2021-2022 academic year

Previous events

  • Wednesday, August 25

The Avengers of International Criminal Law: the Role of Civil Society Actors in Advancing Accountability Efforts for Serious International Crimes with Brianne McGonigle Leyh



  • Tuesday, September 14

UGA Study Away Fair

Interested in studying abroad this summer while earning credit towards your degree? Come to the UGA Study Away Fair to learn more about UGA Law's Global Governance Summer School.


  • Sunday through Tuesday, September 12-14

AtlAS at 10: Past, Present and A Bold New Future For International Arbitration



  • Friday, October 8

The 1972 Stockholm Declaration at Fifty: Reflecting on a Half-Century of International Environmental Law

This day-long conference will bring together academics and practitioners for a dialogue on the past 50 years of environmental law. This conference is hosted by the Dean Rusk International Law Center and the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law and supported by many co-sponsors.


  • Wednesday, October 13

International Law Society logo

Virtual Happy Hour: Space Law and More with Brian Israel 

Brian served as General Counsel and Secretary of Planetary Resources, a pioneering space exploration company, and co-founded ConsenSys Space, a startup developing open-source platforms for global public participation in space endeavors. Brian presently serves as Associate General Counsel for International Law at NASA, where he leads the international, national security, and space law practices.  Cosponsored by the International Law Society

  • Tuesday, October 19

ASIL-logoASIL Women in International Law Career Roundtable

This roundtable conversation, sponsored by ASIL's Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG), features diverse, accomplished professionals with experience working in international law, including at NGOs, law firms, international organizations, and academia. They will discuss their career paths and offer professional advice and insights for women interested in pursuing careers in international law.

This screening is hosted by the Dean Rusk International Law Center, the International Law Society, Women Law Students Association, and the Georgia Law Career Development Office.


  • Thursday, October 28

International Opportunities Information Session

An opportunity for students interested in international programming, including the Global Governance Summer School and Global Externships Overseas, to hear from students who have completed these placements.


  • Thursday through Saturday, October 28-30

ABILAlogoABILA International Law Weekend

Hosted virtually. Student registration is free.


  • Friday, October 29

Outsourcing International Responsibility

This panel discussion, moderated by Associate Dean Melissa J. "MJ" Durkee, will consider how the International Law Commission's Articles on the Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts handles attribution, now, in the year of its 20th anniversary.

  • Friday, October 29

The Geopolitics of Economic Competition

This panel discussion, moderated by Professor Harlan G. Cohen, maps the new terrain of global competitive anxiety. It lays out various state policies being adopted, explores the choices facing those caught in the potential crosshairs, and considers the ways in which international law and its regimes are being challenged, restructured, and reformed. It tells a story of flux and change from the viewpoint of the globe, the state, and the individual.


  • Monday, November 8

Rusk logo boxCareers in International Law Panel Discussion

Are you interested in practicing international law? Or living abroad? This panel will discuss careers in international law, and feature American lawyers who are practicing international law in various settings: private practice, in-house counsel, and governmental organizations.


  • Tuesday, November 9

Natalis PiresBusiness as Usual: Inequality and Health Litigation during the COVID-19 Pandemic in Brazil
Featuring Natalia Pires de Vasconcelos

Natalia Pires de Vasconcelos is an assistant professor of law at Insper São Paulo, Brazil, and was a scholar in residence at the Rusk Center for International Law. Natalia researches and writes about social and economic rights in Latin America, focusing on the right to health and health litigation. Here, she will compare the pandemic’s effect on the judicial protection of the right to health for those incarcerated and those who are free.


  • Friday, November 12

Rusk logo boxInternational Law Curriculum Panel

12:00-1:00 PM | Classroom 120-A

This panel will discuss international law course offerings and feature Professors Amann, Bruner, Cade, and Cohen.


  • November 11-12

ASIL-logoASIL Midyear Meeting

Panels feature participation by Georgia Law Professors Amann, Cohen, and Durkee. More information available at link.