economic Order, University of Frankfurt, RuW, Grüneburgplatz 1, 60323 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (S.Schimpf[at]jur.uni-frankfurt.de).