Friday, January 14, 2011
At the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) last week in San Francisco, the Section on International Law hosted a day-long program entitled, "International Law 2010 Year in Review." The program was modeled on the American Bar Association's publication by the same name, which is forthcoming in the spring 2011 edition of the International Lawyer, published by SMU Dedman School of Law. Pictured to the left is one panel on "People and Places" in international law. Professor WIlliam Mock of John Marshall Law School was the moderator. Professor Stephanie Farrier of Vermont Law School updated the audience on international legal developments with respect to sexual orientation and gender identity. Lauren Redman of the University of Lucerne Faculty of Law in Switzerland provided an update on developments in Africa. Professor Shalanda Baker, a Hasties Fellow at Wisconsin Law School, discussed the implications of Faculty Senate of Florida International University v. Winn, 616 F.3d 1206 (11th Cir. 2010), which upheld Florida's restrictions on faculty travel to Cuba. Finally, Professor David Austin of California Western School of Law provided an immigration law update. There were several other substantive panels, including one on recent activity at the International Court of Justice; one on international criminal law; one on developments in the areas of international environmental law and international trade; and finally one on human rights issues. In addition, there was a very moving Memorial Tribute to remember international law professors who died during 2010.(Professor Mark Wojcik of John Marshall Law School and Professor Nadia Nedzel of Southern University Law Center are pictured here reading the tributes to our colleagues.) Kudos to Mark Wojcik for organizing such an informative and successful program!