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International Law Workshop

In Winter 2015, the International Law Workshop will be a for credit seminar based on paper presentations by outside speakers.  It will meet on Mondays from 4:10 to 6:10 p.m. in Room 1025 South Hall.

Law students and other members of the University of Michigan community are welcome to attend the seminar but students enrolled in the class will have priority in asking questions about the papers.  Papers will be available for pick up at the Center for International & Comparative Law, Room 212 Hutchins Hall and posted on this page a few weeks prior to each talk.

Past International Law Workshops

Winter 2015 Schedule

January 26, 2015
"Of Monsters and Men: Perpetrator Trauma and Mass Atrocity"

Saira Mohamed
Assistant Professor of Law, Berkeley Law, University of California

February 6, 2015
"The Thin Justice of International Law"

Due to University closure on February 2nd, this class has been resceduled for Friday, February 6, 4:20 PM, 1050 South Hall

Steven Ratner
Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

February 9, 2015

"Ethical Dimensions of IMF Monetary Policy"

Frank Garcia
Professor and Associate Dean for Global Initiatives, Boston College Law School

February 16, 2015
"Autonomy, Residence, and Return"

David Lefkowitz
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (PPEL); Coordinator, Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law (PPEL) Program, University of Richmond

February 23, 2015
"The Emerging International Law of Migration"

Professor of Law, Cornell University Law School
March 9, 2015
Distinguished University Professor, Director of Research, Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics, Georgia State University
March 16, 2015
Reader in Environmental Law, Newcastle Law School
March 23, 2015
Response to Professor Nickel's paper: "Can Moral Desert Qualify or Justify Human Rights?"
James W. Nickel
Professor of Philosophy and Law, University of Miami Law School
March 30, 2015
"Procedural Fairness and Investment Treaty Arbitration"

Gus Van Harten
Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

April 6, 2015
"The People, the State and Land: Theories of Territory""

Margaret Moore
Professor, Department of Political Studies, Queen's University

April 13, 2015
"The New Gates of Admission: On Citizenship, States, and Markets"

Ayelet Shachar
Professor of Law and Political Science & Canada Research Chair in Citizenship and Multiculturalism, University of Toronto Faculty of Law


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Bruno Simma
Bruno Simma, former International Court of Justice Judge and Professor of Law at Michigan Law, spoke about "Conflicts Over Natural Resources Before the International Court of Justice" in 2010.
Sharon Hom
Sharon Hom, executive director of Human Rights in China, spoke at an ILW event in 2009. Her topic was "U.S.-China Relations and International Human Rights."
Emilio J. Cárdenas
Emilio J. Cárdenas, former Argentine ambassador to the U.N., presented "Latin America: The Political Landscape Facing the New U.S. President" during his 2009 ILW visit.
Katarina Mathernova
Katarina Mathernova, LL.M. '89, discussed social justice, solidarity and economic development in Europe during her 2008 ILW visit. She was director of regional policy for the European Commission.
Eleanor Sharpston
European Court of Justice Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston presented "Freedom, Security and Justice in the European Union" during a 2008 ILW event.
Lucy Reed
Lucy Reed presented "The Visible and Invisible World of International Claims Tribunals" in fall 2010. She is partner and co-head of the International Arbitration Group, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, New York.
Christine M. Chinkin
Christine M. Chinkin, William W. Cook Global Law Professor and professor of international law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, presented "U.N. Women: Fragmentation or 'Delivering as One'" in 2011.
Susan D. Page
Susan D. Page, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan, presented "The Role of Law and Conflict Resolution in Nation Building in South Sudan" in February 2012.
Wolfgang Schomburg
Wolfgang Schomburg, honorary professor at Durham Law School and former judge, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda, spoke in April 2012.