Friday, January 13, 2023

Scribes' National Conference for Law Review Editors

Scribes--The American Society of Legal Writers--will host a national conference to train law students who have been selected to serve as law review or journal editors. The online conference will take place on March 26, 2023.

This conference will help guide new law review and journal editors as they plan their upcoming year. The conference will begin with a plenary session titled "Top Tips from Top Authors." Confirmed panelists include Professors Richard Delgado (Seattle), Martha Minow (Harvard), Devon Carbado (UCLA), and Nancy Levit (UMKC), all of whom are first-rate legal scholars with expertise in legal scholarship. The plenary will be followed by three concurrent sessions featuring law professors, outgoing and recent editors, and other experts.

The registration fee includes 12 months of access to the complete set of 2022-2023 Scribes Second Sunday webinar series recordings, which includes topics like effective board transitions, understanding plagiarism, working with law librarians, understanding your journal's history and legacy, the business of law reviews, and more.

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Click here to visit the registration page for the Scribes' National Conference for Law Review Editors.  

Hat tip to Darby Dickerson.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Comparative Law "Dance Card" for the 2023 AALS Annual Meeting

We're pleased to share a 4-page, printable "Dance Card" for the Comparative Law Sessions at the upcoming Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools.

Click here to download the Dance Card. Download AALS AM2023 Comparative Law

See you in San Diego!

Mark E. Wojcik (mew)

December 27, 2022 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, December 22, 2022

International Law Programs at at the AALS Annual Meeting in January 2023

For those of you attending the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), the International Law Section is sponsoring and co-sponsoring several events that may be of interest.  We hope to see you there!

AALS Discussion Group: Russia and Ukraine in the New Global Order

Thursday, January 5, 2023, 8:00 am - 9:40 am

Join professors in international law for a discussion of a variety of legal developments with respect to the situation in Ukraine and its aftermath.

 

International Law – Award Ceremony

Thursday, January 5, 2023, 12 – 1pm

 

Conflict in Ukraine: Can Prosecuting Atrocity Crimes Make a Difference?

Friday, January 6, 2023, 10:00 – 11:40 am 

Cosponsors: Section on Comparative Law, Section on International Human Rights, Section on Global Engagement

This program will focus on the atrocities committed during the conflict in Ukraine, from 2013 to the present time, as well as state responses to those actions. We will explore the actions of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and other justice mechanisms, including national systems, and the steps needed to investigate and prosecute atrocity crimes, as well as the political and diplomatic challenges to those prosecutions. We will also explore the reluctance of the United States to embrace the ICC as a global institution and the implications of that hesitancy for the legal academy and the Court. Finally, the panel will ask whether and how prosecuting atrocity crimes can make a difference either in Ukraine or elsewhere.

 

How Can Students and Faculty Make a Difference via Teaching and Clinical Work in Times of Crisis?

Friday, January 6, 2023, 3:00 – 4:40 pm

Co-Sponsored by Comparative Law, Global Engagement, and International Human Rights 

When international crises occur, law school community members are impacted emotionally and often want to use their training and skills to respond in positive and constructive ways. Some topics and crises may overwhelm or trigger students. Some crises may require an immediate response; others require longer-term attention. This program is designed to explore these issues and suggest beneficial ways law school communities can assist persons most affected by these crises. The discussion leaders will begin the conversation and will invite audience participation to share innovative ideas and best practices for how law school communities can constructively respond to international crises.

 

Global War and Conflict in Ukraine and Beyond: An Effective and Balanced Response?

Saturday, January 7,  8:30 am – 10:10 am

Co-Sponsored by Comparative Law, Global Engagement, International Human Rights, and Litigation

The conflict in Ukraine, almost more than any other, has brought a host of international institutions and mechanisms to the fore and sparked litigation all over the globe. The United Nations Security Council, General Assembly, International Court of Justice, Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Human Rights Council, European Court of Human Rights, World Trade Organization, and International Criminal Court are among the institutions that have acted or been engaged in addition to national courts.  Have national and international institutions been effective?  And why has the response in Ukraine seemingly been so different than the response in Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Israel/Palestine and a host of other “hot spots” around the world? This panel will take a look back at the events of 2022 and take stock of how well our international institutions have handled (or weathered) the events that unfolded.

