The Academy and International Law: A Catalyst for Change and Innovation
Friday, September 24th - Saturday, September 25th, 2021
Sponsored by the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law
In-Person Only Event
In-Person CLE Available. Virtual CLE unavailable.
Free to attend.
$100 for CLE’s (alumni) or $200 for CLE’s (non-alumni). Checks only made payable to CWRU School of Law.
Webcast Archive Content
Perhaps more than in any other legal field, academic institutions and organizations run by academics have had a profound influence on the development of International Law. In this two-day in-person conference, two-dozen expert panelists from international organizations, NGOs, and academic institutions will explore how academia has influenced war crimes prosecutions, peace negotiations, and the pursuit of human rights since the Second World War.
This Conference celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Endowment of CWRU School of Law’s Frederick K. Cox International Law Center and the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the Public International Law & Policy Group. This Conference is co-sponsored by the American Branch of the International Law Association and is designated as a Midwest Regional International Law Weekend Conference.
Note: Unless otherwise noted, all sessions will be held in the Tinkham Veale University Center—Ballrooms A, B and C.
Friday, September 24
|12:45 - 2:30 p.m.||
A Panel Discussion featuring Judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi, President of the Assembly of State Parties of the International Criminal Court, along with Prof. Michael Scharf and Prof. Jessica Wolfendale, with Prof. Shannon E. French moderating.
Watch the live webcast here.
|4 - 5 p.m. (Held in the Gund Hall Moot Courtroom)||Making an Impact: Alumni Panel of Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law Editors”
Saturday, September 25
(Watch the live webcast here.)
|8:30 - 8:45 a.m.||Welcome|
|8:45 - 10 a.m.||
Panel 1: The Academy and Grotian Moments
|10:30 a.m. - noon||
Panel 2: 75th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Judgment: The Academy and War Crimes Prosecutions
|12:15 - 1 p.m.||Lunch and Keynote Speech featuring Mark Ellis, Executive Director of the International Bar Association|
|1:30 - 3 p.m.||
Panel 3: The Academy and the War on Terrorism: A 20 Year Retrospective
|3:30 - 5 p.m.||
Panel 4: The Academy and the Pursuit of Peace and Human Rights
|5 p.m.||Closing remarks: Associate Dean Avidan Cover|
Please review these reading materials prior to the conference.
Recommended hotels with walking distance:
Glidden House Inn
1901 Ford Drive, Cleveland, OH 44106, (216) 231-8900
Courtyard Cleveland University Circle
2021 Cornell Road, Cleveland, OH 44106, (216) 791-5678
Tudor Arms Doubletree Hilton
10660 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106, (216) 455-1260
Tinkham Veale University Center—Ballrooms A, B and C
George Gund Hall—Moot Courtroom
Increasing COVID-19 cases within Northeast Ohio have prompted Case Western Reserve to resume its requirement that masks be worn indoors until further notice. In addition, only those who are fully vaccinated (two weeks past their final dose) should attend any campus event. Leaders continue to monitor pandemic developments and may need to adjust health protocols further as circumstances warrant. In-person is subject to change based on COVID-19 guidelines.