Monday, April 4, 2011

Teaching International Law Conference in New York on May 6

The Teaching International Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law is hosting a conference on "Teaching International Law Beyond the Classroom."  The one-day conference will be held at Pace University School of Law in White Plains, N.Y., on Friday, May 6, 2011.  The conference is being co-sponsored by the American Branch of the International Law Association.

The focus of the conference is on getting both students and faculty involved in empirical research, historical research, Web 2.0, and experiential learning.  Beth Simmons of Harvard is one of the country’s leading empiricists in the field of international law; she will be speaking along with Jordan Paust, Houston; Sital Kalantry, Cornell; Julian Ku, Hofstra; Peggy McGuinness, St. John's; Tom Lee, Fordham; among other distinguished speakers.  Anthony VanDuzer, from Ottawa University Faculty of Law, will be discussing his course on NAFTA, which he co-taught with a U.S. law professor and a Mexican law professor, using Skype to bring professors and students together from the three countries simultaneously.  Robert Van Lierop, former UN ambassador and currently with the UN in Darfur, will be discussing the externship program he supervises with law students assisting island countries at the United Nations.

Discounted rates are available under April 6. For more information and to register, click here.

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