International Law in a Time of Scarcity
- When: March 19, 2010, 8:15 am - 7:00 pm
- Where: William F. Starr Hall
For a quarter century, the Connecticut Journal of International (CJIL) has published a well-respected periodical and has hosted important international law symposia on campus and abroad in Hong Kong, Budapest, and Leiden. To celebrate our 25th anniversary, the Journal has organized a symposium entitled “International Law in a Time of Scarcity.” Two panels will be comprised of respected scholars addressing the ways in which the production and utilization of international law have changed in the present economic climate. Following a luncheon, a panel of CJIL alumni/ae will discuss their career choices and paths to success. Afterwards, the Law School will hold a light supper reception to honor CJIL alumni/ae, the academic panelists, and 25 years of Journal excellence. All are invited!
Breakfast and Registration: 8:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Jeremy Paul, Dean and Thomas F. Gallivan, Jr. Professor of Real Property Law
9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Panel I: The Impact of Scarcity on the Development of International Law
Moderator: Mark W. Janis, University of Connecticut School of Law, William F. Starr Professor of Law and Director, International Graduate Studies
Robert B. Ahdieh, Emory University School of Law, Professor of Law and Director, Center on Federalism and Intersystemic Governance
Alexander Greenawalt, Pace Law School, Associate Professor of Law
Steven A. Mirmina ’92, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Lead Counsel, Space Operations Mission Directorate, Office of the General Counsel
Sean D. Murphy, The George Washington University Law School, Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law
11:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Panel II: Scarcity and the Redistributive Possibilities of International Law
Moderator: Neysun A. Mahboubi, University of Connecticut School of Law, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Kristen E. Boon, Seton Hall Law School, Associate Professor of Law and Director, International Programs
Kerry Rittich, University of Toronto, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law and the Women's and Gender Studies Institute
David Hunter, The American University Washington College of Law, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Program on International and Comparative Environmental Law
Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Associate Professor of Law and Development, and Director, MIT Program on Human Rights and Justice
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Luncheon and Richard D. Tulisano '69 Lecture - "The Truth About Haiti"
Irwin P. Stotzky
Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law and
Director of the University of Miami Center for the Study of Human Rights
Professor Stotzky's detailed analysis of Haiti, Silencing the Guns in Haiti: The Promise of Deliberative Democracy, which has received national and international acclaim, was published by the University of Chicago Press in 1998. He currently is in the process of completing three books, one of which, titled America’s Unwanted Burden, analyzes thirty years of Haitian refugee litigation.
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Alumni/ae Panel: Legal Careers in a Time of Scarcity
Moderator: Katayoun C. Sadeghi '10, Editor-in-Chief, Connecticut Journal of International Law
Renée M. Dailey '99, Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Hartford
John P. Fitzpatrick '93, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna, SCA, Bucharest
Richard M. Graffam-Rodriguez '86, Partner, McConnell Valdés, LLC, San Juan
John W. Hamlin '88, Senior Employment Counsel, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., New York
Richard A. Wilde '93, Associate Director - News Practices, ABC News, New York
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Reception. Light supper and refreshments will be served in the Starr Reading Room.
Continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided to those who RSVP by March 12, 2010
by visiting: http://www.law.uconn.edu/form/cjil-symposium-rsvp
For more information, please contact the Connecticut Journal of International Law at (860)570-5297 or via e-mail. If you require reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact Jane Thierfeld Brown at (860)570-5130 at least two weeks in advance.
Funding for this event was provided by the Law School Annual Fund and the following endowments held at the Law School Foundation: The Martin-Flynn International Law Fund, and the Connecticut Journal of International Law Fund.