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2019-2020 events

For nearly 40 years, the Dean Rusk International Law Center at the University of Georgia School of Law has spearheaded an array of events designed to promote discussion and analysis of issues related to international, comparative, transnational, and foreign affairs law and policy.

Descriptions of past events online include the 2018-2019, 2017-20182016-2017 and 2015-2016 academic years.

Events scheduled during the 2019-2020 academic year are described below.



Fall Semester 2019


Sunday, December 1 – Saturday, December 14, 2019, Dean Rusk International Law Center

 “International Judicial Training

The Dean Rusk International Law Center and the Georgia Institute for Continuing Judicial Education (ICJE) will host a delegation of 45 Brazilian judges, lawyers, and court personnel for an International Judicial Training on Effective Judicial Administration in partnership with the Supreme Court of Justice of the Brazilian State of Pernambuco.



Spring Semester 2020


Friday, January 17, Room TBD, Hirsch Hall

Professor Karen Alter of Northwestern University Department of Political Science will present a work in progress as part of the International Law Colloquium Series.

 

 


Friday, January 24, Room TBD, Hirsch Hall

Professor Monica Hakimi of the University of Michigan Law School will present a work in progress as part of the International Law Colloquium Series.

 

 


Tuesday, January 28, 12:00 p.m., Rusk Conference Room 216, Dean Rusk Hall

”The Road to U.S. Employment: F-1 Visa Work Options and Onwards"

Anita Ninan (LLM '91) is a member of the Dean Rusk International Law Center Council and an expert in business immigration law. She will provide information on LL.M. employment including: OPT eligibility and requirements; the H-1B work visa; and recent U.S. immigration developments.

This presentation is open to LL.M. students as well as J.D. students on an international student visa. Please RSVP to Mandy Dixon. Lunch will be served.


Friday, February 7, Room TBD, Hirsch Hall

Professor Jorge Contesse of Rutgers Law will present a work in progress as part of the International Law Colloquium Series.

 

 


Friday, February 21, Room TBD, Hirsch Hall

Professor Karen Knop of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law will present a work in progress as part of the International Law Colloquium Series.

 

 


Friday, February 28, Room TBD, Hirsch Hall

Professor Dan Bodansky of Arizona State University College of Law will present a work in progress as part of the International Law Colloquium Series.

 

 


Thursday, March 19, Georgia Law Atlanta Campus

Fifth Annual AtlAS Lecture of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS).

Co-sponsored by the International Law Society.


Friday, March 20, Room TBD, Hirsch Hall

Professor Fleur Johns of the University of New South Wales in the Faculty of Law, and current member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton University, will present a work in progress as part of the International Law Colloquium Series.

 

 


Friday, March 27, Room TBD, Hirsch Hall

Professor Rachel Brewster of Duke Law will present a work in progress as part of the International Law Colloquium Series.

 

 


Saturday, March 28, 8:45 a.m., Carl B. Sanders Boardroom, Dean Rusk Hall
 
 

Wednesday, April 1 - Saturday, April 4, Washington, D.C.
 
 
"The Promise of International Law" is the theme of the 114th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law.
 
The Dean Rusk International Law Center is an academic partner of this century-old Washington, D.C.-based organization.

Thursday, April 16, 4:00-5:00 PM, Sohn Library, Rusk Hall

Dean Rusk International Law Center Graduation Celebration

The Dean Rusk International Law Center concludes its academic year with a reception celebrating graduating students who have contributed or benefited from its initiatives, including Global Externships Overseas and At-Home, Global Governance Summer School, Legal Spanish Study Group, Louis B. Sohn Professional Development fellowships, and Jessup and Vis moot competitions. Nearly 50 are students who will earn their J.D. or LL.M. degrees in May 2020. Also thanked are the many Student Ambassadors, members of the 1L, 2L, 3L, and LL.M. classes who assist the Center with administrative duties, events, and research.

Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by the International Law Society.


Friday, April 17, Room TBD, Hirsch Hall

Professor Matiangai Sirleaf of the University of Pittsburgh Law School will present a work in progress as part of the International Law Colloquium Series.

 

 



Past Events


Sunday, September 8 - Tuesday, September 10, Atlanta

8th Annual Atlanta International Arbitration Society Annual Conference

Co-sponsored by the Dean Rusk International Law Center.


Monday, September 9, 11:45 a.m., Room E-252 Hirsch Hall

NNSA Graduate Fellowship Information Session

Walt Sansot is a Senior Nonproliferation Specialist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Assistant Professor & Nonresident Fellow at the Center for International Trade and Security at the School of Public and International Affairs. He will give a presentation on the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Graduate Fellowship Program. The fellowship is a one-year, funded, post-graduate fellowship opportunity for students interested in national security law. 


Thursday, September 12, 4:30 p.m., Eversheds Sutherland Courtyard, Hirsch Hall

International Law Society Annual Mixer

The Annual Mixer of the International Law Society, Georgia Law's student chapter of the worldwide International Law Students Association.

Co-sponsored by the Dean Rusk International Law Center.


Wednesday, September 25, 12 noon, Cheeley Room-328 Hirsch Hall

Dr. Jacob Eisler, Faculty Colloquium Presentation

Dr. Jacob Eisler is an Associate Professor of Public Law at University of Southampton Law School in the United Kingdom. Previously, he served as College Lecturer and Yates Glazebrook Fellow in Law at Jesus College at the University of Cambridge, as a transactional corporate lawyer in private practice in England, and as a law clerk on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. His research examines popular autonomy in democratic societies.

This presentation is open to faculty as part of the Faculty Colloquium Series. Co-sponsored by the Dean Rusk International Law Center.


