Institute for International Law and Public Policy


Past Institute Events 2012 - 2013 

Continent of International Law

On May 20th, the Institute will host a book workshop on Professor Barbara Koremenos' forthcoming Continent of International Law. The book explores questions of international institutional design, using a data base of several hundred treaties ranging across four issue areas: economics, environment, human rights, and security. Professor Koremenos is currently Professor of Political Science and is Faculty Associate for the Center of Political Studies at the University of Michigan.

This invitation-only event is sponsored by Temple Law School, the Law School’s Institute of International Law and Public Policy, and the Laura Carnell Chair. For additional information, please click here.

Transitional Justice in Practice

On April 22 at 10 a.m in room B207, Barrack Hall, Ari Bassin, Senior Policy Advisor in the Department of State's Office of Global Criminal Justice, will be presenting a talk entitled "Transitional Justice in Practice".

2013 Laura H. Carnell Chair Workshop:
Engaging the Writings of Martti Koskenniemi

On April 12 and 13, Temple Law School is hosting a workshop devoted to exploring the work of Martti Koskenniemi. Koskenniemi is a Professor of International Law and Director of the Erik Castren Institute of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Helsinki, and is widely considered to be one of the most important international legal scholars of our times.

This invitation-only event is sponsored by Temple Law School, the Law School’s Institute of International Law and Public Policy, and the Laura Carnell Chair. For additional information, please click here.

International Law Career Panel 

Wednesday, March 27 – Noon, in room K2A

Interested in international law?  Need career advice or wonder what working in international law is like? Come hear from lawyers- including recent Temple alum- working in the field!  Our panelists have experience in various areas of this exciting and diverse area of law. 

Oksana G. Wright is an Associate at Fox Rothschild in New York City, where her practice focuses on international litigation, anti-counterfeiting and brand enforcement, directors and officers liability, and corporate governance disputes.  

Nicole Boehner is a Protection Associate at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Washington, D.C., where as part of the U.S. Protection Unit, Nicole helps track systemic issues of concern to asylum-seekers and refugees in the U.S. and supports advocacy efforts on these issues. 

Professor Mark Ball is an international arbitrator, mediator, and consultant on the law of international and domestic arbitration.  

Strengthening International Courts: The Hidden Costs of Legalization

On Tuesday, February 12, Professor Leslie Johns of UCLA will present a manuscript entitled “Strengthening International Courts: The Hidden Costs of Legalization.” Professor Johns is spending the year as Visiting Associate Research Scholar at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University. Her research focuses on international organizations, and the political economy of international agreements.

Leslie Johns received her Ph.D. in 2008 from the Department of Politics at New York University. She also holds a B.F.A. and M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University. Her research focuses upon the use of international organizations to resolve interstate disputes. Her work has appeared in journals such as International Organization and Journal of Conflict Resolution.

The talk will be held in room 6A at noon.

Human Rights Backsliding

At noon on January 31, Katerina Linos, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley School of Law, will be giving a talk entitled "Human Rights Backsliding". The talk will held in room 1C, Klein Hall.

Katerina Linos' research and teaching interests include international law, comparative law, European Union law, employment law and health care law. To address questions in these fields, her work combines legal analysis with empirical methods.

Prior to joining the Boalt faculty, Linos was an International Law Fellow and Lecturer at Harvard Law School, where she had previously received her J.D. She also recently completed a Ph.D. in political science at Harvard, in parallel with a junior fellowship at the Harvard Society of Fellows.


Spring 2013 International Law Colloquium

Temple Law School and its Institute for International Law and Public Policy host a yearly colloquium series through which top international legal academics present substantial works-in-progress to the law school community. This spring, the Institute has invited seven prominent international law scholars to Temple, accompanied by commentary from another expert in the same field.  Our first speaker is David Sloss, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Global Law and Policy at Santa Clara Law, who will be giving a talk entitled "The Constitution and Treaty Compliance: The Story of an Unknown Constitutional Revolution". The commentator is Pammela Saunders, Drexel Law School.

Please click here to view past Colloquium speakers.

Spring 2013 Colloquium Schedule

January 22

Presenter: David Sloss (Santa Clara Law School), “The Constitution and Treaty Compliance: The Story of an Unknown Constitutional Revolution”

Commentator: Pammela Saunders (Drexel Law School)


February 5

Presenter: David Law (Washington University in St. Louis, visiting at Georgetown Law School), “Sham Constitutions”

Commentator: David Zaring (University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Legal Studies & Business Ethics Department)


February 19

Presenter: Jean Galbraith (Rutgers-Camden Law School), “International Law and the Domestic Separation of Powers”

Commentator: Ryan Williams (University of Pennsylvania Law School)


March 5

Presenter: Jens Meierhenrich (London School of Economics, visiting at Princeton), “Exit, Voice, and Loyalty at the International Criminal Court”

Commentator: Nienke Grossman (University of Baltimore Law School)


March 26

Presenter: Ashley Deeks (University of Virginia Law School), “The Observer Effect: National Security Litigation, Executive Policy Changes, and Judicial Deference”

Commentator: Andrew Kent (Fordham Law School)


April 9

Presenter: David Pozen (Columbia Law School), “Congressional Sclerosis and Constitutional Countermeasures”

Commentator: TBD


April 23

Presenter: Jacqueline Bhabha (Harvard Law School)

Commentator: Linda Bosniak (Rutgers-Camden Law School)


Past Institute Events

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