Program for International Legal Studies announces 2011 Speaker Series line up

The Program for International Legal Studies at Wayne State University Law School has announced its Winter/Spring 2011 Speaker Series.

"Wayne Law is excited to continue our international law Speaker Series with four unique lectures," said Gregory Fox, Wayne Law professor and director of the Program for International Legal Studies. "Each of these notable speakers brings an important perspective to timely issues in international law."

The Winter/Spring 2011 Speaker Series features the following events:

--Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, "The independence of Kosovo and self-determination in international law" with Brad Roth, associate professor at Wayne Law and in WSU's Department of Political Science.

--Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, "U.S. ratification of the women's rights treaty: fabulous, horrendous or meaningless?" with Julia Ernst, visiting associate professor at Georgetown University Law Center.

--Wednesday, March 2, 2011, "Rules of engagement in counterinsurgency campaigns" with John Hutson, dean and president of the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center).

--Wednesday, March 23, 2011, "Protecting whales under international law: Australia's case against Japan before the World Court" with Natalie Klein, associate professor at Macquarie Law School in Sydney.

These events will take place in the Law School's Spencer M. Partrich Auditorium at 12:15-1:30 p.m. on the dates noted above. They are free and open to the public and lunch will be served. Parking is available for $4.75 in WSU Structure #1 across from the Law School on West Palmer Street in Detroit. For directions to the Law School or to view a campus map, visit

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Published: Fri, Jan 7, 2011