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Program for International Legal Studies Announces Winter 2010 Speaker Series

January 12, 2010

DETROIT (Jan. 12, 2010) - The Program for International Legal Studies at Wayne State University Law School is pleased to announce its Speaker Series for the Winter 2010 semester. 

“This is a remarkable group of internationally-known experts and Wayne Law is proud to host such a prestigious series,” said Gregory Fox, Wayne Law professor and director of the Program for International Legal Studies. “Each of these talks is on an issue very much in the news, so the talks should be an exciting mix of scholarly insight and commentary on fast-moving current events.”

Program for International Legal Studies- Wayne State University Law School
Speaker Series for Winter 2010

“German Responses to Genocide Since 1945”

Jan. 13, 2010 at 12:30 p.m.
Room 2339, Faculty Administration Building, Wayne State University
Andrew Port, Associate Professor from the Wayne State University History Department

"The Special Tribunal for Cambodia and the Future of International Criminal Law"
Jan. 27, 2010 at 12:15 p.m
Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, Wayne State University Law School
Peter Hammer, Wayne State University Law School  and John Ciorciari, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan 

Lunch will be served.

"U.S. Ratification of the Women's Rights Treaty: Fabulous, Horrendous, or Meaningless?"
Feb. 11, 2010 at 12:15 p.m.
Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, Wayne State University Law School
Julia L. Ernst, Georgetown University Law Center 
Lunch will be served.

"International Promotion of Democratic Government: The Strange Case of the 2009 Honduran Coup” 
Feb. 24, 2010 at 12:15 p.m.
Room 2103
, Wayne State University Law School
Brad Roth, Wayne State University Law School and  Sharon Lean, Wayne State University Department of Political Science 
Lunch will be served.

"Guantanamo: Learning from the Past to Confront the Future"
March 9, 2010 at 12:15 p.m.
Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, Wayne State University Law School
Jonathan Hafetz, National Security Project, American Civil Liberties Union National Headquarters, New York
Lunch will be served.

"The Prospects for a New International Agreement on Climate Change" 
April 7, 2010 at 12:15 p.m.
Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium, Wayne State University Law School
Dan Bodansky, Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law at the University of Georgia Law School
Lunch will be served.

For more information regarding these events, please contact Holly Hughes at (313) 577-3620 or at hhughes@wayne.edu. For directions to the Law School or to view a campus map, please visit http://www.campusmap.wayne.edu/location/LAW. Parking is available in Structure #1 for $4.25 across from the Law School on West Palmer Street. 

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here to visit the Program for International Legal Studies online.   

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For more information regarding these events, please contact Holly Hughes at (313) 577-3620 or at hhughes@wayne.edu. For directions to the Law School or to view a campus map, please visit http://www.campusmap.wayne.edu/location/LAW. Parking is available in Structure #1 for $4.25 across from the Law School on West Palmer Street. 

For more information on Wayne Law’s Program on International Legal Studies, visit its website at http://law.wayne.edu/international-studies/index.php. Visit http://law.wayne.edu for information on Wayne Law.

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 a 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.

About Wayne Law
Wayne State University Law School has educated and served the Detroit metropolitan area since its inception as Detroit City Law School in 1927. Located at 471 West Palmer Street in Detroit’s re-energized historic cultural center, the Law School remains committed to student success and features modern lecture and court facilities, multi-media classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, and the Arthur Neef Law Library, which houses one of the nation's 30 largest legal collections. Taught by an internationally recognized and expert faculty, Wayne Law students experience a high-quality legal education via a growing array of hands-on curricular offerings, client clinics, and access to well over 100 internships with local and non-profit entities each year. Its 11,000 living alumni, who work in every state of the nation and more than a dozen foreign countries, are experts in their disciplines and include leading members of the local, national and international legal communities. For more information, visit www.law.wayne.edu

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