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Fall 2005 International Law Workshop Series

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, Rob Howse, Michael Barr, Steve Ratner 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 by e-mail at or by phone at 734.764.0535.

Schedule for the Fall 2005 International Law Workshop

September 26
Louise Doswald-Beck
Professor, Director, University Centre for International Humanitarian Law, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva; Member, International Commission of Jurists; Former Head of the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross
"The 'War on Terrorism' and International Humanitarian Law"

October 3 - NO ILW (Fall Recess)

October 10
Joseph H.H. Weiler
Joseph Straus Professor of Law; European Union Jean Monnet Chaired Professor; Chair and Faculty Director, Hauser Global Law School Program; Director, Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice, New York University School of Law
"The European Constitutional Treaty R.I.P. - What Next for Europe?"

October 17
Nicholas C. Howson
Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
"China's Acquisitions Abroad: Global Ambitions, Domestic Effects"

October 20
Dean's Special Lecture
Luiz Olavo Baptista
Member, Appellate Body, World Trade Organization
Professor of International Trade, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
"Facts and Rules in the WTO"  (Flash webcast)
4:00 p.m., Room 116 Hutchins Hall

October 31
Sir Michael Wood, K.C.M.G.
Office of the Legal Adviser, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, United Kingdom
"Foreign Ministry Lawyers and the International Legal Order"

November 7
Andrei S. Markovits
Karl W. Deutsch Collegiate Professor of Comparative Politics and German Studies, Department of Political Science and Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan
"Well Before and Well Beyond George W. Bush: European Anti-Americanism's Prominent Pedigree and Bright Future as a Lingua Franca for European Identity Formation"

November 14
Kamala Dawar
Senior Trade Policy and Representation Officer, Consumers International, London
"International Standards and the WTO: Trading Away the Consumer?"