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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 Roopal Shah and members of the Law School faculty. It is open to members of the University community.

Winter 2014 Schedule

January 27, 2014
"Transnational Culture Wars" (flash webcast)

Professor J. Christopher McCrudden
Professor of Human Rights and Equality Law, Queens University Belfast; William W. Cook Global Law Professor, University of Michigan Law School

January 30, 2014
"Thoughts on How Mandela Became Mandela" (flash webcast)

Professor Karthigasen Govender
Former Commissioner on the South African Human Rights Commission; Professor of Law, University of Kwazulu-Natal; Visiting Professor, University of Michigan Law School

March 11, 2014
"The Law of Being Japanese"

Professor Hisashi Harata
Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo Faculty of Law 

March 24, 2014
"Building the Global Movement for Legal Empowerment"

Vivek Maru
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Namati (Innovations in Legal Empowerment), Washington, D.C.

March 31, 2014
Harris Wofford
Co-Founder of the Peace Corps;
Senior Advisor to the Franklin Project of the Aspen Institute, Washington, DC