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International Law Workshop

The International Law Workshop hosts prominent practitioners, jurists, policy makers, academics, and government officials to discuss topics that will capture the attention of a general law student audience. It is intended to introduce today's most debated issues in international and comparative law and to provide a forum to discuss critical global challenges as they relate to law and policy. Students, as well as faculty, are welcome. Speakers generally talk for 25 minutes, followed by discussion and questions. The Workshop is coordinated by Assistant Dean for International Affairs Virginia Gordan and members of the Law School faculty. It is open to members of the University community.

Fall 2012 Schedule

Monday, September 24, 2012
Professor Daniel Halberstam
Eric Stein Collegiate Professor of Law and Director, European Legal Studies Program
Michigan Law

Professor Siniša Rodin
Jean Monnet Chair, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, Croatia

A Conversation between Professor Siniša Rodin and Professor Daniel Halberstam: Fundamental Rights in the New Member States of the European Union" (Flash webcast)

Monday, October 1, 2012
Professor Steven R. Ratner
Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law, Michigan Law School
Member, UN Secretary-General's Panel of Experts on Accountability in Sri Lanka

"Justice After War Crimes in Sri Lanka: A UN Insider's Perspective"

Monday, October 8, 2012
Andrew N. Keller
Chief Counsel, Senate Foreign Relations Committee

"Treaties: A View from the Senate"
(To be followed at 5:30 p.m. by a discussion with Mr. Keller on "International Career Options in Government and on the "Hill.")

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Ambassador Paul R. Seger
Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations

"What Difference Can Small States Make at the UN?: The Swiss Perspective"  (Flash webcast)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Judge Joan E. Donoghue
International Court of Justice

Dean's Special Lecture: "Reflections on the Role of the World Court"

Monday, November 5, 2012
Professor James C. Hathaway
James E. and Sarah A. Degan Professor of Law and Director, Program in Refugee and Asylum Law at Michigan Law School

Commentator: Nuala Mole
Founder and Senior Lawyer, AIRE (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe) Centre, London

"Is the European Union's Refugee Regime Really Legal?" (Flash webcast)