 

International Law’s Co-sponsorships:

Friday, January 6, 1:00 pm – 2:40 pm

International Human Rights

 

Saturday Jan 7,  1:00 pm -2:40 pm

Global Engagement

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Saturday, December 17, 2022

ICJ: Thirty Nations Intervene in Ukraine's Genocide Case Against Russia

The Principality of Liechtenstein, invoking Article 63 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice, is the latest country to file a declaration of intervention in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation).

Pursuant to Article 63 of the ICJ Statute, whenever the construction of a convention to which States other than those concerned in the case are parties is in question, each of these States has the right to intervene in the proceedings. In this case, the construction given by the judgment of the ICJ will be equally binding upon them.

To avail itself of the right of intervention conferred by Article 63 of the Statute, Liechtenstein relies on its status as a party to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Liechtenstein states in its declaration that it “considers that the proper interpretation of the provisions of the Genocide Convention is necessary in order to ensure strict compliance with the Convention, which is an imperative for protecting human rights law, ensuring the respect for international law and upholding the rule of law at the international level, both core tasks of the United Nations and foreign policy priorities for the Government of Liechtenstein.”

If we're counting correctly, this latest intervention brings to 30 the number of countries that have intervened in the Genocide case against Russia:

  1. Australia
  2. Austria
  3. Belgium
  4. Bulgaria
  5. Canada
  6. Croatia
  7. Cyprus
  8. Denmark
  9. Estonia
  10. Finland
  11. France
  12. Greece
  13. Ireland
  14. Italy
  15. Latvia
  16. Liechtenstein
  17. Lithuania
  18. Luxembourg
  19. Malta
  20. New Zealand
  21. Norway
  22. Poland
  23. Portugal
  24. Romania
  25. Slovakia
  26. Slovenia
  27. Spain
  28. Sweden
  29. United Kingdom
  30. United States of America

The history of the proceedings in Ukraine v. Russian Federation can be found in press releases Nos. 2022/4, 2022/6, 2022/7, 2022/11, 2022/25, 2022/26, 2022/27, 2022/28, 2022/29, 2022/31, 2022/33, 2022/34, 2022/35, 2022/36, 2022/37, 2022/38, 2022/39, 2022/41, 2022/42, 2022/43, 2022/45, 2022/46, 2022/48, 2022/50, 2022/51, 2022/52, 2022/54, 2022/60, 2022/64, 2022/66, 2022/67, 2022/69, 2022/70, 2022/71, 2022/72 and 2022/74, available on the ICJ’s website.

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Friday, December 16, 2022

AALS Global Engagement Award Winner Announced

David AustinThe Association of American Law Schools' Section on Global Engagement has announced that the 2023 Winner of its Outstanding Achievement Award is Professor David Austin of the California Western School of Law.

The Award will be presented to Professor Austin next month during the AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego.

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December 16, 2022 | Permalink | Comments (0)

AALS East Asian Law and Society Award Announced

The Association of American Law Schools Section on East Asian Law and Society has announced that the winner of the 2023 Jerome A. Cohen Award for Lifetime Achievement in East Asian Law and Society is John Haley of the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law.

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December 16, 2022 | Permalink | Comments (0)

AALS Comparative Law Section Tushnet Prize

Anna Conley MontanaThe Association of American Law Schools' Section on Comparative Law has announced that the winner of the 2023 Tushnet Prize is Professor Anna Conley of the University of Montana Alexander Blewett III School of Law. She was recognized for her article, "Comparing Essential Components of Transnational Jurisdiction: A Proposed Comparative Methodology," which was published in the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law. Professor Conley's article is an updated and condensed version of her dissertation for her Doctor of Laws in Comparative Law from the McGill University Faculty of Law.

