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Program for International Legal Studies announces Winter 2012 Speaker Series

January 26, 2012

DETROIT (Jan. 26, 2012) — The Program for International Legal Studies at Wayne State University Law School is pleased to announce its Winter 2012 Speaker Series.

The Winter 2012 Speaker Series features the following events:

Thursday, Feb. 2, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium
“Finding Authority to Kill:  Targeting Terrorism Suspects Under International Law”
Monica Hakimi, assistant professor of law, University of Michigan Law School

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium
“The Regulatory Turn in International Law”
Jacob Katz Cogan, professor of law, University of Cincinnati College of Law

Tuesday, March 27, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights Lecture Hall
“Reform of International Financial Institutions”
Daniel Bradlow, professor of law, American University Washington College of Law and SARCHI Professor of International Development Law and African Economic Relations, University of Pretoria, South Africa

“Each of these speakers is a leading authority on an issue that has been highly controversial among international lawyers and in the media,” said Gregory Fox, Wayne Law professor and director of the Program for International Legal Studies. “We are very lucky to have such well-regarded scholars address such important public policy questions.”

The events are free and open to the public, and lunch will be served. Parking is available for $5 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 email 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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