University of Colorado School of Law
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The International Law Forum program is designed to supplement the
international law courses given at the University of Colorado
School of Law.
It is a program of informal but rigorous presentations on issues
relating to international law by professors, students, outside speakers
including officials, normally with one commentator pre-assigned. A good number
of the presentations have been published. The presentations that have been made
or scheduled (updated as soon as tentative schedules are set) are as follows:
18. Sovereign Inequalities and Hierarchy in
Anarchy: American Power and International Society, by Jack Donnelly, Andrew W. Mellon
Professor, University of Denver Graduate School of International Studies;
Distinguished Scholar and Author on Human Rights. Nov. 8, 2005. Co-sponsored by Doman Society of International Law and the Office of Career
17. Cyprus – a Graveyard for
UN Secretary-Generals, presentation by Dr.
Stefan Talmon, University Lecturer in Public
International Law, Oxford and Fellow, St Anne’s
tentatively scheduled for 12:00-1:00 pm, October 25, 2005. Co-sponsored by Doman Society of International Law and the Office of Career
16. Good Governance and International Aid, by Ved Nanda, Evans University
Professor, Marsh Professor of Law and Vice-Provost for Internationalization, University of Denver, tentatively scheduled for 12:00
pm, Tuesday, October 11, 2005.
Co-sponsored by Doman Society of International Law and the Office of
European Union and the International Criminal Court, paper presentation by
Alessandra Mignolli, Professor of EU Law and
International Law, University
of Rome, La Sapienza, formerly Counsel to the Pontifical Council of
Justice and Peace, the Holy See. Commentator: Professor Laura Spitz. Room
154, 12:00-12:50 pm, Tuesday, September 20, 2005. Co-sponsored
by Doman Society of International Law and the Office
of Career Development.
Security Council in Perspective: Current Issues, presentation by Mr. Rei Lacanilao, Minister,
Political Coordinator for the Security Council Team and Legal Adviser,
Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations, Tuesday, August 23,
12:00-12:50 pm, 2005. Room
102. Welcome remarks by Ambassador Robert
Dieter. Commentator: Professor Ahmed
White. Co-sponsored by
the Office of Career Development.
13. Roper v. Simmons: Juvenile Death Penalty
before the US Supreme Court, special presentation by Corina
Gerety, CU Law Graduate, Staff Attorney for the
Supreme Court Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge, Law Clerk Elect
(2005-06) to Justice Coats, Colorado Supreme Court, Wednesday, April 13, 2005
(to be published in the “Courts and Tribunals” section, 4 Chinese JIL, December
12. Litigating Roma Rights
before the European Court of Human Rights, Presentation by Gloria Jean Garland, J.D., 1982, CU Law
Legal Director, European
Advocate for Roma Rights before the European Court of Human Rights. Introduction by Professor Michael Waggoner,
12:00-12:50 pm, Thursday, October 14, 2004.
11. International Law in China, by Sun Ang,
Legal Counselor, Embassy of China,
Sept. 20, 2004, Room 154.
10. Practicing International Law in Colorado, by Tom McNamara, J.D., Yale; Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, Noon, Sept. 13, 2004, Room 154.
Developments in International Environmental Law, Presentation by Prof. Lakshman Guruswamy, (7:00-8:30 pm, Monday, April 5, 2004).
The War against Iraq
and the Future of International Law: Hegemony or Pluralism? (paper
by Asst. Prof. Dr. Andreas Paulus (visiting asst. prof., Michigan),
comments by Prof. Robert Dieter & Eric Jaworski;
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003) (now published in: 25
Michigan JIL (2004), 691-733).
Life in the Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Dept. of Justice (special
presentation by Dean Hal Bruff, March 20, 2003).
6. Transsexual Rights
under the European Convention on Human Rights, (paper by Jennifer Turner,
comments by Emily Calhoun, March 11, 2003).
Federalization of the Crime of Torture: an Analysis of the Constitutional
and International Law Issues (paper by Ryan Gill; comments by Curtis
Bradley (guest from U.
of Virginia Sch.
of Law); March 4, 2003) (published in: Sienho Yee (ed.), 2
International Crime and Punishment: Selected Issues (2004), 205-51).
of Terrorism as Crimes against Humanity under the Rome Statute (paper by
Francine Guesnier; comments by Todd Stafford;
Feb. 25, 2003) (published in: Sienho
Yee (ed.), 2 International
Crime and Punishment: Selected Issues (2004), 55-86).
Myth & Reality (presentation by Dale Oesterle,
Feb. 18, 2003).
The Rome Statute and the Crystallization of the Norm Proscribing Statutes of
Limitations for Serious International Crimes (paper by Mitchell Page; comments
by Paul Campos; Tues, Feb. 4, 2003) (published in: Sienho Yee (ed.), 2
International Crime and Punishment: Selected Issues (2004), 1-53).
“Military Necessity” and “Civilian Immunity”: Where Is the Balance? (paper by Eric Jaworski; comments by Ahmed White; Jan. 28, 2003) (published in: 2 Chinese Journal of
International Law (2003), 175-206, reprinted in: Sienho Yee (ed.), 2 International
Crime and Punishment: Selected Issues (2004), 87-128).