ASIL Teaching International Law Interest Group: May 6 Conference at Pace Law School

by Peggy McGuinness

I am happy to pass along the following announcement for the forthcoming conference at Pace Law School on the use of empirical methods in teaching and writing about international law. Early registration closes this Wednesday, April 6. Here is the message from interest group co-chairs Cindy Galway Buys and Tom McDonnell:

The Teaching International Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law is again holding a conference on International Law Teaching, this year at Pace University School of Law in White Plains, N.Y., on Friday, May 6. The conference is being co-sponsored by the American Branch of the International Law Association.

The theme is a little different from our Fall 2009 conference at Hofstra. We are focusing 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.

For more information and to register, visit this link.

We think it will be a stimulating conference; we hope you can join us.

Best regards,

Cindy Galway Buys and Tom McDonnell

Co-Chairs, Teaching International Law Interest Group,
American Society of International Law

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