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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.

The Workshop meets on Mondays from 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. in Room 116 Hutchins Hall.


January 30
Timothy L. Dickinson
Partner, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, Washington, D.C.
Professor from Practice, Business Law Faculty Fellow,
University of Michigan Law School
"So You Want to Practice International Law: What Does that Mean?"

February 13
Susan D. Page
Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan, U.S. Department of State
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, U.S. Department of State
"The Role of Law and Conflict Resolution in Nation Building in South Sudan" (Flash webcast)

March 5
Shelby Quast
Senior Policy Advisor, Equality Now, Washington, D.C.
"Protecting the Rights of Girls: A Global Strategy" (Flash webcast)

March 19
Susan G. Esserman, '77
Partner and Chair, International Department, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, D.C.
Former Deputy U.S. Trade Respresentative

"The Evolution of WTO Dispute Settlement"

March 26
Andrea Gattini
Professor of International Law, Law School, University of Padua
Co-Counsel for Germany in "Jurisdictional Immunities of the State" (Germany v. Italy) at the International Court of Justice
"New Perspectives in International Law to Redress War Crimes"

April 2
Please note this talk will be held at 12:15 p.m. in Room 116 Hutchins Hall.
Wolfgang Schomburg
Professor of Law, Durham University Law School and former Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
"A Clash of Systems: Common Law v. Continental Law: Impressions of a former Judge at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda" (Flash webcast)