The fourth ILGLaw conference, "The Global Arc of Justice: Sexual Orientation Law Around the World," will take place March 11-14, 2009, in West Hollywood and Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., where it will be co-sponsored by the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation Law and Public Policy at UCLA.

The official Conference Hotel is the Ramada in West Hollywood. A special conference rate of $139/per night is available. The current deadline to make your reservation has been extended to February *15*, 2009. Reservations can be made by calling Joanna Ciocan or Tana Grasu in Group Sales at (800) 845-8585 or (310) 652-6400, Ext. 518 or by sending an email to: To receive the conference hotel rate, please mention "The Williams Institute" and/or "ILGLaw" room block. For directions and a full list of hotel amenities, please visit the hotel website.

Please note that the conference-related events in West Hollywood will take place within 1/2 mile of the hotel location. Participants will be given walking directions from the hotel to event locations in West Hollywood. A shuttle will be provided for participants staying at the hotel to and from the UCLA School of Law campus.

Note also that while the United States has repealed its statutory exclusion of persons with HIV/AIDS, an administrative regulation still classifies HIV as a communicable disease that would exclude even non-immigrant visitors. See this link for some information. Further information about the HIV exclusion is here.

Click here for the Williams Institute Conference web page, including registration fees.

The 2005 ILGLaw conference held in Toronto, Canada June 26-29 was a great success! Click on the link at left to see pictures from our conference.