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Temple Law professor to present "The Libya Intervention and Executive War Powers"

October 07, 2011

DETROIT (Oct. 7) — Wayne State University Law School’s Program for International Legal Studies is pleased to host a lecture by Peter Spiro, Charles R. Weiner Professor of Law, Temple Law School, titled “The Libya Intervention and Executive War Powers.” The lecture will take place from 12:15-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Law School’s Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium.

“President Obama approved U.S. participation in the Libya conflict without clear congressional authorization,” said Wayne Law Professor Gregory Fox, director of the Program for International Legal Studies. “Many have argued that the president thereby violated the War Powers Resolution and a constitutional requirement for congressional approval. We’re thrilled to have Peter Spiro, a leading scholar of foreign relations law, to provide  insight on this critical question.”

Spiro joined the Temple Law School faculty in 2006 as the inaugural holder of Charles R. Weiner Professorship in international law. Spiro previously was the Rusk Professor of Law at the University of Georgia Law School, where he also served as associate dean for faculty development. A former law clerk to Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court, Spiro specializes in international law, the constitutional aspects of U.S. foreign relations, and immigration and nationality law. Spiro is the author of “Beyond Citizenship: American Identity After Globalization” (Oxford University Press, 2008).

The event is free and open to the public, and lunch will be provided. Parking is available for $5 in Structure #1 across from the Law School on West Palmer Street in Detroit. For directions to the Law School and a campus map, visit www.campusmap.wayne.edu/location/LAW.

For more information about the event or the Program for International Legal Studies, visit www.law.wayne.edu/international-studies or contact Fox at gfox@wayne.edu.

Additional upcoming international law events:

Monday, Oct. 17
"The Consequences of the Eurozone Crisis"
Henry Farrell, associate professor of political science and international affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

Wednesday, Nov. 2
"Anti-Suit Injunctions against Foreign Judgments"
Peter Rutledge, professor of law, University of Georgia Law School

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.

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