International Law Colloquium Series

International Law Colloquium Series

For more than a decade, the International Law Colloquium Series has brought leading scholars to the School of Law, where they have presented works in progress and invited discussion and comments from students as well as faculty discussants. Past presenters have come from throughout the United States and as far as Galway, Geneva, London, Montreal, Rome and Toronto to explore an array of legal topics: foreign direct investment, refugees, international arbitration, discrimination, climate change, crimes against humanity, international tribunals, state sovereignty, human rights, treaty interpretation, democracy-building, counterterrorism and the laws of war, and global governance.
Led by Harlan G. Cohen, the Gabriel M. Wilner/UGA Foundation Professor in International Law, and supported by the Dean Rusk International Law Center, the Spring 2017 International Law Colloquium is a three-credit course consisting of presentations of substantial works-in-progress on a variety of international law topics by prominent scholars from other law schools. As has been the case since the series began in 2006, students will read and write reaction papers on the scholars’ manuscripts, and then discuss the papers with the authors in class. Other School of Law and university faculty often join in these dialogues.

Presenting at the Spring 2017 Colloquium are:

January 20: Duncan B. Hollis, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and James E. Beasley Professor of Law at Philadelphia's Temple University Beasley School of Law, Constructing Norms for Global Cybersecurity.



January 27: Benedict Kingsbury, Murry & Ida Becker Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for International Law and Justice at New York University School of Law, Contested Megaregulation: Global Economic Ordering After TPP.



February 3: Jonathan Todres, Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of Law, Human Rights Education: Traversing Legal and Geographical Boundaries.



February 10: Neha Jain, Associate Professor of Law and McKnight Land-Grant Professor, University of Minnesota Law School, Radical Dissents at International Criminal Courts.



February 24: Sergio Puig, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the International Economic Law and Policy Program at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Blinding International Justice.




March 15: Professor Javier Dondé Matute (LLM 1998) of the National Institute of Criminal Sciences, Mexico City, Mexico, a Spring 2017 Georgia Law Visiting Scholar, Criminal Responsibility as a Founding Principle of International Criminal Law.



March 24: Melissa J. Durkee, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Washington School of Law, The Global Norms Market.




March 31: Professor E. Tendayi Achiume, Assistant Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law, International Law and Xenophobic Anxiety.


This program made possible through the Kirbo Trust Endowed Faculty Enhancement Fund and the Talmadge Law Faculty Fund.