Lectures & Events

 
Thursday
29
September
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Speaker: Dr. J. Douglas Butler
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
October 2016
Wednesday
5
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Speaker: Kirk J. Nahra partner with Wiley Rein LLP
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
6
October
2016
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Approved for 6 hours of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Thursday
6
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Speaker: Franita Tolson
Betty T. Ferguson Professor of Voting Rights, Florida State University College of Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Thursday
13
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Nathan Quick
Trial Chambers, International Criminal Court
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Friday
14
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Speaker: David J. Garrow, Distinguished Research Professor of History and Law, University of Pittsburgh
Pamela S. Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and Co-Director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford University
Theodore M. Shaw, Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights, University of North Carolina former Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
Approved for 4.5 hours of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Saturday
15
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Speaker: Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Tuesday
18
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: The Honorable Kathleen M. O'Malley
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
19
October
2016
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Speaker: Kevin C. McMunigal
Professor of Law
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Friday
28
October
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Speaker: The Honorable Leo M. Gordon
U.S. Court of International Trade
Webcast live
November 2016
Tuesday
1
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Matt Herndon, Chief Legal Officer & Vice President of Government Affairs Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
9
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation
Juscelino F. Colares, Schott-van den Eynden Professor of Law Associate Director, Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Avidan Y. Cover, Associate Professor of Law, Director, Institute for Global Security Law and Policy
Jonathan L. Entin, David L. Brennan Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science
Richard Gordon, Director of the Financial Integrity Institute Associate Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Professor of Law
B. Jessie Hill, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law
Joseph White, Luxenberg Family Professor of Public Policy Department of Political Science
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Friday
11
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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5.5 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
16
November
2016
The City Club of Cleveland
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit  |  Webcast live
Saturday
19
November
2016
Moot Courtroom (A59)
10:00 AM - 12:15 PM
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Speaker: Jonathan Gordon, Professor of Law and Associate Director, LLM Lawyering Skills Program
Jean McQuillan, Assistant Professor of Law
Andrew Pollis, Professor of Law
Cassandra Burke Robertson, Professor of Law
2 hours of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
February 2017
Friday
10
February
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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March 2017
Friday
3
March
2017
Tinkham Veale University Center
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Monday
6
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Elisabeth Rosenthal
Columnist, The New York Times
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Thursday
9
March
2017
Moot Courtroom (A59)
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Speaker: Michael H. Posner
Jerome Kohlberg Professor Ethics and Finance
Professor Business and Society
Center for Business and Human Rights
NYU Stern School of Business
1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Wednesday
22
March
2017
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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1 hour of in-person CLE credit, pending approval  |  Webcast live
Human Rights and Humanitarian Law - Conflict or Convergence?
Sponsor
Klatsky Seminar in Human Rights presented by the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
APR 7, 2010
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location
Moot Courtroom (A59)

The decades since the Second World War have been the ‘Age of Human Rights’ and it is one of the proudest achievements of international law that this development has placed the rights and well-being of the individual at the heart of international law and relations in a way which would have been inconceivable not long ago. Yet within international law, human rights law is not alone in having the welfare of the individual as its priority; international humanitarian law has long sought to protect the individual from the worst excesses of war. Are these two bodies of law mutually exclusive ? Do they conflict or are they capable of of playing complementary roles ? Judge Greenwood will draw on his experience both as an academic and a practitioner in addressing these questions.

The recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, the former Yugoslavia and Sri Lanka, the threat posed by international terrorism and the challenges of reconciling the UN Security Council’s responsibility for international peace and security with modern human rights and humanitarian norms have made this subject one of great practical importance. It goes to the heart of some of the challenges facing courts in all the main jurisdictions today.
Speaker Information
Sir Christopher GreenwoodSir Christopher Greenwood, CMG, QC
Judge, International Court of Justice

Elected by the United Nations General Assembly and Security Council in November 2008, Sir Christopher Greenwood took office on 6 February 2009. Educated at Wellingborough School and Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he obtained first class degrees in Law and International Law, prior to his election to the Court he combined a career as an academic with practice as a barrister before the English and international courts. He was a Fellow of Magdalene College from 1978 to 1996 and Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics from 1996 to 2009. He is the Joint Editor of the International Law Reports, author of Essays on War in International Law and approximately one hundred articles in various law journals.

Called to the Bar by Middle Temple in 1978, he was appointed a Queen's Counsel in 1999 and elected a Bencher of the Middle Temple in 2003. He argued ten cases before England's highest court, the House of Lords, and appeared as counsel before the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the UN Compensation Commission and various arbitration tribunals. Notable cases include the Pinochet, Lockerbie, Bankovic and Kuwait Airways cases, as well as cases on Iraq, UN sanctions, and maritime boundaries. He was knighted for services to public international law in 2009.
Additional Information
Open to the public at no cost. One FREE hour of CLE credit will be available to lawyers who attend.

Please note - Recording in any form is prohibited.

Supplemental Readings:
· Bibliography
· Bankovic & others v. Belgium
· Al-Jedda v Defence Secretary, UK
· Al-Skeini & others v Defence Secretary, UK

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