Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Monday, April 13, 2015
10:00 AM
2015 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law Lecture with Judge Joan E. Donoghue of the International Court of Justice
International Court of Justice Judge Joan E. Donoghue will deliver the lecture, "Inside the World Court: The Influence of Common Law and Civil Law Traditions." Donoghue has represented the United States on the International Court of Justice since September 2010. She previously served as the principal deputy legal adviser to the U.S. Department of State (2007-10), the senior career attorney at the agency. In that role she advised Secretary Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama on all aspects of international law.
Contact: Diddy Morris
Sponsor: Dean's Office

Caplin Pavilion
Monday, April 13, 2015
12:00 PM
Richard Goldstone on War Crimes and Accountability
Richard Goldstone,a former chief prosecutor of the U.N. international criminal tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, will discuss war crimes and the mechanisms for holding those who committed them accountable, including the controversial International Criminal Court. Goldstone served as a judge in South Africa for 23 years, the last nine as a justice of the Constitutional Court.He was a member of the committee, chaired by Paul Volcker, appointed by the secretary-general of the United Nations to investigate allegations regarding the Iraq Oil for Food Program. In 2009, he led the U.N. Fact Finding Mission on Gaza. Lunch will be served.
Sponsor: Human Rights Program; Jean-Pictet Society for International Humanitarian Law; Virginia Law Veterans

Purcell Reading Room
Monday, April 13, 2015
12:00 PM
Staking Their Claims: the United States, China and the Law of the Sea Treaty
Professor John Norton Moore will discuss why the U.S. is not currently a party United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, which sets oceanic rules for military activities and territorial disputes, shipping, deep-sea mining and fishing. Professor John Setear will discuss China's eccentric interpretation of UNCLOS, and the territorial conflicts of the South China Sea. Lunch provided.
Contact: Nathaniel Freeman
Sponsor: John Bassett Moore Society of International Law; Virginia Environmental Law Forum

Sunday, May 31, 2015
National Security Law Institute
The 23rd National Security Law Institute will take place May 31 through June 12. The National Security Law Institute provides advanced training for professors of law and political science who teach or are preparing to teach graduate-level courses in national security law or related subjects requiring a detailed understanding of National Security Law. Applications are also invited from government attorneys in the national security community who are actively engaged in the practice of national security law or otherwise have a professional need for such training. The deadline for applications for the 2015 Institute is April 17. Contact Professor Robert Turner at the Center ( if you need additional information.

National Security Law Institute

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