International Organizations & International Law (IO/IL)

5th Regional Colloquium on Globalization of Law, International Organizations, and International Law

May 8-9, 2015

Event description

The University of Illinois College of Law will host the fifth annual regional colloquium on Globalization and Law, International Organizations and International Law, co-sponsored by Northwestern University’s Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies IO/IL Working Group and the American Bar Foundation. This event brings together internationally-oriented scholars, both faculty and advanced graduate students from Midwest institutions to discuss current work. The focus is on global and international law.

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Authors and papers

  • The Case for an International Court of Civil Justice, Maya Steinitz (Iowa Law)
    Commentator: Felicity Vabulus
  • Geopolitical and Cultural Biases in the United Nations Human Rights Committees, Vera Shikhelman (JSD Candidate, University of Chicago Law)
    Commentator: Maya Steinitz
  • Backlash Against International Courts in West, East and Southern Africa: Causes and Consequences, Karen Alter (Northwestern) & James Gathii (Loyola Law)
    Commentator: Ian Hurd
  • Austerity, Debt Overhang, and the Design of International Standards on Sovereign, Corporate and Consumer Debt Restructuring, Susan Block Lieb (Fordham Law)
    Commentator: Dhammika Dharmapala
  • The Emergence of Private Commercial Rule-Making, Swati Srivastava (Northwestern PhD) Commentator: Anne Holthoefer (Saint Anselm College)
  • Territorial Tax Reforms, Tax Sparing Agreements, and Foreign Direct Investment, Dhammika Dharmapala (University of Chicago Law)
    Commentator: Susan Block Lieb
  • Application of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanities Protections in the Atrocities Prevention Board Lesley Wexler (Illinois Law)
    Commentator: Karen Alter
  • The Misuse of State Tort Law to address International Human Rights Violations, Nathan Miller (Iowa Law)
    Commentator: Lesley Wexler
  • From Arbitration to Adjudication, Anne Holthoefer (University of Chicago)                    Commentator: Xinyuan Dai
  • Suspensions from International Governmental Agreements, Felicity Vabulas
    Commentator: Terry Halliday
  • Tailor-Making International Agreements, Xinyuan Dai (Illinois)
    Commentator: Vera Shikhelman
  • Plausible Folk Theories, Terry Halliday (ABF) 
    Commentator: Nathan Miller