About our Center

uga_nachtNamed after Dean Rusk (1909-94), the former U.S. Secretary of State who taught at Georgia Law in the last decades of his career, the Dean Rusk International Law Center has served since 1977 as a nucleus for global research, education, and service. Located in the law school’s Dean Rusk Hall (left), the Center, through its amazing staff:

► Prepares students for practice through study abroad – Global Governance Summer School in Leuven, Belgium, and spring semester at Oxford – and Global Externships at home and overseas

►Serves not only students studying for the Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree, but also foreign-trained lawyers who pursue the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree

► Fosters the teaching and scholarship of Georgia Law’s internationally recognized faculty, including: Georgia Law Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge, an expert in international arbitration; Diane Marie Amann, Associate Dean for International Programs & Strategic Initiatives and Emily & Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law, who leads our Center and also serves as the Special Adviser to the International Criminal Court Prosecutor on Children in & affected by Armed Conflict; and Professor Harlan G. Cohen, whose expertise includes global governance, foreign relations law, human rights, and international trade

Organizes lectures and conferences on topics like intellectual property, children and international criminal justice, the environment, international arbitration, nuclear proliferation, and U.S. trade with CubaIJT_brochCvr

► Hosts international trainings for judges and practitioners

Partners in these efforts have included student organizations like the Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law, the Georgia Society of International & Comparative Law, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court, and the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot teams, as well as the Georgia Law Project on Armed Conflict & Children, the university’s African Studies Institute and its Willson Center for Humanities & Arts, plus the state’s Institute of Continuing Judicial Education, as well as the American Society of International Law, the Atlanta International Arbitration Society, Junior International Law Scholars Association, and the International Committee of the Red Cross.

More information here.

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