Professor Conley is an Assistant Professor at the University of Montana, where her areas of expertise include civil litigation, comparative law, international law, and human rights. She has a J.D. from the George Washington Law School, and an LL.M. and Doctor of Civil Laws (D.C.L.) from the McGill University Faculty of Law. She has litigated many large-scale complex cases, participated in several rule of law initiatives, and published extensively in international and comparative law. She was an adjunct professor at the University of Montana Department of Political Science teaching Constitutional Law, International Law and Comparative Law from 2017 to 2021. She also was an adjunct professor at the Alexander Blewett III School of Law teaching Global Perspectives on Law and Public International Law from 2007 to 2016.

The Tushnet Prize recognizes scholarly excellence in any subject of comparative law by an untenured scholar at an AALS Member School. The Prize is given to the author or authors of a scholarly article judged to have made an important contribution in the field of comparative law. For the 2023 award, this article must have been published in an academic journal between July 2021 and November 2022.

The Prize was awarded for the first time at the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting. All untenured scholars—including but not limited to tenure-track professors, visiting assistant professors, lecturers, academic fellows, doctoral candidates—are eligible.

The Tushnet Prize is named for Mark Tushnet, a former president of the Association of American Law Schools and the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. A former law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall, Professor Tushnet is an authoritative voice in constitutional law and theory. His scholarship spans all areas of public law, including comparative constitutional law, a field in which he has co-authored a leading casebook. A respected teacher, a devoted mentor, and an influential scholar, he retired from the Harvard faculty in June 2020.

Professor Conley joins this list of previous winners of the Tushnet Prize:

  • Mark Jia (Harvard Law School) (2022)
  • Pamela Bookman (Fordham University School of Law) (2021)
  • Jorge Farinacci (Inter-American University of Puerto Rico School of Law) (2020)

The AALS Comparative Law Section Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. in the Marriott Grand Ballroom 12, Lobby Level, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

AALS International Human Rights Award

The Association of American Law Schools' Section on International Human Rights Law announced that the winner of its Nelson Mandela Award is Gay McDougall of the Fordham University School of Law.

Gay McDougall previously received a MacArthur Genius Award for her work in pursuit of global human rights. In 2015 the Government of South Africa bestowed on her their national medal of honor for non-citizens, the Order of O.R. Tambo Medal for her extraordinary contributions to ending apartheid.

She currently serves as a member of the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination. She was the first U.N. Independent Expert on Minority Issues and for 14 years she was executive director of Global Rights, which worked with human rights advocates in 10 countries around the world to develop their strategies for justice. Prior to that she played a special role in securing the release of thousands of political prisoners in South Africa and Namibia. She was then appointed to the electoral commission that in 1994 ran the first democratic elections in South Africa that ended apartheid and installed Nelson Mandela as president.

McDougall is a distinguished scholar in residence at Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, Fordham University School of Law. She earned a J.D. at Yale Law School, an LL.M. in public international law at the London School of Economics and Politics, and a B.A. in social science at Bennington College.  She has honorary Doctor of Law degrees from six universities including the University to Witwatersrand (South Africa).

The AALS Award will be presented to her next month at the AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego.

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Egyptian Expats Can Import Personal Cars Without Customs Duties

The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress informs us that Egyptian President Abu al-Fatah al-Sisi ratified Law No. 161 of 2022 regulating the import of personal vehicles by Egyptian expats. The new law, which the Law Library of Congress tells us is the first of its kind in Egypt and will remain in effect for only four months, will allow Egyptian expats to bring their personal vehicles back to Egypt upon their return from abroad without paying any customs duties and taxes.

The new law provides that Egyptian expats who wish to import their personal vehicles may, in lieu of paying tax and customs duties, deposit a cash amount in foreign currency (U.S. dollars or euros) in a certificate of deposit in an Egyptian bank for five years, after which the expats can recover their cash deposit in Egyptian domestic currency. This foreign currency cash deposit will be equivalent to the value of all taxes and fees that had to be paid to import a car into Egypt.

Click here to read more from the Law Library of Congress.

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December 8, 2022 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Nominations Sought for Tushnet Prize Best Article in Comparative Law

AALS Section on Comparative Law 

Mark Tushnet Prize in Comparative Law 

Call for Nominations

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Comparative Law seeks nominations of scholarly articles for the “Mark Tushnet Prize” to recognize scholarly excellence in any subject of comparative law by an untenured scholar at an AALS Member School.

