Celebrating the 2023 International Law Certificate Awardees: Ceremony and Reception at Berkeley Law on Thursday, May 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
NOTE: Room change! The Ceremony now takes place in Room 132 (next to Café Zeb)
Professor Laurel E. Fletcher and Professor Katerina Linos, Faculty Co-Directors of Berkeley Law’s Miller Institute, are very pleased to announce the graduating J.D. and LL.M. students who have earned the 2023 Certificate of Specialization in International Law. The Berkeley Law community is cordially invited to the special in-person ceremony and reception honoring the awardees on Thursday, May 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Each year, The Honorable G. William and Ariadna Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law recognizes students who have contributed to international law scholarship and practice at Berkeley Law by completing the requirements for the International Law Certificate. In order to earn the Certificate, students must take the foundational International Law course, complete an additional nine units of international or comparative law classes, and write a substantive original research thesis on a topic in the field.
Please join Professors Fletcher and Linos along with the International and Comparative Law Faculty and Dean Chemerinsky in celebrating the inspiring accomplishment of these outstanding students!
The 2023 ceremony takes place from 2:00–3:00 p.m. in Room 132, Berkeley Law. An outdoor champagne and cider reception with light refreshments will follow from 3:00–4:00 p.m. on Steinhart Courtyard. We warmly invite Berkeley Law students, faculty, staff, alumni and the wider international law community to come and honor the awardees.
To RSVP, please fill out this online form(opens in a new tab) or contact Ms. Toni Mendicino at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-643-7969. We hope to see you on May 11!
Presenting the 2023 International Law Certificate Awardees:
LL.M. Student Honorees:
J.D. Student Honorees:
Sumya Pream Akkas
RSVP at the following link: https://forms.gle/qvstMgFgPEdWypVd9
The Miller Institute is pleased to co-sponsor “Political Conflict and Accountability in South Asia,” a campus event featuring our Faculty Co-Director, Professor Laurel E. Fletcher [Note: Professor Fletcher was unable to speak at this event]:
Wednesday, April 26 | 4 – 5:30 PM | CRG Research Initiative Event & CRG Forum Series
In Person, 370 Dwinelle Hall – Click here to register.
CRG’s Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Initiative presents:
Political Conflict and Accountability in South Asia
with Saman Zia-Zarifi (Executive Director, Physicians for Human Rights; and Former Secretary General, International Commission of Jurists) and Christine Chung (Human Rights Expert).
The panel explores the heightening of political conflict and the use of law by nationalist and far-right cultures and movements in South Asia today in areas where state and vigilante actions pose majoritarian groups as authentic and those non-dominant as “Others” as “anti-nationals”, “insurrectionists” and “outsiders”. The panel examines the weaponization of religion and racialization of difference and the use of political violence–sanctioned through deep impunity and exclusionary changes to the law, and repressive government—and explores the need for accountability to political conflict in South Asia.
Saman Zia-Zarifi and Christine Chung will be joined in conversation with Angana P. Chatterji (Research Anthropologist and Co-chair of Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Initiative, Center for Race & Gender), Laurel E. Fletcher (Chancellor’s Clinical Professor of Law, and Co-Director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic. Berkeley Law), and Leti Volpp (Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice at Berkeley Law, and Director of the Center for Race & Gender)
Hosted by CRG’s Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Initiative. Co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Law Clinic at Berkeley Law, and The Hon. G. William And Ariadna Miller Institute For Global Challenges And The Law.
(Hybrid at Berkeley Law and on Zoom)
Thursday, April 13, 2023 @ 12:50 pm – 2:00 pm
The Berkeley Journal of International Law invites you to a hybrid lunch talk on April 13 from 12:50-2:00pm in Room 130, Berkeley Law. Panel speakers currently work in the Hague as defence counsels at the International Criminal Court and at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers. This event will introduce the challenges of the defence teams before international courts and tribunals and will create awareness about the inequality of arms occurring at these courts and tribunals. The speakers have many years of experience of working in international criminal courts and tribunals.
