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.