The Prize will be given to the author(s) of a scholarly article judged to have made an important contribution in the field of comparative law. This article must have been published in an academic journal between July 2021 and November 2022.

The Prize was awarded for the first time at the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting. All untenured scholars—including but not limited to tenure-track professors, visiting assistant professors, lecturers, academic fellows, doctoral candidates—are eligible.

Nominations for the 2023 Tushnet Prize should be sent by email to Professor Mark E. Wojcik at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law [mwojcik@uic.edu] no later than November 30, 2022. Nominations should include the full name, institutional affiliation, and contact information for the nominated scholar, as well as a citation for the article. A PDF version of the published article would also be appreciated. Self-nominations are welcomed.

For all questions, please contact Professor Mark Wojcik, Chair of the AALS Section on Comparative Law.

About Mark Tushnet 

Mark Tushnet, a former president of the Association of American Law Schools, is the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. A former law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall, Tushnet is an authoritative voice in constitutional law and theory. His scholarship spans all areas of public law, including comparative constitutional law, a field in which he has co-authored a leading casebook. A respected teacher, a devoted mentor, and an influential scholar, he retired from the Harvard faculty in June 2020.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

The Effect of International Judges' Personal Characteristics on their Judging

The Leiden Journal of International Law has organized an open access symposium that makes a relevant and timely contribution to the studies of international judging. The symposium issue is edited by Gregor Maučec & Shai Dothan and examines – from legal, sociological and political science perspectives - the role and impact of international judges’ personal backgrounds on their decision-making and reasoning. Contents include:

Gregor Maučec & Shai Dothan, “The Effects of International Judges’ Personal Characteristics on Their Judging”

Lee Epstein & Jack Knight, “How Social Identity and Social Diversity Affect Judging”

Loveday Hodson, “Gender and the International Judge: Towards a Transformative Equality Approach”

Salvatore Caserta & Mikael Rask Madsen, “The situated and bounded rationality of international courts: A structuralist approach to international adjudicative practices”

Gregor Maučec & Shai Dothan, “Judicial Dissent at the International Criminal Court: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis”

Happy reading!

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Prominent Women in International Law Award 2023 Nomination Deadline Approaching

The Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG) of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) invites nominations for the Prominent Women in International Law Award 2023.  This year marks the 30th anniversary of the award! 

The Prominent Women in International Law Award honors those who have advanced women, gender, and women’s rights in international law.

The diverse accomplishments of previous awardees (list available here and here) demonstrate the multiple ways in which honorees achieve this recognition.  Past awardees include judges of the International Court of Justice and International Criminal Tribunals, founders of women’s rights NGOs, business leaders, government officials, and scholars.  Some of these women have broken glass ceilings in the field, others have worked tirelessly to promote women and women’s voices in international law, and still others have contributed substantively to advancing, researching, or advocating for women’s rights. 

Please submit nominations for a Prominent Woman in International Law who meets some or all of the following criteria:

  • Employs international law to advance women and women’s rights -- awardees need not be attorneys, though most are;
  • Breaks through glass ceilings for women in international law;
  • Promotes women and women’s voices in the field;
  • Contributes substantively to advancing, researching, advocating for, or promoting women’s rights and/or gender justice;
  • Is considered prominent in the field of international law – or has accomplishments that merit further recognition through this prestigious award.

Letters of nomination should be addressed to WILIG’s Prominent Woman in International Law (PWIL) Committee, and should be submitted by October 15, 2022 to Professor Cindy Buys at cbuys@siu.edu. Please submit nomination information in one PDF document titled with the nominee’s name and “PWIL Award.” Letters or supporting materials should not exceed 5 pages total per nominee.

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September 27, 2022 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, September 9, 2022

Nuremberg Forum 2022 “The International Criminal Court 2002–2022: A Court in Practice”

The International Nuremberg Principles Academy is organizing its annual high-level international conference Nuremberg Forum from 13 to 15 October 2022. The Nuremberg Forum 2022 will be held as a hybrid event. The speakers and a limited number of participants will gather at Courtroom 600 of the Nuremberg Palace of Justice. An interactive online platform will allow broad attendance including interactive engagement and discussion. Prior registration is required.

