Past Conferences

North American Regional Conference: Family Realities and Family Law

Jackson Lake Lodge, Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming22/05/2016 - 24/05/2016
Theme: Family law aims to address the realities of family life.  But the past half century has witnessed profound changes in family form, gender roles, and relational ideals.  Family law has, of course, changed during this period as well.  But has it changed in the right way?  Are the changes adequate to optimally promote family equity, harmony, and stability?  The conference theme is intended to be inclusive, extending t ...More Details

Chongqing Regional Conference

Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Chongqing, China23/10/2015 - 23/10/2015
Family Law and Family Justice in the 21st Century: Practice and Reform.  This conference was held in October 2015 at Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Chongqing, China, and organised by Prof. Chen Wei. For the call for submissions, please click here. ...More Details

Caribbean Regional Conference

Nassau, The Bahamas19/11/2014 - 21/11/2014
OUR CHILDREN, AN ENDANGERED SPECIES: This Conference invites family law and related academics and practitioners to examine the progress made in protecting children’s rights, identify the risks to which children remain susceptible and share experiences of innovative laws, practices and policies which seek to advance children’s rights.  For further details and call for papers, click here.      ...More Details

15th World Conference

Reclife, Brazil6/08/2014 - 9/08/2014
The XVth ISFL World Conference was held at the Regional Federal Tribunal in Recife, Brazil, August 6-9, 2014.  The theme was Family Law – Universalities and Singularities.  It was convened by Prof. Giselle Groeninga. The program is here. Papers and powerpoints are available on the publications page. ...More Details

Israel Conference 2014

Sha'arei Mishpat Law School, Hod Hasharon, Israel2/01/2014 - 3/01/2014
This regional conference was held in Israel, from January 2-3 2014. The theme was International Family Law with Emphasis on the Work of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. The conference marked the 30th anniversary of the entry into force of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction in December 1983. The convenor was Prof. Rhona Shuz.  For a report of the conference see here. ...More Details

Asian Regional Conference 2013

Seoul, South Korea1/10/2013 - 2/10/2013
This Regional Conference was held in Seoul, Korea on October 1st and 2nd 2013. The conference was organized to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Seoul Family Court and the 30th Anniversary of the Korean Women's Development Institute. The theme of the conference was Family Law, Family Court, Family Policy in a Changing World.  The conference convenor was Prof. Jinsu Yune. ...More Details

North American Regional Conference 2013

Brooklyn Law School, New York6/06/2013 - 8/06/2013
The 2013 North American Regional Conference of the ISFL was held on June 6-8 at Brooklyn Law School in New York.  The theme was Fostering Family Harmony:  Principles and Practices. The call for papers noted: “Whether families are intact or separated, family harmony is strongly associated with private and public benefits.   Both children and adult partners experience health, wealth, and happiness benefits from family harmony. ...More Details

North American Regional Conference 2012

University of Iowa, Iowa14/06/2012 - 16/06/2012
The 2012 North American Regional Conference of the ISFL, co-sponsored by the Midwest Consortium on Family Law, took place at the University of Iowa on June 14-16, 2012. The theme was Sustaining Families: Global and Local Perspectives. The conference convenor was Prof. Ann Laquer Estin. ...More Details

14th World Conference 2011

Lyon, France19/07/2011 - 23/07/2011
The 14th World Conference of the Society was held in Lyon, France from July 19th-23rd 2011. The theme was Generation solidarities. The conference convenor was Prof. Hugues Fulchiron. The conference theme was explained in the following terms: “Today, increasing life expectancy, geographic mobility, and labor-market entry barriers all contribute both to the decline of the traditional family and the rise of new family forms. The traditional ex ...More Details

Regional Conference 2011

Nassau, The Bahamas17/03/2011 - 19/03/2011
The Caribbean Regional Conference was held in Nassau, The Bahamas, from March 17-19 2011, and jointly hosted by the Council of Legal Education and the Eugene Dupuch Law School. The theme was The Legal And Social Consequences Of the Disintegration And Reconstitution of Families. The conference was convened by Hazel Thompson-Ahye and included a Judicial Officers' Forum. Conference Program ...More Details

ISFL Regional Conference, Japan, 2010

University of Tsukuba, Japan7/11/2010 - 7/11/2010
The theme of this conference was Reconstitution of Modern Families: Recent Developments in Asian Family Law. The notice explained: “Families in Asian countries are facing with challenges of their reconstitution resulting from: Disintegration of the family due to personal factors such as divorce; Social factors such as changes in economic activity such as redundancy and transfers as well as political factors such as war; and N ...More Details

Regional Conference on the UNCRC, Northern Ireland

University of Ulster18/06/2010 - 20/06/2010
The theme of this ISFL Regional Conference was The Children’s Convention at 21: The Rights of the Child Come of Age? The aim was to examine the significance, scope and practical impact of the 1989 Convention as it reached this milestone age. Senior members of the judiciary who addressed delegates over the course of the weekend included the Right Hon. Sir Declan Morgan (The Lord Chief Justice), Justice Gemma Loughran of the Northern Irelan ...More Details

North American Regional Conference 2010

University of Kansas3/06/2010 - 5/06/2010
This regional conference was a combined meeting of the North American Regional Conference of the International Society of Family Law and the Midwest Family Law Consortium. The theme was When Worlds Collide: Tensions In Family Law. It was held at  the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Law. The program is here. The abstracts are here. ...More Details

XIIIIth World Conference, 2008

Vienna, Austria16/09/2008 - 20/09/2008
The 13th World Conference was held in Vienna from September 16-20, 2008, with the theme of Family Finances. The conference was organised under under the auspices of Dr. Heinz Fischer, Federal President of the Republic of Austria, and in cooperation with the Austrian Lawyers Association. The convenor was Prof. Dr. Bea Verschraegen of the University of Vienna.   ...More Details
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