Institute for International Law and Public Policy


Past Institute Events: 2007-2008

International Law Colloquium

Demonstrating a commitment to international legal scholarship, 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.

Carlos Vázquez, Georgetown University Law Center
"Judicial Enforcement of Treaties"
Discussant: Edward Swaine (George Washington Law School)

Melissa Waters, Washington and Lee University School of Law
"Veni, Vidi, Amici: Law Professors as Transnational Norm Entrepreneurs Before the U.S. Supreme Court"
Discussant: Jaya Ramji-Nogales (Temple University Beasley School of Law)

Jeremy Rabkin, George Mason University Law School
"Exit, Voice, Loyalty in International Organizations: Why Can't the President Check the First Option?"
Discussant: Mary Dudziak (University of Southern California Law)

Kenneth Anderson, Washington College of Law and the Hoover Institution
"Ideology and Political Commitment in International Law Scholarship"
Discussant: David Zaring (Washington and Lee University School of Law)

Sean Murphy, George Washington University Law School
"The Jus Ad Bellum in View of New Security Threats"

Jutta Brunnee, University of Toronto Law School
"Interactional International Law: Reflections on Obligation"
Discussant: Mark Pollack (Temple University, Department of Political Science)

Rachel Brewster, Harvard Law School
"Renegotiation and Reinterpretation of Treaties"
Discussant: William W. Burke-White (University of Pennsylvania Law School)

Book Panels and Workshops

Ruling the World?

As international law confronts a period of tremendous growth and instability, Temple Law assembled a group of leading international law theorists to examine the question of whether and to what extent international law is being constitutionalized. The workshop laid the groundwork for a book entitled Ruling the World? Constitutionalism, International Law and Global Governance. The workshop was organized by Temple Law's Jeffrey Dunoff, Charles Klein Professor of Law and Government, as part of his 2007-08 fellowship with the Law and Public Affairs Program at the Woodow Wilson School of Princeton University. Dunoff co-edited the book with Professor Joel Trachtman of the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

The invitation-only workshop featured contributions from an outstanding group of constitutional and international law scholars, philosophers, political scientists, and historians.

Brown-Bag Discussion Series

Kevin Heller, University of Auckland, New Zealand
"The Substantive and Procedural Defects of the Iraqi High Tribunal"

WANG ChenguangTshinghua University School of Law
"The Rule of Law and Legal Education in China"

Katharina Boele-Woelki, University of Utrecht
"Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Relationships within the European Union"

Weixing SHEN, Tsinghua University School of Law
"How Does Chinese Property Law Influence Chinese Peoples Lives?"

Dr. Professor Pasquale Policastro, University of Szczecin, Poland
"From Interstate Conflicts to the Supranational Protection of the Individual: European Courts at Work"

Ursula Kilkelly, University College Cork and current Institute Visiting Scholar
"Children's Rights: International, European and Irish Perspectives"

Bing CHENG, former Chinese IP Consultant to Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Beijing, China, and Jones Day, Beijing, China
"Intellectual Protection in China: Current Status and New Development"

Mark Heywood, AIDS Law Project (ALP) and the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
"Health activism, Human Rights and Law: Lessons from South Africa in Reshaping Health Policy"

The Institute hosted an informal discussion with public health experts Mark Heywood, Carol Heimer and Scott Burris, who explored the current and future health implications of the HIV/AIDS crisis.
"What's law got to do with it? HIV and Public Health Law in Comparative Perspective"

Evan Anderson, Asia Catalyst
"AIDS Blood Scandals: What China Can Learn From the World's Mistakes"

Dr. Stefano Maffei, University of Parma
"Negotiated Criminal Justice in Italy"


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