Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Teaching International Law Beyond the Classroom: Engaging Students in Experiential Learning, in Web 2.0, and in Historical and Empirical Research

The Teaching International Law Interest Group (TILIG) of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) will host a conference on "Teaching International Law Beyond the Classroom:  Engaging Students in Experiential Learning, in Web 2.0, and in Historical and Empirical Research" on Friday, May 6, 2011.  The one-day conference will be held at Pace University School of Law in New York.

The purpose of the conference is to raise awareness regarding different modalities of teaching and researching in the area of international law--to expand beyond the traditional classroom and the standard law review article. Law schools around the country have initiated international law and human rights clinics, international law faculty have increasingly used blogs (such as this one!) and the Internet to carry out their scholarly work, and the legal academy has begun to recognize the contribution that historical and empirical research can make. The workshop explores each of these modalities and attempts to help the participants expand their teaching and research accordingly.  It also focuses on how we can use students to assist in this work for the benefit of both teachers and students.

The conference is being co-sponsored by the American Branch of the International Law Association.

To view the full agenda and to register, click here.

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