Fitting tribute for Georgia Law Prof. Louis B. Sohn (1914-2006): conference and plaque in Lviv, city of his birth

Since arriving at the University of Georgia School of Law in 2011, I have had the very great honor of holding the Emily & Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law – a chair established decades ago to welcome the renowned international lawyer and academic, Louis B. Sohn (prior posts). Professor Sohn’s record of achievement as… Continue reading Fitting tribute for Georgia Law Prof. Louis B. Sohn (1914-2006): conference and plaque in Lviv, city of his birth

Thoughts on ASIL annual meeting, by Sohn Fellow Johann Ebongom

Johann Ebongom, one of several Georgia Law students who traveled to Washington last month as Louis B. Sohn Professional Development Fellows, reflects below on that experience. This Saturday Ebongom, a lawyer from Cameroon, will receive his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree at our commencement ceremony. From April 12-15, I, along with University of Georgia School… Continue reading Thoughts on ASIL annual meeting, by Sohn Fellow Johann Ebongom

Washington week: Our Louis B. Sohn Fellows’ tour of D.C. monuments

During the 2017 American Society of International Law Annual Meeting earlier this month in Washington, D.C., members of our University of Georgia School of Law community took a break from volunteering to spend an evening touring the monuments on the National Mall. On the tour were Georgia Law students who traveled from our Athens campus… Continue reading Washington week: Our Louis B. Sohn Fellows’ tour of D.C. monuments

D.C. week: Sohn Fellow Pentagon tour

This week in D.C.: In their first days volunteering at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, our Louis B. Sohn Professional Development Fellows have witnessed both a panoramic (and pan-American) Grotius Lecture by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and a witty talk by Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer on his new book,… Continue reading D.C. week: Sohn Fellow Pentagon tour

Georgia Law scholars head to D.C. for this week’s American Society of International Law Annual Meeting

The University of Georgia School of Law and its Dean Rusk International Law Center will be well-represented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, to be held March 27-30 at the Washington Hilton, Washington, D.C. In addition to the book award for C. Donald Johnson, our Center’s Director Emeritus, on which… Continue reading Georgia Law scholars head to D.C. for this week’s American Society of International Law Annual Meeting

Georgia Law students, Center take part in ASIL annual meeting in Washington

Many of us the University of Georgia School of Law Dean Rusk International Law Center took part last week in a whirlwind of activities at the American Society of International Law Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Supported by Louis B. Sohn Profession Development Fellowships awarded by our Center, Georgia Law students again volunteered at the… Continue reading Georgia Law students, Center take part in ASIL annual meeting in Washington

Application season opens for University of Georgia School of Law LLM Class of 2019

Today’s the 1st day that foreign-trained lawyers may apply for 2018-19 study toward the Master of Laws, or LL.M., degree at the University of Georgia School of Law. Over the last 4 decades, the law school has produced more than 450 LL.M. graduates, with ties to 75 countries and every continent in the world. They… Continue reading Application season opens for University of Georgia School of Law LLM Class of 2019

Celebrating grads & another great year

Just before University of Georgia School of Law students entered the Spring 2017 exam period, we at the law school’s Dean Rusk International Law Center took a moment to thank and congratulate the many students with whom we work. As listed below, nearly 50 of them will earn JD or LLM  degrees later this month.… Continue reading Celebrating grads & another great year

Center’s e-newsletter recaps last year, looks forward to great 2016-17 events

Very pleased to share the e-newsletter we at the Dean Rusk International Law Center mailed to our University of Georgia School of Law community and beyond. E-mail us ruskintlaw@uga.edu to request direct mailing of future editions. News from Georgia Law’s Dean Rusk International Law Center Since last October, when we rededicated our Louis B. Sohn… Continue reading Center’s e-newsletter recaps last year, looks forward to great 2016-17 events

70 years ago, landmark international criminal law judgment at Nuremberg

This weekend marks the 70th anniversary of the Judgment of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, a moment recorded in this New York Times front page: The judgment established that humans, and not only states, may be held responsible for violations of international law – a principle that the General Assembly endorsed in 1950. Recognition that… Continue reading 70 years ago, landmark international criminal law judgment at Nuremberg