Prof. O’Connell Invited to Speak at Atlantic Council-Chatham House Workshop

Mary Ellen Oconnell Mary Ellen O’Connell, the Robert and Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution—Kroc Institute at Notre Dame, will serve as a panelist for a workshop sponsored by the Atlantic Council of the United States and the Royal Institute for International Affairs (Chatham House). Titled “The Use of Force and International Law,” the workshop will be held June 25-26 in Washington, D.C. It is part of an ongoing discussion series called “Transatlantic Dialogues on International Law.”

O’Connell will address the legality of the recent drone attacks in Pakistan in addition to legal issues arising in other cases of the use of force between states.

O’Connell is an expert on the international law governing the use of force. She chairs the International Law Association’s Committee on the Use of Force and is the author of the leading American law school casebook on the subject: International Law and the Use of Force, Cases and Materials (Foundation 2d ed. 2009). She is the lead author of the next edition of The International Legal System (Foundation 7th ed. 2010) as well as the author of The Power and Purpose of International Law (OUP 2008) and International Law and the “Global War on Terrorism” (Editions-Pedone 2007) among many other books and articles.

She teaches a number of courses in the international law area including international law, international law and the use of force, international art law, international dispute resolution, and international environmental law, as well as the law of contracts.
O’Connell is a member of the American Society of International Law, the International Law Association, the Germany Society of International Law, and the International Institute for Humanitarian Law.

For more information, visit Professor O’Connell’s faculty profile page .