Cutting-edge law: Georgia-Leuven Global Governance Summer School

For students everywhere, we are delighted to announce a new opportunity to global study law and policy:


Applications are welcome for a brand-new Global Governance Summer School (GGSS), spanning 3 weeks at the University of Leuven, located just minutes from Belgium’s main airport. Students in law and related disciplines, from the United States, Europe, and across the globe, are welcome to enroll. All students will receive a certificate, and U.S. law students also may earn 4 American Bar Association-approved credits.

GGSS launches a new partnership between the Dean Rusk International Law Center, University of Georgia School of Law – which has sponsored summer study abroad in Belgium since 1973 – and the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies at the University of Leuven, one of Belgium’s premier research institutions.

Cutting-edge issues will be explored July 10-30, 2016, through 4 courses, all taught in English by leading experts in regional, transnational, and international law and policy:

wouters_janGlobal Governance Overview: GGSS Co-Director Jan Wouters (left), Jean Monnet Chair ad personam EU and Global Governance, Director of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies

Global Human Rights & Security Governance: GGSS Co-Director Diane Marie Amann (right), Associate Dean for International Programs & Strategic Initiatives and Emily & Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law, Dean Rusk International Law Center, University of Georgia School of LawcropCohen_harlan_columns2012

Global Economic Governance: Harlan Grant Cohen (left), Associate Professor of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, and Managing Editor, AJIL Unboundaxel

Global Governance Practicum: Dr. Axel Marx (left), Deputy Director, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, and Kathleen A. Doty (below right), Associate Director for Global Practice Preparation, Dean Rusk International Law Center, University of kate - CopyGeorgia School of Law

Pivotal to GGSS is a 2-day experts conference to be held at Leuven’s campus in the center of Brussels, capital of Belgium and numerous European Union agencies.

Also supplementing formal study will be professional development trips to the headquarters of the North
europarl_bruxAtlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Parliament (left) in Brussels, as well as the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg. Rounding out the GGSS offerings will be an optional trip to Flanders Fields, formerly a site of battle and now the resting place of many World War I combatants of all nationalities.

Deadline for applications is Monday, April 4, 2016. Details here; U.S.-based students, apply here. All others, including U.S.-based students seeking more information, should contact Kathleen A. Doty, doty[at]uga[dot]edu.

“Adventures in International Legal Research” this Monday

UGA_Law_LibraryWEB3Crossing Borders: Adventures in International Legal Research,” is the topic of a workshop that Anne Burnett, foreign and international law librarian at Georgia Law’s Alexander Campbell King Library, will present this Monday, February 29, from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in Hirsch Hall Room H.

The Dean Rusk International Law Center will host this international legal research workshop, which will provide an overview of the resources and processes for researching international law topics. It’s appropriate for students of all class years and legal-research-experience levels. Brown bag lunches are welcome.

Questions? Email Kathleen A. Doty, the Center’s Associate Director for Global Practice Preparation, doty[at]uga[dot]edu.

Exchange of Notes débuts

We at the Dean Rusk International Law Center are very pleased to announce the début of Exchange of Notes.

With this web platform, we look forward to giving news of events and initiatives at the Center, which has served since 1977 as the nucleus for global research, education, and service at the University of Georgia School of Law.

Exchange of Notes also will provide brief accounts – drafted by our community of faculty, staff, and students – of developments in international law, research, and policy.

Picture1As international lawyers well know, “exchange of notes / échanges des notes” refers to a series of documents, signed by diplomats or similar high-ranking officials, by which countries may enter into agreements. (image credit) The term bears special meaning for us, given that our namesake is former Georgia Law Professor Dean Rusk, whose role in the Cabinets of Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson ranks him as the 2d-longest serving Secretary of State.

We look forward to our own long run.