Monday, October 27, 2008
Southern Illinois University School of Law hosted the annual Central States Law Schools Association Conference (CSLSA) this past weekend, October 24-25, 2008. Three international law scholars made very timely presentations at the conference. Professor Milena Sterio from Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall School of Law presented her work in progress analyzing the Kosovo Declaration of Independence under international law rules pertaining to statehood. Professor Allen Blair from Hamline University School of Law presented his work in progress on the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Medellin v. Texas and the challenges it presents for international adjudication in the future. Finally, Professor Gregory Gordon from the University of North Dakota School of Law presented his work in progress which proposes evaluative criteria the International Criminal Court could use to formulate an admissibility test for analyzing complementarity in cases where a state proposes to use domestic alternative justice mechanisms. Congratulations to all the scholars who presented at the CSLSA Conference.