2023 Miller-ASIL Fellowship Application


What: Miller-ASIL Fellows receive support for travel, lodging, and registration to attend the 2023 ASIL Annual Meeting

When: March 29-31, 2023

Where: 1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009

American Society of International Law 2023 Annual Meeting
March 29 – March 31, 2023
Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009

2023 Annual Meeting Theme: The Reach and Limits of International Law to Solve Today’s Challenges

International law seems to be perpetually in crisis. Profound questions abound regarding its functions, utility, relevance, and ability to provide solutions in a complex and changing world. The past few years have presented us with multiple challenges – from trade wars to a global pandemic to the worsening of climate change to the invasion of Ukraine – which have led some to question the role and value of international law as a tool for solving modern day crises.

As international lawyers, it is incumbent on us to question underlying assumptions and to revisit the aims of international law and its ability to provide solutions to crises, big and small. It is worth reflecting on the more modest wins of international law, and to query the reach – as well as the very real limits – of what international law is, and what it can do. It is only in challenging and questioning the reach and limits of international law that we can, as a community, navigate, and ultimately strive to reinforce and strengthen its importance.

The 2023 ASIL Annual Meeting Committee seeks to elicit a more nuanced assessment of the role of international law in the world today, and the often incremental way in which it interacts, effects change, and succeeds – or fails – as a tool to address real-world global problems. Topics for the 2023 Annual Meeting are still under review and will be included in these themed tracks:

Sessions that are selected will be assigned to a substantive track:

  • International Human Rights, Humanitarian Law, and Criminal Justice
  • Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Dispute Resolution
  • International Trade, Investment, and Finance
  • International Organizations, Global Governance, and Global Health
  • Security, Foreign Relations, and Use of Force
  • Environment, Sea, Space, and Sustainable Development

Within these tracks, topics may address any subject in line with the theme, including but not limited to one of the following Cross-Cutting Topics:  

  • Regional Approaches to International Law
  • Interdisciplinarity and International Law
  • The Compliance Challenge
  • Decentering, Decolonizing, and Addressing Race, Gender, and Sexuality in International Law
  • War, Peace and Anti-impunity
  • Multilateralism in International Law


The application process takes place October 1-31, 2022. If you have any questions, contact Toni Mendicino (tmendicino@law.berkeley.edu)