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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.


October 3
J. Christopher McCrudden
Professor of Human Rights Law, University of Oxford
William W. Cook Global Law Professor, University of Michigan Law School
"International Commercial Arbitration and Islam" (Flash webcast)

October 10
Liu Junhai (Additional information may be found here.)
Professor, School of Law, and Director, Business Law Center, Renmin University of China
Vice President and Secretary General, China Consumers Protection Law Society
Visiting Research Scholar, University of Michigan Law School
"China's 'Going Out' Strategy: What U.S. Companies Need to Know About Chinese Corporate Governance and Corporate Law" (Flash webcast)

October 24
Please note this talk will be held in Room 120 Hutchins Hall.
H.E. Judge Bruno Simma
International Court of Justice, The Hague
William W. Cook Global Law Professor, University of Michigan Law School
"Alive and Kicking, More than Ever: Observations of an Insider on the Health of International Courts and Tribunals"

October 31
Nuala Mole
Founder and Director of The AIRE (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe) Centre, United Kingdom
"2011's Hot Topics from the European Court of Human Rights—The Litigator's Perspective" (Flash webcast)
(To be followed at 5:15 p.m. by a discussion on how to build a career and search for jobs in the international human rights arena.)

November 7
Michael S. Barr
Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
Former Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions, U.S. Department of the Treasury
"The New International Financial Architecture"

November 14
Edward A. Parson
Joseph L. Sax Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
Professor of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan
Professor of Public Policy, University of Michigan
"Climate Engineering: Novel Challenges to Global Governance" (Flash webcast)