There's lots of good stuff on the agenda, including IntLawGrrl Karen Bravo's (left) paper Transborder Labor Liberalization: A Path to Enforcement of the Global Social Contract for Labor?, in which she argues from an economic as well as a human rights perspective that free movement of labor is appropriate and necessary in our globalized economy. We also have IntLawGrrl Hari Osofsky (below right) presenting her work-in-progress, Diagonal Climate Regulation: Implications for the Obama Administration, in which she examines the potential approaches the new administration could take to enforcing environmental regulations and presents a path forward aimed at integrating entities at different levels of government, thereby creating cross-cutting synergies; IntLawGrrl Rebecca Bratspies will comment. I will also discuss my current paper, Resolving Dueling Legitimacies: Buying Into Transitional Justice Mechanisms, which critically examines currently favored transitional justice mechanisms and suggests a new approach that emphasizes the needs and interests of societies afflicted by mass violence; IntLawGrrl guest blogger Meg DeGuzman will comment. Finally, IntLawGrrl guest blogger Jenia Iontcheva Turner (left) will present an early stage work-in-progress on ethical issues faced by international criminal defense lawyers, and how professional responsibility should be regulated in internationalized criminal courts. And of course, there are plenty of other interesting papers on topics as varied as the right to property in international law, federalism and foreign affairs, and comparative employment discrimination law. Wish you were here!
Friday, February 13, 2009
The Grrls Are Back in Town
Today, Temple Law School hosts the annual Junior International Law Scholars' (JILS)conference. Created several years ago by Rosa Ehrenreich Brooks and Tim Wu, JILS aims to establish a safe space for its members, pre-tenure and recently tenured international law scholars, to present and receive feedback on works-in-progress, as well as to ensure friendly dialogue between scholars with differing perspectives on the international law project. Today's workshop, organized by IntLawGrrls guest blogger Chimène Keitner (right) and David Zaring, and hosted by yours truly, will also be something of an IntLawGrrls reunion.