Transnational Law Institute News, Events, and Multimedia
News: Transnational Law Institute Lectures to Address International Arbitration, Rwanda Genocide
Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - The Washington and Lee Transnational Law Institute welcomes two speakers this month to address cutting edge issues in international law.
News: Army Judge Advocate to Discuss Military Commissions and Detention
Friday, October 14, 2011 - On Monday, Oct. 17, Lt. Col. Chris Jenks, Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army, will deliver a lecture titled "Military Commissions and Indefinite Detention under the Laws of War."News: Islamic Law and Human Rights Topic of W&L Transnational Law Institute Lecture
Monday, April 04, 2011 - On Friday, April 8, Emory law prof Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im will lecture on "Human Rights, Universality, and Sovereignty: The Relevance and Irrelevance of Islamic Law."
News: W&L Transnational Law Institute Speakers to Address Rwanda Genocide, International Treaties
Thursday, February 17, 2011 - The Transnational Law Institute at Washington and Lee University School of Law will host two speakers on campus the week of February 21.Multimedia: Why International Courts and Tribunals Look and Act like They Do
Thursday, April 22, 2010 - David Caron, President of the American Society of International Law delivers the Washington and Lee Transnational Law Institute Distinguished Lecture for spring 2010. Caron explores the dynamic strategic relationships that lead courts and tribunals to look and act as they do. News: School of Law Announces German LL.M. Fellowship Program
Thursday, March 25, 2010 - Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia, USA, announces the a fellowship for one qualified German LL.M. student.News: ASIL President-Elect David Caron to Deliver Transnational Law Institute Spring Lecture
Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - David Caron, President-Elect of the American Society of International Law, will deliver the Washington and Lee Transnational Law Institute Distinguished Lecture for spring 2010.
Multimedia: Controlling International Organizations
Thursday, March 04, 2010 - Professor Jan Klabbers, Director of the Castren Center on Human Rights at the University of Helsinki and currently Visiting Professor at the NYU Law School will give a presentation titled: "Controlling International Organizations." Multimedia: Lawfare: The Formation and Deformation of Gacaca Jurisdictions in Rwanda, 1994-2009.
Thursday, February 18, 2010 - Professor Jens Meierhenrich of Harvard University speaks about his latest book, exploring judicial responses to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, in a presentation titled "Lawfare: The Formation and Deformation of Gacaca Jurisdictions in Rwanda, 1994-2009." Sponsored by the Washington and Lee Transnational Law Institute.
News: Genocide Scholar to Speak at School of Law
Monday, February 15, 2010 - Professor Jens Meierhenrich of Harvard University will give a talk titled "Lawfare: The Formation and Deformation of Gacaca Jurisdictions in Rwanda, 1994-2009."
News: Prison Overcrowding Target of New W&L Partnership in Liberia
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - A new partnership between Washington and Lee and the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime, the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, and the James A.A. Pierre Judicial Institute in Liberia will focus much needed resources on Liberia's overcrowded prison system. Multimedia: International Claims Tribunals: Focus on Victims
Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - Lucy Reed, president of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and a senior partner with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, delivers the Washington and Lee Transnational Law Institute Distinguished Lecture for fall 2009.
News: ASIL President Lucy Reed to Deliver Transnational Law Institute Fall Lecture
Thursday, September 10, 2009 - Lucy Reed, president of the American Society of International Law and a senior partner with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, will deliver the Washington and Lee Transnational Law Institute Distinguished Lecture for fall 2009.News: Washington and Lee Partners with Carter Center to Expand Liberia Justice Project
Monday, August 31, 2009 - The Transnational Law Institute at Washington and Lee University School of Law has announced a new partnership with the Carter Center that places current or recently graduated U.S. law students with a variety of institutions in Liberia working pro-bono on access to justice issues. Multimedia: Justice Unity Dow Lecture
Thursday, August 27, 2009 - Critically acclaimed novelist and former Botswana High Court Judge Unity Dow speaks at the law school about Africa's engagement with the norms of international law.News: W&L Law Professor Mark Drumbl Delivers Oxford University Honorary Lecture
Thursday, January 22, 2009 - Washington and Lee School of Law Professor Mark Drumbl delivered the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society Lecture at Oxford University. He presented a lecture titled "Justice after Atrocity: A Cosmopolitan Pluralist Approach."News: Students in International Law Practicum Promote Justice in Liberia
Thursday, December 11, 2008 - The West-African nation of Liberia is just beginning to recover from the fourteen year civil war that destroyed its economy, infrastructure and legal system. Through a new international law course, Washington and Lee law students are participating in the rebuilding process up close and personal.
