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Upcoming Symposium

NCILJ's 2016 symposium on The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is scheduled for January 22. We expect to post details by in early November.

Below is a recap of NCILJ's 2015 symposium. The journal would like to thank the presenters and other participants.

The Changing Relationship between international law and U.S. Law
Fog of War: Emerging Issues in the Law of Armed Conflict and International Security

Friday, January 30, 2015
The Friday Center, Chapel Hill, NC

The North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation at UNC School of Law invites you to attend their annual symposium on Friday, January 30, at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. In order to encourage a broader discourse on international law, NCILJ hosts an annual symposium, which highlights a topic of growing importance in the field of international law. This year’s symposium will focus on the changing relationship between international law and U.S. Law.


8:30 - 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 Welcome
9:15 - 10:30 Session 1: Professor Aaron Fellmeth
“Leading From Behind: The United States and International Human Rights Law”
Commenters: Dr. Andrew Woods and Dean Janet Levit
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:00 Session 2: Rebecca Crootof
“War, Responsibility, and Killer Robots”
Commenters: Professor Curt Bradley and Professor Maggie Gardner
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:15 Session 3: Professor Ronald Brand
“Understanding Judgments Recognition”
Commenters: Professor Ralf Michaels and Professor John Coyle
2:15 - 2:30 Break
2:30 - 3:45 Session 4: Professor John Knox
“The Changing Relationship between the United States and International Environmental Treaties”
Commenter: Dr. Rachel Brewster and Professor Mark Weisburd
3:45 - 4:00 Closing Remarks

Confirmed Speakers Include

Aaron Fellmeth, Arizona State University, Professor of Law, Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar

Rebecca Crootof, Yale, Ph.D in Law candidate at the Yale school of Arts and Sciences, Resident Fellow with the Yale Law School

Ronald Brand, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Faculty Director, Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg University Professor and Distinguished Professor, Distinguished Faculty Scholar

John Knox, Wake Forest University School of Law, Henry C. Lauerman Professor of International Law

Andrew Woods, University of Kentucky College of Law, Assistant Professor of Law

Janet Levit, University of Tulsa College of Law, Dean and Dean John Rogers Endowed Chair in Law, Professor of Law

Curt Bradley, Duke University School of Law, William Van Alstyne Professor of Law, Professor of Public Policy Studies

Maggie Gardner, Harvard Law School, Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law

Ralf Michaels, Duke University School of Law, Arthur Larson Professor of Law

John Coyle, University of North Carolina School of Law, Assistant Professor of Law

Mark Weisburd, University of North Carolina School of Law, Reef C. Ivey II Distinguished Professor of Law

Rachel Brewster, Duke University School of Law, Professor of Law, Co-Director of Duke’s Center for International and Comparative Law

Registration Cost
(includes breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack)

  • Free for all UNC law students and faculty
  • $39 for any law student or faculty member from a different law school*

*Law/graduate students from other schools should check with their programs about the possibility for reimbursement.

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