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Schedule for the Fall 2008 International Law Workshop

The International Law Workshop introduces today's most debated issues in international and comparative law. The Workshop is intended for non-specialists; students are encouraged to attend any or all of the sessions. Speakers will talk for 25 minutes, followed by discussion and questions.

The Workshop is coordinated by Professors Daniel Halberstam, Michael Barr, and Nicholas Howson and Assistant Dean Virginia Gordan. The Workshop meets on Mondays from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. in Hutchins Hall, Room 116, unless otherwise noted.

To add your name to the e-mail list to be notified of upcoming Workshops, please contact Stephanie Wiederhold, Program Coordinator, Center for International & Comparative Law, by e-mail at or by phone at 734.764.0535.

September 22
Vladimir Djerić
Former Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro/FRY, 2000-2004; currently private practitioner of international law, Mikijelj Janković & Bogdanović, Belgrade
"ICTY and ICJ in the Conflict and Post-Conflict in the Former Yugoslavia" (real media webcast)

October 6
Yuval Shany
The Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in International Law and Academic Director of the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"The Law Governing Non-Occupied Gaza: In Search of a New International Law Doctrine" (flash webcast)

October 13
Alexandre Kedar
Associate Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Haifa
"Nation State Formation and Ethnic Displacement:  the Enduring Legal Legacy of the British Empire" (flash webcast)

October 20 
No ILW - Fall Recess

October 27
Ruth Okediji
William L. Prosser Professor of Law, University of Minnesota
"Beyond Fragmentation:  WIPO-WTO Relations and the Future of Global Intellectual Property Norms" (flash webcast)

November 3
Damien Geradin
Partner, Howrey LLP, Brussels; Director, Global Competition Law Centre, College of Europe, Bruges
"The Globalization of Antitrust: A Blessing or a Nightmare?" (flash webcast)

November 10
Please note this Workshop will take place in Room 250 Hutchins Hall.
H.E. Judge Bruno Simma
International Court of Justice; Affiliated Overseas Faculty, University of Michigan Law School
"'Fragmentation' of International Law and 'Proliferation' of International Courts and Tribunals: Two Buzzwords Viewed by a Practitioner"