The International Conference on Legislation and Law Reform, held each year in Washington, D.C., is in its sixth year. The conference was first held in 2013, at the initiative of the Federal Bar Association, the International Judicial Academy, and the International Journal on Legislative Drafting and Law Reform. For the next three years, the conference was hosted by the World Bank at its headquarters building. In 2018, the Washington College of Law at American University served as the event's host institution. In 2019, the conference will be held at the new headquarters building of the DC Bar Association.
Over the years, the conference has grown in participation and sponsorship. Participants routinely hail from six continents. In 2018, sponsors included American University; Boston University; the University of Pennsylvania; multiple chapters and sections of the Federal Bar Association; the International Journal on Legislative Drafting and Law Reform, the International Judicial Academy; Xcential; and Latham & Watkins, LLP.
The conference takes place every 18 months, alternating between spring and fall. The 2019 conference will be held on Thursday and Friday, November 14th and 15th. The conference is organized by attorneys who volunteer their time to make it a reality.