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Winter 2011 International Law Workshop

In Winter 2011, the International Law Workshop was offered for credit as a seminar by Professors Monica Hakimi and Steve Ratner. It met on Mondays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in Room 116 Hutchins Hall. 

Law students and other members of the University of Michigan community were invited to attend the Winter Workshop even though not enrolled for credit. They were encouraged to read the paper that was presented at each Workshop. Papers were available for pick up at the Center for International & Comparative Law, Room 300D Legal Research (off the Law Library Reading Room).  

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.

WINTER 2011 Schedule

January 31
Harlan Cohen
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Georgia Law School
"From International Law to International Conflicts of Law:  The Fragmentation of Legitimacy"

February 7
David Luban
University Professor and Professor of Law and Philosophy, and the Acting Director of the Center on National Security and the Law, Georgetown University Law Center
"Risk Taking and Force Protection"

February 14
Beth Simmons
Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University Department of Government
"Getting to Rights:  Treaty Ratification, Constitutional Convergence, and Human Rights Practice in the Late Twentieth Century"

February 21
John Knox
Professor of Law, Wake Forest University Law School
"The Evolution of Environmental Rights in International Law"

February 23 (Wednesday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., 218 Hutchins Hall)
Leora Bilsky
Associate Professor, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law
"Transnational Holocaust Restitution"

March 14
Monica Hakimi
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
"Toward a Unified Human Dignity Regime"

March 21
James Morrow
Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan
Research Professor, Center for Political Studies, University of Michigan

"Spoilt Darlings?:  Treatment of Prisoners of War During the World Wars"

March 28
Christine Chinkin
Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London
William W. Cook Global Law Professor, University of Michigan Law School

"UN Women:  Fragmentation or 'Delivering as One?'"

April 4
Andrew Lang
Senior Lecturer in Law, London School of Economics
"International Economic Law and the Neo-Liberal Turn"

April 11
Karen Knop
Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
"The Tokyo Women's Tribunal and the Turn to Fiction"

April 18
Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, Emory Law School
"Human Rights, Universality and Sovereignty:  The Relevance and Irrelevance of Sharia"