2015 - Conflict Now: The Role of International Courts?

Time: 12:45pm, April 6, 2015
Location: UC Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall), Room 110

Lunch Panel:
This year's Riesenfeld Symposium will kick off with a lunch panel discussion highlighting the role of international courts in resolving today's most prominent international disputes and whether the courts are the most effective means by which to resolve these conflicts. Our esteemed panelists will provide a diverse view of the effectiveness and reliability of international courts based on their unique individual backgrounds and expertise. Lunch will be served.

Confirmed Panelists:

Jeremy Sharpe, U.S. Department of State
Allen Weiner, Director of the Stanford Program in International and Comparative Law and Co-Director of the Stanford Center for International Conflict and Negotiation
Laurel Fletcher, Director of Berkeley Law's International Human Rights Clinic
Katerina Linos, Professor at Berkeley Law specializing in international human rights and discrimination law

Moderated by Neil Popovic, Lecturer-in-Residence, Berkeley Law School, and Partner at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm , April 6, 2015
Location: UC Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall), Booth Auditorium

Keynote Speech:
The 2015 Stefan A. Riesenfeld Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to the field of International Law will be awarded to the esteemed Berkeley Law alum, Judge Joan Donoghue of the International Court of Justice. Judge Donoghue has been a member of the ICJ since September 9, 2010. Before joining the court, she served as the Principal Deputy Legal Advisor at the U.S. Department of State. Please join us in honoring Judge Donoghue with this award. The Judge will then present her keynote speech entitled "Remembering Professor Riesenfeld: Imaginary Conversations." Her speech will be introduced by Dean Sujit Choudhry and commentated by Professor Richard Buxbaum. This will be followed by a brief Q&A.

Time: 6:00pm-7:15pm , April 6, 2015
Location: UC Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall), The Warren Room

Immediately following the keynote speech and questions there will be a reception upstairs in the Warren Room. Appetizers and drinks will be served.

If you would like to attend all or part of this years Riesenfeld Symposium please RSVP here: Eventbrite.

Contact Kelsey Leeker at kelseyleeker@berkeley.edu, Kathleen Tang at tangkat@gmail.com or Terrance Robinson at trr29@berkeley.edu for more information.

MCLE credit available for California Bar members. In order to qualify for MCLE credit, please prepare for the Symposium by reading Human Rights Backsliding by Katerina Linos and Andrew T. Guzman as well as Indirect Expropriations: The Need for a Taxonomy of Legitimate Regulatory Purposes by Allen Weiner.

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