About the Center
The Block Center has since become an important resource for the international business law community and future lawyers who practice in a world where globalization is a given. The Center offers the legal community a variety of well-regarded interdisciplinary programs that address the changing nature of the international business world.
This broad scope of programs has covered such topics as corporate social responsibility, international trade, bankruptcy and insolvency, intellectual property, conflict of laws, antitrust, and social policy. The symposia are frequently co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Journal of International Law or the Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Commercial and Financial Law.
The center is led by Co-directors Professors of Law Robin Effron and Irene Ten Cate. The center’s Steering Committee comprises faculty who have a special expertise and interest in the field of international business law.
International Business Law Fellowship
For students interested in pursuing a career in international business law, the International Business Law Fellowship Program offers an outstanding educational experience.
Fellows enroll at Brooklyn Law School from all over the United States and around the world. The diverse backgrounds of these students adds richness to the study of international law.
The Brooklyn Journal of International Law
The Brooklyn Journal of International Law is one of the leading international law journals in America. The Journal publishes the work of preeminent scholars, judges, and practitioners in the diverse field of international law.
Colloquium on International Economic Law
The Brooklyn Colloquium on International Economic Law is presented by the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law, and convened by Professors Julian Arato and Robin Effron. Colloquium sessions are open to the public, and members of the NYC International Law community are encouraged to attend.
The Center spearheads an exciting calendar of events throughout the academic year that spotlights current and emerging issues in international business law and policy. The schedule includes symposia and lectures, breakfast roundtables, international economic law forums, brown bag luncheons, and student-organized programs.
2022 Roundtable in International Business Law
The Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law (Block Center) sponsors a Scholars’ Roundtable at Brooklyn Law School. Scholars writing in a diverse range of fields related to international business, economic, and financial law are invited to submit proposals to present works in progress for an intense day of discussion with other scholars in the field. Participants will be expected to read all papers in advance of the Roundtable and offer commentary on each of the presentations. This year, we are planning on holding the event in person.If held in person, scholars selected for the Roundtable who come from outside the New York City area will receive a $500 stipend from Brooklyn Law School.
The Block Center co-sponsors a conference with the student-edited Brooklyn Journal of International Law each year, and with other journals from time to time. These conferences have produced an impressive body of work. We invite you to read these papers below.
Our Global Alumni
Brooklyn Law School’s International Business Law Program prepares its fellows for a range of successful careers around the world. IBL Fellows are highly regarded and sought after by employers from banks and securities firms to law firms and courts.
On November 8 and 9, 2019, the Center hosted the American Society of International Law Midyear Meeting. The meeting encompassed several events, including leadership meetings of the Society's Executive Council and the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law; the Research Forum, which features cutting-edge international law scholarship by more than 70 authors; and programming for practitioners.