April 5 - 8, 2011
About this Conference
The ABA Section of International Law Spring Meeting will bring the world's leading international practitioners (including both in-house and outside counsel), academics, and government officials from around the world to Washington DC for four days of outstanding programming, networking, and events.
The meeting features over 70 CLE programs, twice daily networking breaks, special events such as the Breakfast at the Bar Series, Section Afternoon on the Hill and International Practice Boot Camp. Exciting receptions at the city’s top venues include the Tuesday evening Opening Reception at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, the Wednesday Reception at the Canadian Embassy, the Thursday Reception at the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the U.S. Department of Sate, and the Chair’s Closing Reception on Friday Evening at Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture.
Distinguished speakers at our daily luncheons include U.S. Copyright Office General Counsel, David S. Carson, and former Judge of the International Court of Justice, Thomas Buergenthal, and Legal Advisor to the U.S. Department of State, Harold Hongju Koh.
About American Bar Association Section of International Law
Founded in 1933, the Section of International Law is the leader in the development of policy in the international arena, the promotion of the rule of law and the education of international law practitioners. It is the only ABA entity that focuses on the full range of international legal issues and is involved in a wide variety of substantive legal activities.
The Section's purposes are to promote interest, activity, and research in international and comparative law and related areas; to further its development; to diffuse knowledge among members of the legal profession and others; to formulate professional opinion thereon; to promote professional relationships with lawyers similarly engaged in foreign countries; and to implement Goal VIII of the Association -- "To advance the rule of law in the world."
To address these issues, the Section has assigned over 60+ regional and special interest committees, task forces and working groups within twelve divisions – Africa/Eurasia, Americas/Middle East, Business Regulation, Constituent, Corporate, Disputes, Finance, Industries, Legal Practice, Public International Law and Tax, Estates & Individuals - to closely monitor and disseminate information on domestic and international policy developments with implications for law practice.
The Section's membership of 23,000+ includes over 50% of its lawyer members in private practice, 1500 in-house counsel, 800 U.S. lawyers living abroad, and 1200 non-U.S. lawyers** in 90 countries
For more information, visit: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/international_law
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