2022 ASIL IEcLIG Biennial 

ASIL logoEnergy, Sustainability, and International Economic Law

The ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group Biennial Conference

About the Conference

The American Society of International Law International Economic Law Interest Group (ASIL IEcLIG) is pleased to announce the 202​2 ASIL IEcLIG Biennial to be held September 22-24, 2022 at Texas A&M University School of Law. The theme of the conference is “Energy, Sustainability, and International Economic Law”.

Learn more about the theme The transition to clean and sustainable sources of energy is among the defining challenges of the twenty-first century. The evidence is increasingly clear that drastic actions, including a shift to renewable energy sources, will be required if the international community is to keep global temperature increases within agreed-upon limits. At the same time, short-term shocks in energy supplies, such as those resulting from Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine, are causing governments to seek new sources of oil and gas, even as they also feel pressure to decrease their overall dependence on fossil fuels. A transition to renewable energy, in turn, will create new pressures on supply chains and extractive industries.

International economic law will have to both shape and respond to these developments, raising a range of questions that implicate the full breadth of our discipline. These include the meaning and role of key concepts, such as “sustainable development”; the appropriate design of treaties and dispute settlement systems; the relationship between economic treaties and other regimes, such as international environmental law and human rights law; the governance of global supply chains; the operation of international development banks and financial institutions; the role of Indigenous peoples and local communities in foreign investment and resource extraction; institutions for the transfer of technology and the management of intellectual property; and theoretical questions concerning global justice, sovereignty and statehood, the relationship between public and private law, and the future trajectory of international economic law.

Conference Program

The conference will include:
  • Academic paper presentations drawn from an open call for papers
  • Invited papers and keynote speakers
  • Roundtable conversations with practitioners in private practice, academics, and government officials

CLE credit will be provided. Details coming soon.

Learn more about the call for papers and panel proposals here.

Registration

Registration link available here soon!
For ASIL members, the registration fee is expected to be about $100 (covers some meals). For non- members, the expected fee is $140. Students will enjoy discounted rates to be announced.
Please understand that budget constraints prevent us from providing any travel or other financial assistance to conference participants.

Event Details

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - Saturday, September 24, 2022. Agenda available soon.

Texas A&M University School of Law
1515 Commerce Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Hotel Information

We have secured room blocks at three area hotels at a discounted rate for conference participants. To get the block negotiated rate, you must ​use the room block links or phone numbers below and book by the listed cut-off date.  All room blocks below are for Thursday, September 22 - Saturday, September 24, 2022.

Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel

  • Click here for the Sheraton room block booking link
  • Book by: ​Friday, September 2, 2022
  • Distance from ​TAMU Law: Directly across the street; within walking distance; Molly the Trolley stop
  • 1701 Commerce Street, Fort Worth TX, 76102
  • Rate: $219 per night

Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Worth Downtown

  • Click here for the Hampton Inn room block booking link
    or call +1 817-332-5300, reference “ASIL Biennial Conference Room Block”
  • Book by: Saturday, September 3, 2022
  • Distance from ​TAMU Law: 5 blocks; within walking distance; near Molly the Trolley stop
  • 1001 Commerce Street, Fort Worth TX, 76102
  • Rate: $159 – $179 per night

The Worthington Renaissance Hotel Fort Worth

  • Click here for the Worthington room block booking link
    or call 1-800-433-5677 or 817-870-1000, reference “ASIL Biennial Conference Room Block”
  • Book by: Thursday, August 25, 2022
  • Distance from ​TAMU Law: 1​4 blocks; Molly the Trolley stop
  • 200 Main Street, Fort Worth TX, 76102
  • Rate: $249 per night

Location Information

Airports

  • DFW: The DFW International Airport is approximately 17.5 miles from ​downtown Fort Worth
  • DAL: Dallas Love Field is approximately 35 miles from downtown Fort Worth

Transportation to and from DFW Airport

  • Uber/Lyft
    Uber and Lyft are both available, for both airports
  • Taxi Service
    The flat rate from DFW International Airport to downtown Fort Worth is $51 one-way* (including the rate, DFW Airport exit and fuel surcharge). Book your Yellow Cab Taxi 
  • Shuttle Service
    Book your airport shuttle with SuperShuttle DFW in advance, for both airports
  • TEXRail
    A one way ticket is only $2.50. - TEXRail website

Rental Cars, Parking, and Directions

The downtown Fort Worth Sheraton, Hampton Inn, Omni, and Hilton hotels are within easy walking distance of Texas A&M Law School, so a rental car would not be needed to travel to the conference. Parking is available at Texas A&M Law School ONLY ON SATURDAY. There are parking meters on the streets around Texas A&M Law School. Valet parking is available at most hotels. 
If you are driving to Fort Worth and need driving directions, maps, or routes, go to www.fortworth.com.

Getting Around Downtown

Learn more about downtown Fort Worth
  • Molly the Trolley - Free!
    Molly the Trolley is a vintage-look trolley ​providing a quick and convenient way to travel around downtown Fort Worth. Molly the Trolley runs every 15 minutes to most of the downtown hotels and Sundance Square.
    *Special Molly the Trolley hours Friday 9/23 - Sunday 9/25:  7am - 10pm
    Click here or here for Molly route, schedule, and stops.
  • Trinity Metro
    Bus system connecting Downtown to the Stockyards and many additional districts. Cost is $5 for an all-day pass on all buses and local trains. The Dash is the circulator between Downtown and the Cultural District.
  • Taxi
    In the downtown area, there is a minimum charge of $5. Two to six people ride for the price of one.
  • Uber/Lyft

Texas A&M School of Law entranceSeptember 22-24, 2022
​Texas A&M School of Law
​Fort Worth, Texas