International Section

  • Albert S. Pergam Writing Competition
    Law Student Writing Competition - Submissions Now Being Accepted
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    Annual Meeting 2016
  • Fall Meeting 2016 Paris
    Paris Seasonal Meeting
  • Upcoming Events
    • December 9, 2015: Japan Chapter - Tokyo Event

      The Japan Chapter is on December 9 co-sponsoring, together with the Roppongi Bar Association, the Legal Services committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), the Japan In-house Counsel Network (JICN) and the Foreign Lawyers Association of Japan (Gaiben Kyokai), a social event in Tokyo for the international legal community (click here).   

      If you have questions about the event, I will try to answer them.  If you are interested in attending, please sign up directly at

      Look for me on December 9 and say hello!

      Best regards,


      Tsugu Watanabe

      Chair, Japan Chapter, International Section

      Please email Tiffany Bardwell if you have any questions.

    • Russian Sanctions: How Do They Affect US Businesses?

      The Committee on Central and Eastern Europe, of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association, in conjunction with the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations and Hogan Lovells LLP,
      cordially invites you to a roundtable discussion:

      Russian Sanctions: How Do They Affect US Businesses?
      December 17, 2015, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
      Hogan Lovells LLP, 875 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10022

      Welcome Remarks: 
      Peter J. Pettibone, Hogan Lovells LLP

      Opening Remarks: 
      Hon. Yuriy Sergeyev, Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN

      Featured Speakers: 
      Aleksandar Dukic, Hogan Lovells LLP
      David A. Wolber, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

      Peter J. Pettibone and Serhiy Hoshovsky, Committee on Central and Eastern Europe

      Soon we will mark the second anniversary of the economic sanctions first imposed by the US government, EU and other countries in spring of 2014 on businesses and individuals in connection with Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its support for anti-government war in Eastern Ukraine. How do they affect US businesses? What are compliance and disclosure obligations? Are there any changes in enforcement trends an US government priorities? Are non-US businesses affected? What are potential risks?

      The panelists will focus on these and other related questions which concern US legal and business community. The panelists are expert practitioners who focus their practice on advising US businesses and individuals on international trade regulation, compliance, disclosure and economic sanctions and embargo regulations as well as other

      Please direct all questions concerning the program and RSVP by December 7,2015 to Serhiy Hoshovsky:, tel: (212) 532 8600

      For more information about the International Section, or to join the section or Committee on Central and Eastern Europe, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

    • Latin America Council Meeting January 25, 2016

      The next meeting of the Consejo Latinoamericano will be held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the New York State Bar Association at the Hilton New York Midtown on January 26, 2015 from 8:30 pm to 10:30 am.  In addition, you are encouraged to attend the annual meeting of the International Section which will take place during the NYSBA annual meeting on January 25, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. and begins with a luncheon at 12 pm.  

      Full meeting and registration details can be found at  There is no fee to attend the January 25 meeting of the Consejo. The fee to attend the Annual Meeting are set forth in the brochure. Note that the meeting of the Consejo is not listed in the registration materials, so if you do plan to attend on January 25, please directly email Tina Rothaupt at

      Monday, January 25, 8:30 a.m. EDT (NY time) 
      Hilton New York Midtown
      New York Room, 4th Floor
      1335 Avenue of the Americas
      (between 53rd and 54th Streets)
      New York, NY

      For more information about the Latin America Council and the International Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

    • International Section Annual Meeting 2016

      The New York State Bar Association's 2016 Annual Meeting is scheduled to take place January 25-30, 2016:

      New York Hilton Midtown
      1335 Avenue of the Americas
      New York, NY 10019

      The International Section will hold its program on Monday, January 25, preceded by an Awards Luncheon. The 2016 Distinction in International Law and Affairs award will be given.

      Ethics Across Borders:  Common Pitfalls and the Latin American Council's Presentation of Best Practices

      Total of 3.0 credits in professional practice 

      Mark your calendars!

      For more information about the International Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

    • Krakow European Regional Meeting 2016


      APRIL 7-9, 2016

      MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!  More information will be available soon.

      For more information about this program or the International Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

    • Paris Seasonal Meeting 2016

      Paris Seasonal Meeting 2016
      Paris, France
      The Westin Paris – Vendôme
      October 19-21, 2016

      With Pre-meeting in Strasbourg, France, the heart of Alsace-Lorraine and home to the European Parliament and Court of Human Rights on Monday, October 17, 2016.

      For more information about this program or the International Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

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  • Section Awards

    Albert S. Pergam International Law Writing Competition Award

    To foster legal scholarship among law students in the field of international law. The competition is intended to encourage students of law to write on areas of public or private international law. The Section believes that by providing a forum for students to disseminate their ideas and articles, the professional and academic communities are enriched. Furthermore, the competition presents an opportunity for students to submit law review quality articles to the Section for possible publication in one of its publications.

    Presented by: International Section

    Contact:  Tiffany Bardwell

    Nomination Deadline: Entries should be emailed by 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 20, 2015 to the staff liaison.

    Date Presented: January Annual Meeting

    Award Criteria: Articles must be submitted (in English), and emailed to, double-spaced on 8 1/2" x 11" paper with one-inch margins, be no longer than 35 pages in length (including footnotes/endnotes). Citations are to conform with "A Uniform System of Citation" (The Blue Book).

    All articles submitted for the competition become the property of the Section. No article submitted may be published in any journal or periodical other than the "New York State Bar Journal," the "New York International Law and Review," or the "International Law Practicum," until after announcement of the winner of this competition in January.

    Law students (including J.D., LL.M., Ph.D. and S.J.D. candidates) are cordially invited to submit an entry. Entries will be judges on a variety of factors including significance and timeliness of the subject matter, thoroughness of research and analysis, and clarity of writing style.

    Please provide your permanent address, daytime phone number and social security number.

    Prize Awarded:
     $2,000 and publication of the article (subject to editorial approval) in aforementioned publications.

    Past Recipients of this Award 

    2015 Brochure

    Distinction in International Law and Affairs

    To honor outstanding efforts in the area of international law and affairs.

    Presented by: International Section

    Tiffany Bardwell

    Nomination Deadline: October 2015

    Date Presented: January Annual Meeting 2016  

    Award Criteria: A major contribution during the year (or during an entire career) to the global development of international law or the rule of law; and a willingness to speak or send a suitable alternate to accept the award at the Annual Meeting.

    Prize Awarded:

  • Publications


    The New York International Law Review features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of international law on such topics as NAFTA, terrorist financing restrictions, the collection of money judgments outside the U.S., foreign direct investments, and trade agreements. The New York International Law Review is published twice per year by the International Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.
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    The International Law Practicum features peer-written, substantive articles relating to the practical needs of attorneys in an international setting, emphasizing clinical matters as opposed to academic, exploring the application of international law for the generalist rather than theoretical discussions for the expert. The International Law Practicum is published twice per year by the International Section and distributed to Section members free of charge.
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    The New York International Chapter News merged with the International Law Practicum, effective with the Autumn 2014 issue. You can find reports on current issues and updates on international law, country news, member news, firm news and Section activities in the International Law Practicum. Archived issues from 2000-2014 can be viewed here.