SYMposium and Conflict of Laws Workshop


Willamette University College of Law and the Conflict of Laws Section of the Association of American Law Schools are hosting a SYMposium to celebrate Professor and Dean Emeritus Symeon Symeonides on May 8-9, 2024.

Professor Symeonides will retire from the Willamette University College of Law faculty in 2025. The SYMposium will celebrate both him as a person, as well as a scholar who has made major contributions in the fields of conflict of laws, comparative law, and transnational litigation, among others.

Please register at this link to join us at the Willamette University campus or virtually for this event to celebrate Professor Symeonides.

Conflict of Laws Workshop and Call for Papers

We are excited to announce that the inaugural, biennial Conflict of Laws Workshop (CLW) will be hosted by Willamette University College of Law in beautiful Salem, Oregon, on May 10, 2024.
The CLW aims to provide a forum to discuss new work in conflict of laws. The CLW welcomes work on all aspects of conflict of laws, including civil, criminal, domestic and transnational conflict of laws. We welcome all those writing and working in the field of conflict of laws to attend.

Please note that on May 8th and 9th, Willamette University College of Law will host a symposium in honor of Professor and Dean Emeritus Symeon Symeonides. CLW participants are invited to attend the symposium as well.

Those wishing to present a paper for discussion should submit a two-page abstract by March 1, 2024. Please email abstracts in Word of PDF format to and


The CLW will provide meals for registrants. Participants must cover travel and lodging costs. We will provide information about reasonably priced hotels as the date approaches