The ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group Biennial Conference


The American Society of International Law International Economic Law Interest Group (ASIL IEcLIG) is pleased to announce the 2020 ASIL IEcLIG Biennial to be held February 14-15, 2020 at the University of Miami School of Law. The theme of the conference is “Designing International Economic Law: Challenges and Opportunities”.

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    Mounting political pressure and the threat of economic disintegration raise fundamental questions about the architecture of international economic law. The decade following the global financial crisis witnessed a burst of creativity with the rise of regional and mega-regional trade agreements, significant efforts toward multilateral reform of the international investment system, and increasing plurilateralism in international financial governance. Economic institutions are nonetheless still struggling to account for new realities, such as the blurring boundaries between economic and national security, the increasing salience of electronic commerce, the changing dynamics of global inequality, and the potentially catastrophic effects of climate change. The impending paralysis of the WTO Appellate Body and longstanding critiques of investor-state arbitration also raise broader questions about the role of dispute settlement in international economic law. This conference will bring together scholars and practitioners to reflect on the current moment, rethink past designs, and seek innovative paths forward.

About the ASIL IEcLIG

The ASIL IEcLIG is devoted to the study and practice of international economic law. It engages in various activities, including conferences and study projects, and seeks to assist in fostering greater understanding and education in international economic law. 


Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words and confirm that the paper will not be published before the conference. Please also provide a CV or resume, your current affiliation, and indicate whether you are a member of the ASIL International Economic Law IG. Click here for full details and instructions.

All papers will be due on January 20, 2020, and should be sent to for dissemination to other panelists, moderators and conference participants in advance of the event.

Event Details

Friday, February 14 & Saturday, February 15, 2020

University of Miami School of Law
1311 Miller Drive
Coral Gables, FL 33146


CLE will be provided.

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We are Grateful to our Sponsors:

University of Miami School of Law


American Society of International Law