News: Law Professor Offers Guidance to New Administration on International Criminal Law
Thursday, November 20, 2008 - Rebuilding U.S. diplomatic reputation abroad will be one of the many tasks facing President-Elect Obama and other members of his administration. A gathering of international criminal law experts on Nov. 20-21 anticipates these tasks.Multimedia: Legal Reason in the Global Financial Markets
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - Dr. Annelise Riles, Jack G. Clarke '52 Professor of Far East Legal Studies, Professor of Anthropology, and Director of the Clarke Program in East Asian Law and Culture at Cornell Law School, delivers a lecture titled "Legal Reason in the Global Financial Markets."News: Transnational Law Institute Produces Guidelines on Treatment of Detainees
Monday, October 13, 2008 - The Lexington Principles on the Rights of Detainees proposes a body of international guidelines intended to help guide the development of due process standards to govern the treatment of detainees. Multimedia: The EU As Rising Superpower
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 - Friis Arne Petersen, Danish Ambassador to the United States, gives his perspective on crucial contemporary issues regarding international relations and the evolution of the European Union. Multimedia: The Future of the International Criminal Court
Monday, September 15, 2008 - In advocating ratification of the Rome Statute by the U.S. to establish membership in the International Criminal Court, Ambassador David Scheffer remarks that "in this important endeavor, the Unites States is no longer a leading nation, nor are we a follower. We are simply an outlier, with little international relevance or influence."News: Ambassador David Scheffer to Address the Future of the International Criminal Court
Friday, September 05, 2008 - The Washington and Lee University School of Law Transnational Law Institute presents Ambassador David Scheffer, who will discuss "The Future of America and the International Criminal Court."News: School of Law Donates Law Books to Aid Liberian Legal System
Wednesday, July 23, 2008 - On Monday, July 14, a truck carrying a shipping container backed up to the loading dock at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. One hour and 30,000 pounds later, the container began a 7 week, 5000 mile journey to Monrovia, Liberia.News: School of Law Adopts Transnational Law Course for First Year Students
Friday, May 02, 2008 - The faculty of Washington and Lee University School of Law has voted unanimously to include Transnational Law as a required first-year course.Multimedia: Diamonds, Guns, and Thugs--The West African Extreme
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - David Crane, former Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, delivers a public lecture titled "Diamonds, Guns, and Thugs--The West African Extreme." Professor Kevin John Heller of the Faculty of Law, University of Auckland, New Zealand, provides a commentary on Chief Prosecutor Crane's lecture.
News: Distinguished Panel to discuss Justice, Security and Controversy at Guantanamo Bay
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - A panel presentation and public discussion on Justice, Security and Controversy at Guantanamo Bay will be held at the Washington and Lee University School of Law on Friday, Feb. 1. News: David Crane to Deliver Transnational Law Institute Public Lecture
Friday, January 11, 2008 - David Crane, former Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, will deliver a public lecture at the Washington and Lee School of Law on Tuesday January 29, at 10:30 a.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room. The lecture will be titled "Diamonds, Guns, and Thugs--The West African Extreme."News: Jack Goldsmith to Discuss Limits of Executive Power and the Terror Presidency
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 - Jack Goldsmith, author of The Terror Presidency and Washington and Lee alumnus, will deliver two lectures on Monday, Nov. 26.News: Law Students to Provide Legal Support in Trials of Khmer Rouge Leadership
Thursday, September 27, 2007 - The second highest ranking official in the Khmer Rouge regime was recently taken into custody to stand trial for atrocities that occurred during the bloody reign of that totalitarian regime, and soon the country of Cambodia, with the help of students from the Washington and Lee University School of Law, will begin the slow march to justice and reconciliation.Multimedia: Making Globalization Responsible
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - Professor Jose Alvarez, Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law and Diplomacy at Columbia Law School and the President of the American Society of International Law, delivered the Transnational Law Institute's fall lecture. His lecture is titled "Making Globalization Responsible". News: Jose Enrique Alvarez to Deliver 2007 Transnational Law Institute Fall Lecture
Friday, September 14, 2007 - The Transnational Law Institute's Fall Lecture will be delivered by Jose Enrique Alvarez, Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law and Diplomacy at Columbia Law School and the President of the American Society of International Law (2006-2007). His lecture is titled 'Making Globalization Responsible' and will take place on Tuesday, September 25, at 12:00 pm in the Millhiser Moot Court Room at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. The lecture is free and open to the public.