International Law Week #1

And so it begins. Today marks the beginning of International Law Week at W&L Law. And what better time than now? Today at Noon, our Transnational Law Institute will host Lt. Col. Chris Jenks, Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army.  Lt. Col. Jenks will deliver a lecture titled, “Military Commissions and Indefinite Detention under the Laws of War.” Click here to read more about this event. This is one of many lectures the Transnational Law Institute facilitates each year. For a complete listing of Transnational Law Institute news and events, click here.

As previously mentioned, over the course of this week, we will highlight the many ways a student can pursue an interest in international law at our law school.  We will speak with professors, current students an an alumna to give you a sense of the broady array of curricular and extracurricular offerings in this area. What we hope you will take away from these materials is not only that W&L Law is a great place for students interested in international law (which it is), but also that it is a great place for students period (which it also is).

Today, we begin with a conversation with Professor Mark Drumbl. In addition to teaching, Professor Drumbl also serves as Director of the University’s Transnational Law Institute. His research and teaching interests include public international law, global environmental governance, international criminal law, postconflict justice, transnational legal process, and contracts. His current scholarly project examines the challenges in reintegrating child soldiers who have been implicated in acts of mass atrocity. Click here to read Professor Drumbl’s faculty profile.

Tomorrow, we will talk with Professor Speedy Rice about the transnational offerings available to our third year students. These courses allow participating students to work on live legal issues in places like Liberia, Cambodia, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the European Court of Human Rights.

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