Monday, April 7, 2008

ASIL annual meeting alert: Celebrate Hugo Grotius' 425th birthday with ASIL-West

Students competing in the Jessup Moot Court finals, American Society of International Law members, and loyal blogreaders know that this is the week of the Society's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Several days ago IntLawGrrls provided a head's up on women who'll be presenting during the meeting. In annual meeting alerts today and to come, we offer news of 2 additional events you won't want to miss.
1st: Turns out this Thursday's the birthday of Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), the Dutch legal philosopher at left who lays rightful claim as a foreparent of international law. It's also the day of the next event for ASIL-West, the Society's pilot project aimed at building community and membership in the Western states, of which David D. Caron, Kirk Boyd, and I are co-chairs. And so ASIL-West's reception at the annual meeting will be a Happy 425th Birthday to Hugo Grotius Party -- from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the Latrobe Room at the Fairmont Hotel.
In addition to good refreshments, good fun, and project news, we'll be honored with a few words on Grotius' life, work, and relevance to contemporary international law by the eminent international law historian, Mark W. Janis of the University of Connecticut.
Please join us for this serendipitous celebration.

And stay tuned for news of another event, the Bloggers' Reception 6-7 p.m. Friday, April 11, of which IntLawGrrls is a cosponsor.

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