CSIL Hosts 32nd Annual Friedmann Conference

Legal scholars, practitioners debate role of institutions in making international law
March 23, 2006

NEW YORK, NY (March 7) -- The Columbia Society of International Law (CSIL) will host the 32nd annual Friedmann Conference on International Law on March 23, 2006. The Friedmann Conference is an annual event created in memory of Columbia Law Professor Wolfgang Friedmann that has taken place at Columbia, in conjunction with the Friedmann Award, for the past three decades.

The title of this year's Friedmann Conference is "Who Makes the Rules? International Law-Making and Adjudication Today." The Conference will be composed of three panels:

  • "The Role of the Private Sector and International Financial Institutions" from 3-4pm
  • "Is there Bias Towards Wealthy Western Nations in the Creation and Adjudication of International Law?" from 4:15-5:30pm
  • "Expert Bodies as International Law-Makers and Adjudicators" from 5:30-6:30pm.

For more information, including a full list of panel participants, please view the schedule below or visit http://www.columbia.edu/cu/law/csil/.

The third panel will be followed by a wine and cheese reception from 6:30-8pm in Jerome Greene Hall's Drapkin Lounge. To R.S.V.P. for the Conference or to request additional information, please email [email protected].