St. John’s Center for International and Comparative Law,
together with the St. John’s Journal of International and
Comparative Law, presents its inaugural symposium:
Challenges to International Law, Challenges
from International Law: New Realities and the Global
This symposium brings together leading academics, practitioners and
past and present government officials to examine current challenges
facing international law through the lens of three areas of
regulation—the use of force, human rights and economic relations.
Participants will also explore the United States’ role in
international law-making and enforcement.
Friday, April 1, 2011
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
St. John's School of Law
Belson Moot Court Room | Second Floor
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Donald Francis Donovan
Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Panel I: “How should the international economy be
regulated? Who should do it?”
Moderator: Mark Movsesian, St. John’s School of Law
- Roger Alford, Pepperdine University School of Law
- Raj Bhala, The University of Kansas School of Law
- Eric Pan, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
- Christopher Whytock, University of California, Irvine School of
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Panel II: “How should human rights be protected? Who should
Moderator: Margaret McGuinness, St. John’s School of Law
- Elena Baylis, University of Pittsburgh School of Law
- Joseph Cassidy, United States State Department
- Martin Flaherty, Fordham University School of Law
- Ruth Wedgwood, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International
2:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Panel III: “How should the use of force be regulated? Who
should do it?”
Moderator: Christopher Borgen, St. John’s School of Law
- Kristen Boon, Seton Hall University School of Law
- John Dehn, United States Military Academy
- Jennifer Trahan, New York University
- Jeffrey Walker, Georgetown University
Roundtable Discussion: “Is America Exceptional in the
International Order? Should it be?”
Moderator: Donald Francis Donovan, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
- David D. Caron, University of California, Berkeley
- D. Stephen Mathias, Assistant Secretary-General for Legal
Affairs, United Nations (invited)School of Law
- Michael Mattler, United States Senate Committee on Foreign
- Peter Trooboff, Covington & Burling LLP
Please register for the Symposium by March 28, 2011 by completing
and submitting the
Online Registration Form.
Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
The full-day Symposium qualifies for six (6) non-transitional CLE
credit hours. The CLE fee is $150. Please complete the
CLE Payment Form and return it with your payment as directed.
Hardship tuition reduction is available.
Van McPherson III
Journal of International and Comparative Law
St. John’s Center for International and Comparative Law promotes
the study of international and foreign legal systems as a means for
addressing pressing global problems. The Center is a place where
students, scholars and practicing lawyers come together to address
how globalization affects the practice of law, and how the law can
be deployed to address emerging global challenges.