The conference will examine the achievements of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in its first two decades. High-level experts will analyze its work and will reflect on its set-up and achievements in light of the Nuremberg Principles and the Nuremberg legacy. Six panels which will identify the ICC’s strengths and weaknesses in its fight against impunity:

  • Panel I: The ICC’s Major Achievements 
  • Panel II: Goal Setting: How Deterrent is the ICC in Reality?
  • Panel III: Complementarity: Universal Aspirations Versus Tangible Results 
  • Panel IV: Justice is Interconnected and Does not End with a Sentencing: Reflecting on the Experiences of Victims, Witnesses and the Accused Before the ICC
  • Panel V: Whose Outreach and to Whom?

The leading questions at the heart of this conference are: “What have been the achievements of the ICC, especially in terms of its own goal setting and wider universal aspirations and what challenges does it still face?” and “How did the ICC strengthen, over the years, its contribution to the international legal order, and how can its contributions be improved?”

The Nuremberg Forum will bring together leading and distinguished practitioners, academics and other scholars from across the international criminal justice field and related domains. The keynote addresses will be delivered by H. E. Christian Wenaweser (Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of the Principality of Liechtenstein to the United Nations), Luis Moreno-Ocampo (former Prosecutor of the ICC), Fatou Bensouda (High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, The Gambia and former Prosecutor of the ICC) and Brigid Inder OBE (Former Executive Director of Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice).

The program and registration is available here.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Michigan State is Hiring

Michigan State Law invites applications from entry-level and lateral candidates a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in health care law and policy with an emphasis on inequities in public and private health care systems. They seek applicants with a commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarly achievement. 

Please email application materials or nominations to Professor Tiffani Darden, Co-Chair of Faculty Appointments Committee, dardent@law.msu.edu. More information about the Law College can be found at www.law.msu.edu.

Hat tip to Catherine M. Grosso.

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Monday, September 5, 2022

Germany Intervenes in Ukraine's Genocide Case Against the Russian Federation

The Federal Republic of Germany, invoking Article 63 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice, filed in the Registry of the Court a declaration of intervention in the case concerning Allegations of Genocide under the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Ukraine v. Russian Federation).

Germany joins several other countries that have also filed declarations of intervention, including Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

Pursuant to Article 63 of the ICJ Statute, whenever the construction of a convention to which
States other than those concerned in the case are parties is in question, each of these States has the
right to intervene in the proceedings. In this case, the construction given by the judgment of the Court
will be equally binding upon them.

To avail itself of the right of intervention conferred by Article 63 of the Statute, Germany relies on its status as a party to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (the “Genocide Convention”). In its declaration of intervention, Germany emphasizes that the case “raises important issues concerning the Genocide Convention”, adding that “[t]he Court has found that the provisions of the Convention impose erga omnes partes obligations on Contracting Parties . . . and that the prohibition against genocide is a jus cogens norm in international law”. Germany is of the view that, “given its own past, [it] has a specific interest in the Court exercising its jurisdiction in the case”.

In accordance with Article 83 of the Rules of Court, Ukraine and the Russian Federation have
been invited to furnish written observations on Germany’s declaration of intervention.
Germany’s declaration of intervention will be available on the Court’s website.

Adapted from an ICJ Press Release.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

UIC is Hiring Adjunct Faculty

The University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, Chicago’s only public law school, seeks candidates for adjunct faculty positions to teach classes in the Law School’s Juris Doctor and Master of Laws degree programs.

 

These are part-time positions with modest compensation. While adjunct faculty may not be eligible for many benefits, such as health care, they may still be eligible to participate in the State Universities Retirement System.

 

Typically, adjunct professors teach one course per academic year. Specific classes and programs for which the Law School anticipates hiring adjunct faculty in the near future are posted at https://go.uic.edu/lawadjuncts.

