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
Free to attend.
$100 for CLE’s (alumni) or $200 for CLE’s (non-alumni).
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 Silva 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.|
|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
|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|
Tinkham Veale University Center—Ballrooms A, B and C
George Gund Hall—Moot Courtroom