\ˈī -ˈāch -ˈel-ə-ˌthän\

Noun. (Neologism.)

Definition: An event in which people meet to engage in collaborative research and analysis on international humanitarian law (IHL). It's like a hackathon—yet one where the focus is not on creating computer programs and applications but rather on international law related to armed conflict. Think Wikipedia edit-a-thon but for the jus ad bellum and the jus in bello.

What and when?

See http://pilac.law.harvard.edu/pilac-student-opportunities//ihlathon-participants for more information and to apply. Please note that PILAC is no longer accepting applications for this first series of I.H.L.athons.

Photo credit: hackNY.org, “spring 2012 hackNY student hackathon presentations,” Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0