Monday, January 2, 2012

Go On! Pedagogy for International Law Practice

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)

For law faculty attending the upcoming annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools (see earlier post here):
What preparation do practicing lawyers and policy-makers believe today's law graduates should have in international law, foreign law and legal systems, and skills training? Based on the international transactions, legal issues, and multi-cultural interactions they encounter in their work, what do they think we should ensure is in our curriculum? What are the key core areas we should be focusing on, in terms of both substance and skills? On this panel, speakers from private practice, government service and international organizations will address these questions. I'll be adding brief remarks from an international NGO perspective based on my time as legal director of Amnesty International in London.

Panel: Pedagogy for International Law Practice
Date: Thursday, January 5
Time: 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Room: Delaware Suite B, Lobby Level
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Moderator: Stephanie Farrior, Vermont Law School

Private Practice
Marcia Wiss

Partner, Hogan Lovells
International Infrastructure and Project Finance Group
India Practice Group
Peter Trooboff
Senior Counselor, Covington & Burling
International Trace and Investment; Transnational Litigation; International Arbitration

Government Service
Bruce Rashkow
Minister Counselor, US Mission to the United Nations

International Organization
Christine Cerna
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States


Srikar said...

As a policy implementer in India, I always wanted to know what is the best approach to engage in the International Trade Law policy discourse in the World Trade Organisation as well as related fora. What International law courses are best suited for this?

Diane Marie Amann said...

Thanks for your interest. As it happens, I have just added a new blog, Trade and Environment Nexus,, to our "connections" list. It might be of help.
Most U.S. Public International Law casebooks now include some cases dealing with WTO issues. But as this is not my area of specialty, I'm afraid I don't have a specific recommendation.

Srikar said...

Thanks Diane! The blog did make interesting reading about the relevance of "environmental issues" on the multilateral trading system. I am a novice in blogging and have attempted the inevitable in focused primarily on WTO issues.

I am aware of Public International Law courses in the U.S that deal with WTO Law.

Thank you for your inputs!