The prior post told of keynote speakers -- Patricia O'Brien, Under-Secretary for Legal Affairs and U.N. Legal Counsel, and Harold Hongju Koh, Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State -- as well as a blue-ribbon panel of international arbitration experts, a career mentoring event, and the scores of Research Forum presenters from around the world. You can see the updated schedule, and register, at the Midyear Meeting website.
Today starts a series of posts on why you should come to the meeting.
|(1983 photo courtesy Red & Black)|
Located about 70 miles northeast of Atlanta, Athens is home to the University of Georgia and the 150-plus-year-old University of Georgia School of Law, a host of the Midyear Meeting. Georgia Law has a rich international law tradition. Among those who've taught here are Louis B. Sohn (above, at left), a drafter of the U.N. Charter and the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea, and Dean Rusk (above, at right), former U.S. Secretary of State and namesake of the law school's Dean Rusk Center for International Law & Policy.
Both men will be among those paid tribute at the Midyear Meeting conference dinner -- a dinner to be held at the Lyndon House, site of a Victorian mansion/museum (left) that'll be open to visitors.
Athens is perhaps best known as one of those great American college towns.
'Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.'The weekend offers runners an added attraction: the 3d Annual Athens Half-Marathon, which begins at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, October 21.
Olympic medalist Reese Hoffa -- and the race ends with an Olympics-like final lap in the football team's Sanford Stadium (just another lap or so away from the site of the morning's Research Forum sessions). Register for the AthHalf here and now; spaces are filling up fast.
Foodies looking for a meal after Friday's welcome reception at the Indigo Hotel have a host of topnotch restaurants from which to choose, including the National and Five & Ten, both owned/operated by "Top Chef" judge Hugh Acheson.
Register here (and note that the hotel's discount rate ends September 24). Hope to see you here soon!