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International lawyers gather at university for conference

February 27, 2017
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Approximately 100 international lawyers from around the globe will come to the UGA School of Law March 2 and 3 for a conference celebrating the 10th anniversary of IntLawGrrls, a blog founded by Diane Marie Amann, a member of the law faculty.

Organized by the Dean Rusk International Law Center, the conference is part of the law school's Georgia Women in Law Lead (Georgia WILL) initiative. Highlights on March 3 will include panels on topics such as international criminal law, human rights, women's leadership in legal institutions, feminist legal theories, corporate accountability, international economic law and dispute settlement, post-Cold War legacies, laws of war, counterterrorism, international environmental law and sexual violence crimes. Participants include several UGA students, graduates and staff members—many of whom have contributed to the blog—as well as scholars from as far away as Japan and Kosovo.

Speaking at the plenary session, which will focus on women's participation in international law and policy, will be Patricia A. Wald, the first woman to serve as chief judge of a U.S. Court of Appeals; Lucinda A. Low, a partner at a Washington law firm and president of the American Society of International Law; Emory Law Professor Mary L. Dudziak, president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations; Fordham Law Professor Catherine Powell, a former White House and State Department official; Temple Law Professor Jaya Ramji-Nogales; and Stanford Visiting Law Professor Beth Van Schaack, a former State Department official.

The conference will begin March 2 with the screening of 500 Years, a Sundance-selected documentary, followed by a conversation with the filmmakers, including Pamela Yates, the director and an IntLawGrrls contributor. This Global Georgia Initiative event is co-sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the Institute of Native American Studies.

Other conference co-sponsors include Georgia Law's International Law Society and Women Law Students Association, the American Society of International Law, Women in International Law Interest Group and the Planethood Foundation.

Registration and details are at http://www.law.uga.edu/intlawgrrls2016.

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