Journal of International & Comparative Law holds 10th anniversary symposium

Author: Notre Dame Law School

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The Notre Dame Journal of International & Comparative Law marked its 10th anniversary on February 21 with its annual symposium.

The symposium featured two panels and a debate, all incorporating the theme of "International Law and the Rule of Law."

The symposium's opening remarks and videos of all three sessions can be viewed below.

Opening Remarks

  • Mary Ellen O'Connell, Robert & Marion Short Professor of Law and Research Professor of International Dispute Resolution–Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
  • G. Marcus Cole, Joseph A. Matson Dean and Professor of Law

Panel #1: International Law, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law

  • Moderator: Professor Roger Alford (Notre Dame Law School)
  • Panelists: Professor Douglass Cassel (Notre Dame Law School), Professor Diane Desierto (Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame), and Professor Christina Cerna (Georgetown University Law Center)

Debate: The Promise of International Law — Legalism v. Realism

  • Moderator: Professor Michael C. Desch (Department of Political Science, University of Notre Dame)
  • Debaters: Professor John Mearsheimer (Department of Political Science, University of Chicago) and Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell (Notre Dame Law School)

Panel #2: International Law, International Relations, and the Rule of Law

  • Moderator: Mr. Thomas A. Durkin
  • Panelists: Dr. Karen Greenberg (Fordham University School of Law), Professor Brad Roth (Wayne State University Law School), Professor Vasuki Nesiah (Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University)

Originally published on the Journal of International & Comparative Law's website at