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International Legal Ethics Conference VII - The Ethics & Regulation of Lawyers Worldwide: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

July 14–16, 2016

Fordham Law School
150 West 62nd Street
New York, NY

In Fordham Law School's new building, steps from Central Park


Every two years, the International Association of Legal Ethics (IAOLE) brings together several hundred scholars and lawyers from around the world.  The next conference, International Legal Ethics Conference VII, will be held in the United States on July 14-16, 2016.  It will be hosted by Fordham Law School, which is in the heart of New York City -- steps from Lincoln Center, Central Park and many restaurants, and easily accessible to theatres, museums and national attractions. 

We expect approximately 300 participants, who will present papers, speak on panels, and engage in informal discussions concerning the legal profession and legal ethics.  Participants will be invited to organize panel discussions and present papers addressing both the legal profession in their own regions and cross-cutting and comparative questions. 

In the tradition of past ILECs, we want to ensure that the 2016 conference is stimulating, innovative, and enjoyable—a welcome opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with colleagues from around the globe.

Before formal planning commences, we want to hear your ideas about how to make the 2016 conference as rewarding as possible.

Email us with your suggestions. 

CO-SPONSORS (list in formation):

International Association of Legal Ethics * American Bar Association's Center for Professional Responsibility * Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers * Maurice Deane School of Law at Hofstra * NYU Law School * Pace Law School * Cornell Law School * New York Law School * Touro Law Center * University of Connecticut School of Law * Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law


We expect most programs to fall within one of the following broad themes:

 ●Culture, Technology, Ethics and Society
 ●Empirical Perspectives on the Legal Profession and Legal Ethics
 ●Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Legal Profession
 ●Philosophy and Legal Ethics
 ●Regulation of the Legal Profession and Judiciary
 ●Ethics and Legal Education
 ●Globalization and the Legal Profession
 ●Rule of Law and the Legal Profession


Find out more about the topics discussed at ILEC VI (July 2014 in London) by looking at a copy of the 2014 Program here


Dear ILEC colleagues,

It will be our privilege to host the International Legal Ethics Conference (ILEC VII) in New York City on July 14-16, 2016. We hope to make the conference interesting and useful to all participants. We are writing to request your help in three ways:

1. You will recall that the programs at ILEC V and VI were generally organized around five broad themes or "tracks": 1) Legal Education; 2) Regulation; 3) Philosophy; 4) Culture, Technology, Ethics and Society; and 5) Empirical Approaches to Legal Ethics. We would be interested to hear from you whether there are other themes that you would like to see added for ILEC VII.

2. Can you help us identify topics for programs that you would be interested in attending, participating in, or organizing? We are particularly interested in seeking topics that will be of interest to lawyers and law teachers from various different legal cultures, including both common law and civil law traditions, and from different parts of the world.

3. Do you have any requests or suggestions to help make the next ILEC meet your expectations?

We know that the next conference seems very far away, but we have already begun planning. Thank you in advance for any advice you can provide.

Best regards,
Bruce Green & Sherri Levine
On behalf of the ILEC VII organizers

Bruce Green, Director
Stein Center for Law and Ethics

Sherri Levine, Associate Director
Stein Center for Law and Ethics