2020 Riesenfeld Symposium

The Berkeley Journal of International Law presents





February 28, 2020 (Friday)
1.00-7.00 pm

Booth Auditorium (Room 175)
Berkeley Law
University of California

The Riesenfeld Symposium is free and open to the public

Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law
American Society of International Law
White & Case LLP

Stefan A. Riesenfeld

One of the great traditions at Berkeley Law is the annual Riesenfeld Symposium, which allows students, alumni, faculty, and staff to come together to recognize and celebrate achievement in international law. Each year, BJIL presents the keynote speaker with the Stefan A. Riesenfeld Memorial Award, traditionally given to a distinguished scholar or practitioner who has made outstanding contributions to the field of international law. The purpose of the award is to honor the memory of Professor Stefan A. Riesenfeld ’37, who devoted much of his life and career to the study and practice of international law, and to recognize a recipient who has demonstrated a commitment to the values and ideas that Professor Riesenfeld espoused and advocated.

Guy Goodwin-Gill

The 2020 Riesenfeld Award will be given to keynote speaker Guy Goodwin-Gill, Emeritus Fellow, All Souls College, Emeritus Professor of International Refugee Law, Oxford University, and now Professor of Law at UNSW’s Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law. Widely recognized as the preeminent legal scholar in the field, he formerly practiced as a barrister from Blackstone Chambers in London. His distinguished career has encompassed various roles with UNHCR, advocacy before the courts in a number of prominent cases, and academic posts in Canada and throughout Europe. Since joining the Kaldor Centre in 2017, he has served as Acting Director, published widely and regularly comments in the media.

Mr. Goodwin-Gill’s keynote will be followed by a panel, fireside chat, and reception with leading practitioners in the immigration and refugee realm. Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Bree Bernwanger, Immigrant Justice Staff Attorney, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Richard Buxbaum, Jackson H. Ralston Professor of International Law (Emeritus), Berkeley Law
  • Dan Farber, Faculty Director of the Center for Law, Energy, and the Environment, Berkeley Law
  • Andrea Gurrero, Director, Alliance San Diego
  • Kate Jastram, Director of Policy & Advocacy, Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, UC Hastings
  • Katerina Linos, Professor, Berkeley Law, Co-Directer, Miller Center for Global Challenges and the Law
  • Jane McAdam, Scientia Professor of Law and Director of the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, University of New South Wales