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Schedule for the Winter 2009 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 Nico 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.

January 26
Karima Bennoune
Professor of Law and Arthur L. Dickson Scholar, Rutgers University School of Law - Newark; Visiting Professor, University of Michigan Law School; Former Legal Advisor, Amnesty International in London

February 9
Penelope Mathew
Visiting Professor and Interim Director, Program in Refguee & Asylum Law, University of Michigan Law School; Professor, Australian National University College of Law
"Persecution/Destitution--Reworking the Relationship Between Employment and Asylum" (flash webcast)

February 16
Emilio J. Cárdenas
Of Counsel, C├írdenas, Cassagne & Associados, Buenos Aires; Former Argentine Ambassador to the U.N.; former President of the International Bar Association; Visiting Professor, University of Michigan Law School
"Latin America:  The Political Landscape Facing the New U.S. President" (flash webcast)

February 23 
No ILW - Winter Recess

March 9
Sharon Hom
Executive Director of Human Rights in China; Professor of Law Emerita, City University of New York School of Law
"U.S.-China Relations and International Human Rights"

March 30
Susanne Baer 
Professor of Public Law and Gender Studies, Humboldt University Law Faculty, Berlin
Catherine Barnard 
Professor in European Union and Employment Law, University of Cambridge
"Buying Equality:  Some Recent Developments from Europe" (flash webcast)

Please note additional events:

February 6 and 7
Michigan Journal of International Law Symposium:  "Territory without Boundaries"

March 21
Asia Law Society Symposium:  "Convergence or Cataclysm:  Corporate Governance and Market Development in Asia"