Inaugural meeting, Dean Rusk International Law Center Council


Associate Dean Diane Marie Amann reviews Center initiatives with Council members

We were delighted this weekend to welcome the alums, faculty, and friends who took part in the inaugural meeting of the Dean Rusk International Law Center Council. Some joined us for breakfast here in Athens, while others participated via videolink from as far away as the Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot in Vienna.

Topics included this past year’s many events and initiatives, with respect to faculty and curriculum, team-building, website and other outreach, study abroad at Leuven and Oxford, LLMs, international trainings, and research.

We concluded by giving thanks for the support and good counsel of our Council members:

Alumni/ae Division

Charles A. Hunnicutt (JD 1975), Senior Counsel, Thompson Hine, Washington, D.C. (Chair)
Charles A. “Chuck” Allen (JD 1982), Deputy General Counsel for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, D.C.
Jason Carter (JD 2004), Partner at Bondurant Mixson & Elmore and Chairman of The Carter Center Board of Trustees, Atlanta, Georgia


From left, Joe Miller, Charlie Hunnicutt and Mary Chaffin

Mary Chaffin (JD 1982), General Counsel, Accion, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Ertharin Cousin (JD 1982), Executive Director of the U.N. World Food Programme, Rome, Italy (invited, not yet confirmed)
Tess Davis (JD 2009), Executive Director, The Antiquities Coalition, Washington, D.C.
Thomas J. Harrold Jr. (JD 1969), Partner, Miller & Martin PLLC, Atlanta, Georgia
David Hull (JD 1983), Partner, Van Bael & Bellis, Brussels, Belgium
Ashland Johnson (JD 2011), Director of Policy & Campaigns, Athlete Ally, Washington, D.C.
Theodore W. Kassinger (JD 1978), Partner, O’Melveny & Myers, Washington, D.C.
Kenneth Klein (JD 1976), Partner, Mayer Brown, Washington, D.C.
Terry Smith Labat (JD 1977), Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Analysis in the International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.
June Lee (JD 1996), Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, Atlanta, Georgia


Tom Harrold and Tiana Mykkelvedt

Tiana S. Mykkeltvedt (JD 2003), Associate, Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLP, Atlanta, Georgia
Anita E.J. Ninan (LLM 1991), Advocate, Bar Council of Delhi, India, and Of Counsel, Arnall Golden Gregory, Atlanta, Georgia
Kannan Rajarathinam (LLM 1988), Head of Office, United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, Basra, Iraq
Walter Ruiz (JD 1996), Commander, U.S. Navy, Office of the Chief Defense Counsel, Military Commissions Department of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.


From left, Student Ambassador Taryn Arbeiter, Christof Siefarth, Laura Tate Kagel, Center’s Director of International Professional Education, and Anita Ninan

Christof Siefarth (LLM 1986), Partner, GÖRG law firm, Cologne, Germany (ex officio election by LLM Alumni Association)
Teri A. Simmons (JD 1989), Partner, Arnall Golden Gregory, Atlanta, Georgia
Stephen O. Spinks (JD 1976), Managing Partner, Sidley & Austin, Brussels, Belgium
Alan N. Sutin (JD 1984), Greenberg Traurig LLP, New York, New York
Audrey Winter (JD 1980), Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for China, Washington, D.C.


W. Benjamin Barkley (JD 1991), partner, Kilpatrick Townsend, Atlanta, Georgia
Kevin Conboy (JD 1979), Visiting Professor of Law, James L. Clayton Center for Entrepreneurial Law, University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee
Johnny Isakson, U.S. Senator for Georgia, Washington, D.C.
► C. Donald Johnson (JD 1973), Director Emeritus, Dean Rusk International Law Center
Adalberto Jordan, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
Jim Marshall, Immediate Past President, U.S. Institute of Peace, Macon, Georgia
Philip Ray (JD 1978), Principal, PhilRay-IDR International Dispute Resolution, Nürnberg, Germany
Peter White, President, Southern Center for International Studies, Atlanta, Georgia

Faculty Division

Diane Marie Amann, Associate Dean for International Programs & Strategic Initiatives and Emily & Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law; Special Adviser to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Children in & affected by Armed Conflict (public international law, international criminal law, laws of war, children’s rights)
Mehrsa Baradaran, J. Alton Hosch Associate Professor of Law (banking law, financial services regulation)


Kathleen Doty, Center’s Associate Director for Global Practice Preparation, and Kent Barnett

Kent Barnett, Assistant Professor of Law (administrative law, international sales of goods)
Jason Cade, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Community Health Partnership Clinic (immigration law)
Harlan G. Cohen, Associate Professor of Law and Managing Editor, AJIL Unbound (global governance, foreign relations law, human rights, international trade)
Joseph S. Miller, Professor of Law and Director of Oxford Spring Semester Study Abroad (intellectual property, antitrust, telecommunications)
Usha Rodrigues, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and M.E. Kilpatrick Chair of Corporate Finance & Securities Law (corporate governance, business ethics)
Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge, Dean & Herman E. Talmadge Chair of Law (international litigation, international arbitration, international business transactions)
James C. Smith, John Byrd Martin Chair of Law and President of the global Association for Law, Property and Society (property, real estate)
Larry D. Thompson, John A. Sibley Professor in Corporate & Business Law, former General Counsel of Pepsico, and former U.S. Deputy Attorney General (corporate responsibility, white collar crimes, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act)


Mike Wells and Taryn Arbeiter

Michael Wells, Marion and W. Colquitt Carter Chair in Tort & Insurance Law and former co-director of Brussels study abroad

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