On May 20th, William & Mary Law School assembled leading experts from around the country for a workshop on cutting-edge issues in international law. Participants included Nancy Combs (William & Mary), Evan J. Criddle (William & Mary), Kristina Daugirdas (University of Michigan Law School), Margaret deGuzman (Temple University Beasley School of Law), Laura Dickinson (George Washington University Law School), Mark Drumbl (Washington & Lee University School of Law), Jean Galbraith (University of Pennsylvania Law School), and Alexander Greenawalt (Pace University Elizabeth Haub School of Law). Presentations at the workshop addressed a variety of timely topics, including the legal criteria for targeted killing operations; the scope of the President's authority to conclude international agreements without the Senate's advice and consent; and the complex relationship between national courts, the new African Court, and the International Criminal Court.
The workshop was organized by William & Mary Professors Evan J. Criddle and Nancy Combs, with generous support from the College's Reves Center for International Studies. According to Professor Criddle, the event "reflects the Law School's commitment to addressing the challenges and opportunities of twenty-first-century international law."
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