International Section

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    International Section Seasonal Meeting - São Paulo - October 14-17, 2015
  • International Flags
    Global Law Week - May 12-15, 2015 - New York, NY Registration is now open!
  • Upcoming Events
    • ILASA June 24th New York City

      The 8th edition of ILASA will take place on the 24th June at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in New York City. It will gather over 450 senior representatives of the leading law firms, General Counsel, Chief IP Counsel and Tax Directors from more than 40 countries. The summit is organized around a full day of conferences, business meetings and two awards ceremonies ensuring a senior level audience. Dedicated to the legal profession, our guests will have the opportunity through our conferences to enrich with content from field experts on topics such as managing the legal department, intellectual property and international corporate finance. Our one-to-one meetings also give the possibility to meet key representatives without touring the globe – an unique opportunity to broaden international referral networks and generate new business leads.

      For more information and to register, please visit 

    • STEP Israel 2015 Annual Conference

      STEP Israel
      Dan Tel Aviv Hotel
      99 Hayarkon St 
      Tel Aviv, Israel

      23 June 2015 - 24 June 2015

      Contact:  Gila Netz at

      Program Brochure

      Registration Form

      Dan Hotel Form

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

    • Sponsorship Opportunities 2015

      The International Section holds several events each year that offer sponsorship opportunities.  

      Global Law Week - May 12-15, 2015 - New York, NY
      São Paulo Seasonal Meeting - October 14-17, 2015 - São Paulo, Brazil

      View the detailed sponsorship brochure here for details on the categories and fees.

    • International Section São Paulo Seasonal Meeting - October 2015


      OCTOBER 14-17, 2015



      NYSBA has secured the reduced rate of R$515.00 per night (approximately $180 USD), single or double.  

      Sponsor this informative program today!  Sponsorship Brochure

      Additional details will be available in the coming months.

      For information about the International Section please contact Tiffany Bardwell at

  • 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 

    The 2015 brochure will be available this summer.

    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

    Call for Articles: New York International Chapter News

    We are currently accepting articles for the next edition of the Chapter News, your vehicle for communicating with your fellow section members.  We welcome short substantive articles on topics of interest to the section, as well as substantive articles on legislative and policy changes in your jurisdiction, interesting news from your country or firm, updates from your Chapter or Committee, as well as any announcements that you would like to share with the Section.

    Submissions are due by February 1st, 2015 and should be sent in word format to the editor, Dunniela Kaufman at


    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 reports on current issues and updates on international law, country news, member news, firm news and Section activities. The New York International Chapter News is published by the International Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.
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