 

Adjuncts generally teach experiential classes (including Lawyering Skills and Trial Advocacy) or advanced doctrinal classes in specialized fields such as Intellectual Property and Health Law. Experiential classes are normally taught at the Law School in Chicago’s downtown Loop. Classes may be taught at the Law School or online, and in some instances, adjuncts also develop online classes for additional compensation. Adjuncts are required to participate in orientation and training sessions and to comply with academic and institutional policies. A learning management system is used in both live and online classes to post syllabi and other materials and communicate with students.

 

Candidates must have a Juris Doctor degree from an ABA-approved law school or its equivalent from a foreign country, at least five years of relevant law practice experience, a record of or potential for excellent teaching, and experience with or willingness to learn the Blackboard learning management system. In addition, admission to a state or foreign bar (or inactive/retired status) is expected for most adjunct faculty positions, and candidates must be in good standing with any bar to which they have been admitted.

 

For fullest consideration, applicants should submit by October 21, 2022, a resume or curriculum vitae, names of three references familiar with the applicant’s practice or teaching credentials, and a letter of intent identifying specific classes for which the applicant wishes to be considered via https://jobs.uic.edu. (The University's course catalog is at https://catalog.uic.edu? courses appear under the Law School’s subject codes, which can be found at https://go.uic.edu/lawadjuncts.)

 

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Monday, August 29, 2022

University of Illinois Chicago is Hiring

University of Illinois Chicago School of Law invites applications for:

  1. a tenured or tenure-track faculty and director of its Intellectual Property Center (more information about the IP Center can be found here: https://law.uic.edu/academics/centers/ip-privacy/ ); and
  2. two entry-level tenure-track candidates to teach Property, Torts, Legal Research and Writing, with secondary needs of Criminal Law, Professional Responsibility, and Business Associations.

Candidates must have a Juris Doctor from an ABA-approved law school or its equivalent from a foreign country; record of teaching excellence or demonstrated potential to become an excellent teacher and record of high-quality scholarship or demonstrated potential to produce high-quality scholarship; and demonstrated interested in serving the academy, the community, and legal profession at an urban, public, Research 1 university. Excellent writing and communication skills and demonstrated ability to mentor students is highly preferred. Salary, academic rank and tenure/tenure-track will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.For fullest consideration, applicants should submit a letter of intent, current curriculum vitae, and the name of three professional references by October 7, 2022.

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August 29, 2022 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Cybercrime Convention

The third negotiating session of the Ad Hoc Committee (AHC) to elaborate a UN Cybercrime Convention convenes at the United Nations in New York from August 29 to September 9, 2022. This session will focus on treaty chapters regarding international cooperation, technical assistance, prevention, mechanism of implementation, and final provisions. Ambassador (ret.) Deborah McCarthy will lead the U.S. delegation as the U.S. Lead Negotiator for the AHC.

A press release from the U.S. State Department says that "[t]he United States will continue to advocate for a fair, practical criminal justice instrument that respects human rights and provides a modern electronic evidence framework built on consensus and informed by experts."

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Sunday, August 28, 2022

2023 Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

The International Law Students' Association (ILSA) has announced the format of the Jessup 2023 White & Case International Rounds along with the Jessup 2023 Schedule. The Official Rules will be released 30 August, Team registration opens on 1 September, and the Jessup 2023 Problem is scheduled for release on 15 September. In the meantime, learn more about the problem topics here.

Hat tip to ILSA.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Case Western is Hiring

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for two tenured or tenure-track faculty positions, beginning July 2022, January 2023 or July 2023.

Candidates should have at least two years of teaching experience and a strong scholarly track record. Areas of interest for teaching and scholarship include environmental law, property, torts, tax, commercial law, family law, and wills/trusts. Appointment will be considered at the Assistant. Associate, or Full Professor level, based upon prior teaching experience and scholarship. At least one position will include administrative responsibilities in the new Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law.

Applicants should provide a CV, cover letter identifying their interest in the position as well as their future research agenda, and a statement explaining how their research, teaching, and/or service have contributed to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts have promoted structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate's continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future.  Ideally applicants should be experienced in working with diverse student populations, including international graduate legal studies students and non-JD masters in legal studies students.  Candidates must have a JD from an accredited law school.  

Hat tip to Bryan Adamson, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

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