15th Annual International Law and Human Rights Emerging Scholarship Conference

Apr 19 20, 2018

2018 Emerging Scholarship Conference-Call for Papers

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.