INTLaw Conference 2018

*Call for Papers*

The Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law’s
4th Annual INTLaw Conference

April 23rd and 24th, 2018

INN at the Forks, Winnipeg MB

The Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law extends an invite to all business or law graduate students, academics, and practitioners to its International Business and Trade Law (INTLaw) Conference on April 23rd and April 24th, 2018 at the Inn at the Forks hotel in downtown Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

We aim to have lively discussions on innovative topics in international economics, business, and trade law (including e-commerce). This year, the two themes of the conference will be the Sharing Economy and Secession Movements. We welcome, however, papers in all areas relevant to our mandate.

A major focus is to provide a forum for graduate students, early-career academics, experienced scholars, and practitioners to present their work. If approved, papers may be published in the Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law, a peer-reviewed (by the editors) and refereed annual publication. The Asper Review is long established and well-regarded: among Canadian Law Journals it is ranked eighth overall, third among specialized journals, and first in the area of international trade law. It is ranked seventh in the world in peer-reviewed or refereed international trade law journals (Washington and Lee University annual survey).

Those who wish to present their research are asked to send an abstract or a draft paper to no later than January 30th, 2018. All approved presenters will receive speaking time, meals, and the option to apply for travel subsidy for out-of-town commuters. Hotel reservation costs are also included! Please note that the use of this subsidy is being offered on the condition that the Asper Review has a right of first refusal for any publication arising out of conference presentations. Student presenters are expected to obtain support for their transportation costs from the institution they are attending; however, if this is not feasible, the conference committee will consider providing a transportation subsidy (on application of up to $600).

We invite all interested in attending to do so at no registration fee! Please contact us at to reserve your seat. If you could also please pass on the following invitation to both your graduate students and your colleagues, it would be greatly appreciated.

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In 1999, the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba established the Asper Chair of International Business and Trade Law. The Asper Chair sponsors a variety of research including academic conferences in international business and trade law. An internship program allows up to four students a year to work with the Asper Chair and creates opportunities for students to advance their education, while gaining skills necessary to pursue careers in law or business with an international focus. Additionally, students involved in the Asper program have the opportunity to participate in international commercial dispute resolution competitions.

Dr. Bryan Schwartz’s Recent Keynote Speech at the 2012 Pitblado Lecture: Reinvigorating the World Trade System



The Review welcomes submissions that are academically sound and accessible to a general audience. Topics should address trade issues that are of global interest or in which Canada has a material involvement.

Submissions may be sent to

Asper Chair
Faculty of Law, Robson Hall
University of Manitoba
224 Dysart Road,
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3T 2N2

To submit an article by email, please use the Contacts page to request an email address.