American Branch International Law Association
International Law in Crisis
Case Western Reserve University - School of Law, The Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, the American Society of International Law, and the American National Section of the International Association of Penal Law.
Friday, September 9
8:30-8:45 AM Welcome:
Dean Lawrence Mitchell (Case Western Reserve University School of Law)
Prof. Michael Scharf (Case Western)
Prof. Michael Kelly (Creighton), president, AIDP American National
- Presentation of AIDP Book of the Year Award

8:45-9:30 AM Opening Lecture
Prof. Ruth Wedgwood, president, American Branch, International Law Association

9:45-11:00 AM Morning Panel #1A
Universal Jurisdiction in Crisis and hte 50th anniversary of the Eichmann Trial

Moderator: Prof. Michael Kelly (Creighton)
Prof. David Luban (Georgetown)
Ruth Bettina Birn former Chief Historian, War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity Section, Department of Justice, Canada
Prof. Michael Newton (Vanderbilt)
Prof. Charles Jalloh (Pittsburgh)

9:45-11:00 AM Morning Panel #1B
International Economic Law in Crisis or Merely in Times of Crisis?

Moderator/Speaker: Prof. Juscelino Colares (Case Western)
Prof. Raj Bhala (Kansas)
Prof. Jide Okechuku Nzelibe (Northwestern)
Prof. Joel P. Trachtman (Fletcher)

11:15-12:30 PM Morning Panel #2A
Piracy: New Threats, New Responses

Moderator: Prof. Robert Strassfeld (Case Western)
Judge Rosemelle Mutoka of the Kenya Piracy Court (Jurist in Residence at Case)
Prof. Milena Sterio (Cleveland State University)
Sandy Hodgkinson (Dept. of Defense Office of the Deputy Secretary of Defense)
Jennifer Landsidle (Dept. of State Office of the Legal Adviser)

11:15-12:30 PM Morning #2B
Climate Change - What does Hope Look Like?

Moderator/Panelist: Prof. Elizabeth Burleson (Pace)
Prof. Deepa Badrinarayana (Chapman)
William Burns (Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy)
Prof. Hari Osofsky (Univ. of Minnesota)

1:00-2:00 PM: Lecture: The Honorable Richard Goldstone

2:15-3:30 PM Afternoon Panel #3A
Northern Africa and the Mideast: To Where?

Moderator/Panelist: Prof. Paul Williams (American Univ./PILPG)
Prof. Amos Guiora (Utah)
Prof. Louis Rene Beres (Purdue)
Ori Nir (Journalist)

2:15-3:30 PM Afternoon #3B
Crisis in the Courtrooms: International Law and Domestic Litigation

Moderator/panelist: Prof. Cassandra Robertson (Case Western)
Prof. Julian Mortenson (Michigan)
Prof. Melissa Waters (Washington University, St. Louis)
Prof. Laurie Blank (Emory)
Steven M. Schneebaum (Greenberg Traurig LLP)

3:45-5:15 PM Plenary Closing Panel
International Law and the War on Terror: A Ten-Year Retrospective

Moderator: Prof. Ved Nanda (Denver)
Prof. Kenneth Anderson (American University)
Prof. John Murphy (Villanova)
Prof. Julian Ku (Hofstra)
Prof. Michael Scharf (Case Western)