2021-2022 academic year

  • Wednesday, August 25

The Avengers of International Criminal Law

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

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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

ABILAlogo ABILA 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 box Careers 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.


  • Friday, January 21

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Kristen Eichensehr, University of Virginia School of Law
"National Security Creep in Corporate Transactions"
This event is part of the ongoing International Law Colloquium Series


  • Tuesday, January 25

Mullins headshotA Conversation with Margaret Mullins, National Security Advisor to U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock

Moderated by Professor Harlan G. Cohen

Mullins has served as an active duty intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, with various postings in Europe and a deployment to Afghanistan.


  • Friday, January 28

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Rebecca Hamilton, American University Washington College of Law 
"Platform-Enabled Crimes: Closing the Accountability Gap for Social Media Companies that Facilitate International Crimes"
This event is part of the ongoing International Law Colloquium Series



  • Tuesday, February 8

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International Opportunities Information Session

Join us to hear about summer opportunities in our Global Externships Overseas program.


  • Wednesday, February 9

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Join us for a celebration of the birthday of our namesake, Dean Rusk. This open house event will also be the debut of our new exhibit, featuring items and papers from Rusk's life, particularly his time as a professor at Georgia Law.


  • Friday, February 11

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Asli Ü. Bâli, UCLA Law
"From Revolution to Devolution? Dilemmas of Decentralization in the Middle East"
This event is part of the ongoing International Law Colloquium Series

  • Tuesday, February 15

ILS logoYoung Alumni Panel with the International Law Society

The Young Alumni Panel will help expose Georgia Law students  to possible careers in international law; it is an invaluable experience to help students understand how international law can and will factor into their career options. This event is open to current Georgia Law students; please RSVP in LawDawgDash.


  • Thursday, February 24

Evgeniia RomanychevaTruths & Myths about the Civil Law System: A Russian Perspective

Join us for a discussion on civil law systems and a Russian perspective on the same. This event features LL.M. student Evgeniia Romanycheva. No registration is required.

  • Friday, February 25

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Rebecca Crootof, University of Richmond School of Law
"War Torts"
This event is part of the ongoing International Law Colloquium Series


  • Wednesday, March 2

Rusk logo boxInternational Law and the Ukraine-Russia Conflict

Professors Amann, Cohen, and Durkee will discuss and answer questions about the international legal aspects of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

  • Friday, March 4

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Alonso Gurmendi Dunkelberg, Universidad del Pacífico, Perú
"Discontinuity and the Histories of Regulating War"
This event is part of the ongoing International Law Colloquium Series



  • Thursday, March 17

UGA arch logoUnderstanding Ukraine

Many of us have been watching the news and current events taking place in Ukraine. Several faculty, from departments across campus, will come together to discuss the most recent developments. This discussion will be moderated by Peter B. "Bo" Rutledge, Dean & Herman E. Talmadge Chair of Law. Please follow the above link for information on panelists, as well as a link to register for Zoom attendance.

  • Friday, March 18

Nouwen headshotSarah Nouwen, European University Institute, Italy, and University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
This event is part of the ongoing International Law Colloquium Series


  • Friday, March 25, 12:00 PM | Classroom F

Orkun AkseliProfessor Orkun Akseli presents "Arbitrating and Mediating Insolvency in Proceedings."

Professor Akseli is Professor in Commercial Law at University of Manchester School of Law, and is currently a Fulbright Scholar at Elon University.


  • Friday, April 1, 1:00-2:50 PM

Gardner headshotMaggie Gardner, Cornell Law School
"'Foreign-Cubed' Cases Before Early Admiralty Courts"
This event is part of the ongoing International Law Colloquium Series



  • Thursday, April 7, 3:00 PM

Can the Subaltern Theorize? Matri-Legal Feminism and Studying African Women in Law, presented by Dr. J. Jarpa Dawuni

This event is sponsored by the African Studies Institute, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and co-sponsored by: WIllson Center for Humanities and Arts, School of Public and International Affairs, Institute of African American Studies, Institute of Women's Studies, and the Dean Rusk International Law Center.

  • April 6-9 | Washington, DC


The 2022 ASIL Annual Meeting

This year's Annual Meeting focuses on how people, independently or collectively, interact with international law. Specifically, the 2022 Annual Meeting will examine how international law is experienced personally. The University of Georgia School of Law is an ASIL partner institution.

  •  Tuesday, April 12, 12:00-12:50 PM | Classroom CRusk logo box

International Law Curriculum Panel

Hear from Professors Amann, BurnettCohen, and Durkee on the international law courses they will be teaching in Fall 2022. No registration is required for this event.

  • Friday, April 15, 1:00-2:50 PM

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Julian Arato, Brooklyn Law School 
"Justification in International Economic Law"
This event is part of the ongoing International Law Colloquium Series


  • Thursday, April 21, 9:00-9:50 AM | Classroom J

Ní Chonchúir headshotWomen, Peace, and Security at the United Nations Security Council

Please join us as we welcome the newly appointed Consul General of Ireland in Atlanta, Caoimhe Ní Chonchúir. This event is co-sponsored by the International Law Society. No registration is required. This event is part of our ongoing Consular Series, which presents students, staff, and faculty with global perspectives on international trade, cooperation, development, and policy.