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Program for International Legal Studies announces Fall 2010 Speaker Series

August 26, 2010

DETROIT (Aug. 26, 2010) — Representatives of the Program for International Legal Studies at Wayne State University Law School are pleased to announce the Fall 2010 Speaker Series.

“Wayne Law is proud to host a series that features such a remarkable group of internationally known experts,” said Gregory Fox, Wayne Law professor and director of the Program for International Legal Studies. “Each of the talks will be on an issue very much in the news, and the speakers will offer an exciting mix of scholarly insight and provocative commentary.”

The Fall 2010 Speaker Series features the following events:

Thursday, Sept. 9
"Prosecuting international crimes: The cases of Abu Ghraib and Chuckie Taylor”
Christopher Graveline, assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Michigan

Wednesday, Sept. 22
"In search of a just settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict: The relevance of international law"
Tom Farer, former dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and former president of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States

Wednesday, Oct. 6
"Miranda rights for terrorism suspects?"
Mark Denbeaux, professor and director of the Center for Policy and Research at Seton Hall Law School

Wednesday, Oct. 13
“The new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia”
Jeffrey Pryce, an attorney with Steptoe and Johnson LLP in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, Nov. 3
"The new crime of aggression before the International Criminal Court"
Sean D. Murphy, Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School

These events will take place in the Law School’s Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at 12:15-1:30 p.m. on the dates noted above. They are free and open to the public and lunch will be served. Parking is available for $4.25 in WSU Structure #1 across from the Law School on West Palmer Street in Detroit. For directions to the Law School or to view a campus map, visit campusmap.wayne.edu/location/LAW.

For more information about the Speaker Series or the Program for International Legal Studies, visit Wayne Law online at law.wayne.edu/international-studies or contact Fox at gfox@wayne.edu.

Program for International Legal Studies
Wayne Law created the Program for International Legal Studies in recognition of the breadth of the faculty’s international engagements and expertise and the fact that nearly all aspects of law now have an international component. From regulation of cross-border financial transactions to controlling pollution that recognizes no boundaries to human rights treaties that regulate how governments treat their citizens, law is now an interconnected global phenomenon.

The program coordinates all activities at Wayne Law related to international law. These activities include hosting the Speaker Series, sponsoring conferences and symposia featuring leading international scholars and practitioners, promoting research on international and comparative law topics, and providing important resources for Wayne Law students, alumni and friends interested in international law.

The program capitalizes on the Law School’s world-renowned faculty members, who teach and write on a wide variety of international legal issues.

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