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Program for International Legal Studies announces Winter/Spring 2011 Speaker Series

December 14, 2010

DETROIT (Dec. 14, 2010) — The Program for International Legal Studies at Wayne State University Law School is pleased to announce its Winter/Spring 2011 Speaker Series. 

“Wayne Law is excited to continue our international law Speaker Series with four unique lectures,” said Gregory Fox, Wayne Law professor and director of the Program for International Legal Studies. “Each of these notable speakers brings an important perspective to timely issues in international law.”

The Winter/Spring 2011 Speaker Series features the following events:

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011
"The independence of Kosovo and self-determination in international law"

Brad Roth, associate professor at Wayne Law and in WSU’s Department of Political Science

Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011 
"U.S. ratification of the women's rights treaty: fabulous, horrendous or meaningless?"

Julia Ernst, visiting associate professor at Georgetown University Law Center

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
"Rules of engagement in counterinsurgency campaigns"

John Hutson, dean and president of the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
"Protecting whales under international law: Australia's case against Japan before the World Court"

Natalie Klein, associate professor at Macquarie Law School in Sydney

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 $4.75 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 law.wayne.edu/international-studies or send an e-mail to international.law@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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