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Scholars of international law to speak at Santa Clara University's law school
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005
Legal scholars and practitioners from around the world will speak at the Santa Clara Law Review’s Symposium 2005, “International Law in the United States Legal System: Observance, Application and Enforcement,” on Fri., Jan. 28, 2005, at the Hotel Valencia in San Jose, California. “The symposium will provide a forum for dialogue, debate, and analysis about the growing significance of international law in American jurisprudence,” says Donald J. Polden, dean of
The symposium will address a variety of questions on international law, including: the limits and constraints of the U.S. legal system in applying international law; the observance and enforcement of international institutions’ decisions in the U.S. legal system; the application of international human rights law in light of the Supreme Court’s 2003 decisions; and, a discussion on international law moving forward.
The Honorable Rosalyn Higgins, of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in
Judge Higgins will be joined at the symposium by Bertrand Ramcharan, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louis Henkin,
"The symposium promises to make a major contribution to the field of international and constitutional law, and to provide the Santa Clara community with a lively and stimulating forum, ” says Beth Van Schaack, Associate Professor of Law at Santa Clara University.
Board members of the Santa Clara Law Review are responsible for organizing the annual symposium. Each year the symposium addresses a legal issue of significant importance. The Santa Clara Law Review is a legal periodical edited and published by
The symposium is open to the public and attorneys may register to receive MCLE credit for their attendance. Additional information about purchasing tickets, registration, and a complete list of speaker biographies and panel descriptions is available at www.scu.edu/law/lawreview/symposium.html.
For questions concerning this symposium, contact Elizabeth Wheeler, Lead Symposium Editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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