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W&L Transnational Law Institute Presents Lecture on Collaboration in International Law and Relations

The Washington and Lee Transnational Law Institute will present a public lecture by Prof. William Burke-White of the University of Pennsylvania on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 11:00 am in the Millhiser Moot Court Room, Sydney Lewis Hall.

Prof. Burke-White’s talk is titled “International Law and International Relations: Two Decades of Collaboration and a Second Term Agenda.” This event is free and open to the public.

Prof. Burke-White, who serves as Deputy Dean and Professor at UPenn’s law school, is an expert on international law and global governance. He served in the Obama Administration from 2009-2011 on Secretary Clinton’s Policy Planning Staff, providing the Secretary direct policy advice on multilateral diplomacy and international institutions. He was principal drafter of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), Secretary Clinton’s hallmark foreign policy and institutional reform effort.

Prof. Burke-White has written extensively in the fields of international law and institutions, focusing on international criminal and international economic law. His work has addressed issues of post-conflict justice; the International Criminal Court; international human rights, and international arbitration. His current research explores gaps in the global governance system and the challenges of international legal regulation in a world of rising powers and divergent interests.

The Transnational Law Institute, directed by Professor Mark Drumbl, was established in 2006 to support and coordinate teaching innovations, externships, internships, a speaker series and visiting faculty to help prepare students for the increasing globalization of legal practice.

Other upcoming events sponsored by the Transnational Law Institute include a lecture by Yale anthropology professor Kamari Maxine Clarke on the International Criminal Court in Africa. The Institute will also host two visiting scholars this semester, Ralph Henham of Nottingham Law School and Kevin Jon Heller of the University of Melbourne School of Law. Additional speakers are expected during the spring semester.

Learn more about the W&L Law Transnational Law Institute at http://law.wlu.edu/transnational.