The Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law was launched in the summer of 2011. It held its inaugural event at the New York University School of Law in May 2012, and the second Forum was held at the University of Nottingham in May 2013. The Forum is designed as a regular addition to the international law calendar, and will be convened each year by Dino Kritsiotis, Professor of Public International Law in the University of Nottingham, Anne Orford, Michael D. Kirby Professor of International Law in the University of Melbourne, and J.H.H. Weiler, University Professor & Joseph Straus Professor of Law at New York University School of Law and President of the European University Institute in Florence. The Forum will allow international legal scholars, in the first six years of their academic career, a unique opportunity to present their research work by being paired with a senior scholar in the field of international law, who will lead a discussion of their presentation within the Forum.
The third Forum will convene at the University of Melbourne in July 2014, and selected presentations from the Forum will be published in the European Journal of International Law (Oxford University Press), a practice established from the inaugural Forum.