Georgia Law Professors Amann, Cohen, Durkee participate in Research Forum and other ASIL Midyear Meeting events

University of Georgia School of Law Dean Rusk International Law Center professors took part in Research Forum panels at the 2022 American Society of International Law Midyear Meeting, held last weekend in Florida, at the University of Miami School of Law.

Our Center’s Director, Professor Melissa J. “MJ” Durkee (top right), who is also Associate Dean for International Programs and Allen Post Professor here at Georgia Law, presented “The Pledging World Order,” her article forthcoming in Yale Journal of International Law, at a Research Forum panel entitled “Global Trends in International Law-Making,” at which Hannah Birkenkoetter, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, and Nicolas Lamp, Queen’s University Faculty of Law in Canada, presented, with Jeffrey Dunoff, Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, as discussant.

Meanwhile, Diane Marie Amann (left, in yellow jacket), who is Regents’ Professor of International Law, Emily & Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law, and a Faculty Co-Director of our Center, served as discussant for a Research Forum panel, entitled “The Behavior of International Courts,” at which Barbara Bazánth, Alina Papanastasiou, and Piero Vásquez Agüero presented works in progress drawn from their dissertation research. All three are Ph.D. candidates, at, respectively, Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary, University of Cambridge in England, and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

The Editorial Board of the Society’s American Journal of International Law also met during the Midyear Meeting. AJIL Board member Durkee attended in person, while a 3d member of the Georgia Law faculty, AJIL Board member Harlan Grant Cohen (bottom right), who is the Gabriel M. Wilner/UGA Foundation Professor in International Law and a Faculty Co-Director of our Center, attended online.

Present at this weekend’s biennial meeting of the ASIL Executive Council were Durkee, who is a Council member, and Amann, who is an ASIL Counsellor.

Georgia Law Professor Bruner serves as commentator at University of Oslo launch of book on business and sustainability

Christopher M. Bruner, the Stembler Family Distinguished Professor in Business Law here at the University of Georgia School of Law, served as a commentator Thursday at a book launch hosted by the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo, Norway.

The book, Innovating Business for Sustainability: Regulatory Approaches in the Anthropocene (Elgar 2022) is an essay collection edited by Professors Beate Sjåfjell, University of Oslo, Carol Liao, University of British Columbia in Canada, and Aikaterini Argyrou, Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands. All three co-editors took part in the online launch event. Professor Cecilia Bailliet of the University of Oslo served as commentator along with Georgia Law Professor Bruner.

In a published item regarding the book – which is the second publication under the auspices of Daughters of Themis: International Network of Female Business Scholars – Bruner has written:

“There is growing recognition that the interconnected global crises we face require urgent reforms to the conduct of business, yet the nature and extent of such reforms remain hotly debated. This essential volume compellingly argues that we must embed the concept of sustainability at the very heart of corporate law, and the authors’ expert analyses challenge us to rethink prevailing regulatory approaches in light of the gendered nature of existing structures and the complexity of social-ecological systems.”