The Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ) and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) will organize the 15th Annual International Law and Human Rights Emerging Scholarship Conference at NYU School of Law on April 19-20, 2018. The conference, open to current NYU School of Law JD, LLM, and JSD students, provides an opportunity for the presentation of papers and works-in-progress, discussion, and debate on a broad set of human rights and other international law issues. The purpose of the conference is to encourage the development of scholarship in a constructive and collaborative environment.
Below is a non-exhaustive list of potential themes that the conference could explore:
the future of international law in light of resurgent anti-globalism
human rights and the rise of populism
the United States and the future of the international human rights system
international, transnational, and global law in cyberspace
migration crises and human rights
private ordering in global economic law and governance
persistent poverty, rising inequality, and human rights
data, big and small, in human rights methods, law, and policy
corporate capture of the regulatory state: implications for human rights and international law
regulatory effects of physical and/or digital infrastructure
impacts of technology on global legal practice
Students whose papers or works-in-progress are selected will be expected to briefly present their work at the conference and will receive comments from an interdisciplinary group of faculty members and practitioners, who will lead discussion and debate following presentations. One student will be awarded the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice Emerging Scholar Essay Prize for the best paper on human rights. Outstanding papers in international law may also be considered for inclusion in the IILJ Emerging Scholars Papers.