Every year, the American branch of the International Law Association in cooperation with other organizations, organizes the so-called “International Law Weekend“. It is an event consisting of panels, receptions and the Branch’s annual meeting. This year’s event, which will take place on October 16-18, has the overall theme “The United States and International Law: Legal Traditions and Future Possibilities”. Some of the panel presentations in the draft schedule indeed seem to have been chosen on the basis of up-to-date developments and thus promise to be quite interesting, such as “A New Presidency: A New U.S. Policy at the U.N.?”, “Medellin v. Texas: U.S. Compliance with ICJ Judgments and Treaties” and “Implications for International Law if the United States Ratifies the Law of the Sea Convention”.