Thursday, September 26, 12 noon, Room A-120 Hirsch Hall

Steven Hill, “NATO @ 70: The Rule of Law Alliance

Steven Hill is the Legal Adviser and Director of the Office of Legal Affairs at NATO Headquarters in Brussels. Prior to joining NATO, he was Counselor for Legal Affairs at the United States Mission to the United Nations, he led the legal unit at the International Civilian Office of the European Union Special Representative in Kosovo, and he worked at the Office of the Legal Advisor at the U.S. Department of State.

Lunch will be served. Part of the University Signature Lecture Series. Co-sponsored by the International Law Society and the Military Law Society. 


Tuesday, October 1, 5:00 p.m., Chapel

Irina Bokova, "Preserving Global Cultural Heritage in Times of War and Conflict"

Irina Bokova served as the Director General of UNESCO for two full terms, from 2009-2017, and was the first woman to serve in this role. She has successfully advanced a strong United Nations agenda for the better preservation of humanity’s cultural heritage. In particular, she and UNESCO have been successful in criminalizing the illegal trade in cultural artifacts and in persecuting those who willfully destroy parts of cultural history.

Part of the College of Environment and Design 50th anniversary celebration, the event is also part of the Signature Lecture Series, an HGOR Endowed Lecture, and presented with support from the School of Law, the School of Public and International Affairs and the Willson Center for Humanities and Art. The Dean Rusk International Law Center co-sponsors.


Friday, October 4, 12:00 p.m., Room E-252 Hirsch Hall

James Baker, Careers in National Security Law

Professor James E. Baker is the Director of the Syracuse University Institute for National Security & Counterterrorism. Baker previously served as the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.

Presented by the Military Law Society and the International Law Society. Center co-sponsors. RSVP required.

 


Thursday, October 10, 12:00 p.m., Room E-252 Hirsch Hall

Tess Davis, Cultural Heritage Law: Hot Topics & Career Opportunities

Tess Davis (JD '09) is the Executive Director of the Antiquities Coalition. She is also affiliated with the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research at the University of Glasgow. Previously, she served as Executive Director of the Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation, and as Assistant Director at Heritage Watch in Cambodia. She has written and spoken widely on cultural heritage law issues. 

Lunch will be served. RSVP required. Co-sponsored by the International Law Society. 


Thursday, October 10, 2:00 p.m., Georgia Museum of Art

Panel Discussion: Perspectives on Syria

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Before the War: Photographs of Syria by Peter Aaron,” this panel of scholars and experts will examine a range of issues related to the destruction of cultural heritage sites in the ongoing Syrian Civil War. Panelists include: Tess Davis (JD '09), lawyer, archaeologist and executive director of the Antiquities Coalition; John Stephenson, associate professor of art history at Appalachian State University; and Alan Godlas, associate professor and graduate coordinator in the department of religion and co-director of the Arabic major at UGA. The panel will be moderated by James Reap (JD '76), professor and graduate coordinator of the master of historic preservation program, UGA.

Center co-sponsors.


Thursday, October 10, 4:00 p.m., Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Room 214

Gary Murphy, "The Two Irelands, Britain and Brexit"

Gary Murphy is a Professor of Law and Government at Dublin City University. He is a former editor of Irish Political Studies and served president of the Political Studies Association of Ireland. He has published extensively on the politics of modern Ireland.

This event is presented by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts. The Dean Rusk International Law Center co-sponsors.


Thursday, October 10 - Saturday, October 12, New York City

International Law Weekend

“The Resilience of International Law” is the theme of the annual conference of the American Branch of International Law Association and the International Law Students Association.

Co-sponsored by the Dean Rusk International Law Center.


Tuesday, October 22, 12 noon, Room C-256 Hirsch Hall

International Opportunities Information Session

Kathleen A. Doty is the Director of the Dean Rusk International Law Center. She will discuss the Center's Global Externship Overseas and Global Governance Summer School.

Lunch will be served. 


Monday, October 28, Dean Rusk Hall

The Future of Space Governance

This day-long conference will bring together academics and practioners for a dialgoue on space law. It is the annual conference of the Dean Rusk International Law Center & the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law.


Wednesday, October 30, 12 noon, Room C-256 Hirsch Hall

International Law in the NGO Field: Perspectives from UGA Law's LL.M. Students

The International Law Society will host a panel featuring four of the School of Law's LL.M. students with significant experience founding, working for, or supporting nongovernmental organizations. ILS members, students, and faculty are invited to come hear Cindy Hawkins (Colombia), Florence Nalukwago (Uganda), Maisha Tahsin (Bangladesh), and Rayan Yassin (Sudan) share their perspectives on the role of law and lawyers in the NGO field. 

Lunch will be served. Center co-sponsors. Please RSVP to Paige Finley at pfinley@uga.edu


Thursday, November 7 - Saturday, November 9, Brooklyn, New York

American Society of International Law Midyear Meeting

The American Society of International Law hosts a Midyear Meeting annually. It features a research forum for international law scholarship and programming for practitioners.

The Dean Rusk International Law Center is an academic partner of this century-old Washington, D.C.-based organization.


Tuesday, November 12, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Sanders Board Room, Dean Rusk Hall

A Conversation on Food Security and International Development Law Careers with Ertharin Cousin

Ertharin Cousin (J.D. ’82) is the Visiting Scholar at the Center on Food Security and the Environment at Stanford University. Previously, Cousin served as the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme from 2012 to 2017, handling both immediate food needs and long-term food insecurity challenges. Cousin has been featured on the Forbes list of “100 Most Powerful Women” as well as TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.”

Light refreshments will be served. RSVP required.  

Co-sponsored by the International Law Society.