Lindsay Freeman (Moderator): International Criminal Lawyer, Director of Technology, Law, and Policy at the Berkeley Human Rights Center
Alka Pradhan: Associate Defence Counsel of Mr Al Hassan before the ICC
Annie O’Reilly: Associate Defence Counsel of Mr Veseli before the Kosovo Specialist Chambers
Marie-Hélène Proulx: President of the ICCBA and Associate Defence Counsel of Mr Ngaissona before the ICC
International criminal law is at high demand, especially with Putin’s arrest warrant, so be sure to attend and ask questions. Lunch will be provided. To join Zoom Meeting (you must be signed into your Zoom account): https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/95299360469
Meeting ID: 952 9936 0469
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Pitfalls, Pointers and Practices in International Arbitration – A Conversation with Maria Chedid of Arnold & Porter
(In person at Berkeley Law)
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 @ 12:50 pm – 2:00 pm
(In person at Berkeley Law)
Thursday, April 6, 2023 @ 12:50 pm – 2:00 pm
The Miller Institute is honored to host Regulating the Tech Sphere: Data Privacy in Europe and Beyond, a lunch talk featuring Judge Thomas von Danwitz (EU Court of Justice) and Professor Anu Bradford (Columbia), on Wednesday, April 5. Moderated by Professor Paul Schwartz. Cosponsored by PrivLAB. Don’t miss this special opportunity to hear from world-renowned authorities on European Union case law and information privacy! Speakers will share topical insights about digital market competition, international trade law, and global economic regulation, and answer questions from the floor.
Berkeley Law Goldberg Room 297, 12:50-1:50pm. Open to all Berkeley Law students. Boxed lunch offered at 12:30pm for those attending the event (first-come, first-served basis). Please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/xwds4cDhim6bxsCC6
Wednesday, March 22: Lunchtime Talk on Careers in International Criminal Law
Leading professionals in international criminal law will share their insights into getting a start in the field and navigating a competitive industry. Panelists include Geoffrey Robertson, Founding Head of Doughty Street Chambers, Mohamed Youssef, a leading international criminal law litigator, Sabrina Datu, Visiting Attorney at the International Criminal Court, and Jamie Perry, recent trial attorney at the U.S. DOJ Human Rights & Special Prosecutions Section. Lunch will be provided. The Panel is sponsored by the International Law Society and Co-Sponsored by the Berkeley Journal of International Law and the Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law. Join in person in Room 10, Berkeley Law, or via Zoom: https://berkeley.zoom.us/j/96101755846
Tuesday, March 7: Lunchtime Talk on Careers in International Human Rights Law
The Miller Institute is pleased to host a special Q&A lunch talk on the theme, “International Law and Economic Development,” featuring Prof. Kevin Davis, Beller Family Professor of Business Law at New York University School of Law, on Monday, February 27, 12:50-1:50pm in Law 295/Warren Room, Berkeley Law. Professor Davis’ research and teaching focus on the relationship between law and economic development, with particular emphasis on anti-corruption law, commercial law, and measurement of the performance of legal systems. His publications include over 50 articles or essays, four edited volumes, and a monograph, Between Impunity and Imperialism: The Regulation of Transnational Bribery (Oxford, 2019). Prof. Davis joined the NYU law faculty in 2004 and served as Vice Dean for Global Affairs 2012–2017. He holds a B.A. from McGill University, a LL.B. from the University of Toronto, and a LL.M. from Columbia University. Prof. Davis will discuss his work, life, and career path at this informal Q&A moderated by Tragen Professor of International Law and Miller Institute Faculty Co-Director, Dr. Katerina Linos. Boxed lunch available at 12:30pm for those attending the event (first-come, first-served basis). To RSVP (appreciated but not mandatory), email firstname.lastname@example.org or click: https://forms.gle/nXg8GjkK3sobN6r3A
The Miller Institute is delighted to announce an in-person “Careers in International Law: Training Workshop with ASIL” event on Wednesday, February 15, featuring Taylor Kilpatrick, Program Officer at the American Society of International Law. Berkeley Law Room 105, 2:15-3:25pm. Open to all Berkeley Law students. Cosponsored with the Career Development Office and Advanced Degree Program. Light refreshments. RVSP here (not required for participation): https://forms.gle/9uBLLpUDD8kw5tpM9
The Miller Institute is pleased to cosponsor a special in-person lunch talk, “Public International Law Careers: Geneva, Mediation, and Beyond,” taking place Thursday, January 12, and featuring Eric Richardson, INHR President [formerly UNHR] and current international mediator, to provide advice and insights from his diplomatic and legal career as well as a brief overview of the INHR: Geneva program. Berkeley Law Room 132, 12:50-2:00pm Pacific; boxed lunch on Steinhart provided at 12:30pm for those attending the event (first-come, first-served basis). Please RSVP by January 10: https://tinyurl.com/pilcevent
*POSTPONED until September 2023* – Panel on International Court of Justice case, The Gambia v. Myanmar, brought for genocide against the Rohingya people; with Mr. M. Arselan Suleman, counsel from Foley Hoag representing The Gambia; Professor Leti Volpp and Professor Laurel E. Fletcher, Berkeley Law; and Angana P. Chatterji, Center for Race & Gender. Further details to be announced.