Symposium Agenda

The Function of Judges and Arbitrators in International Law

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

8:30-9:00am         Registration and Breakfast (Greenberg Lounge)

9:00-9:30am         Welcome and Opening Remarks:

Dean Trevor Morrison Clarence D. Ashley Professor of Law, and Dean, New York University   School of Law 

Carolin Guentert ’14   Senior Symposium Editor, Journal of International Law and Politics New York University School of Law

Alyson Zureick ‘14 Editor in Chief, Journal of International Law and Politics, New York University School of Law

Professor José Alvarez Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law, and Faculty Advisor, New York University School of Law  

9:30-10:45am         Panel One: Competing Theories of Justice and Adjudication: the Role of Judges in International Law 

Moderator: Cesare Romano Professor of International Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles; and Editor of OXFORD HANDBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL ADJUDICATION (2014)

President Theodor Meron Judge, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; President, Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, and Charles L. Denison Professor of Law Emeritus and Judicial Fellow, New York University School of Law

Judge Stephen Schwebel President, Administrative Tribunal of the World Bank; Former Judge and President, International Court of Justice; and International Arbitrator

*Geir Ulfstein Professor of Public and International Law, University of Oslo; and Deputy Director, PluriCourts, The Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo

10:45-12:00pm         Panel Two: Cross-Judging: Dialogue in the International Judicial System 

Moderator: Gráinne de Búrca Florence Ellinwood Allen Professor of Law, New York University School of Law; Director, Hauser Global Law Faculty; and Director, Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice

Eyal Benvenisti Global Visiting Professor of Law, New York University School of Law; and Anny and Paul Yanowicz Professor of Human Rights, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law

*André Nollkaemper  Professor of Public International Law and Vice-Dean for Research, Faculty of Law, University of Amsterdam; and Academic Director, Amsterdam Center for International Law

Georg Nolte Professor of Public International Law, Humboldt University;  Member of the International Law Commission of the United Nations; and LAPA Fellow, Princeton University 

Alec Stone Sweet Leitner Professor of International Law, Politics, and International Studies, Yale Law School

12:00-1:15pm       Lunch Break Speakers and moderators and the guests of the Rubin family are invited to the Snow Dining Room for lunch and remarks by Linda Silberman, Martin Lipton Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, and Jeannie Forrest, Vice Dean, New York University School of Law

1:15-2:30pm         Panel Three:Lawmakers or Dispute Settlers? The Role of Arbitrators in International Arbitration 

Moderator: Donald Donovan Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; President, American Society of International Law 

Andrea Bjorklund L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law, McGill University Faculty of Law

Franco Ferrari    Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, and Director, Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law 

Brian King Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP 

2:30-3:30pm        Event: A Conversation about the Future of International Courts and Tribunals

Moderator: José Alvarez 

*Andreas Føllesdal Professor of Political Philosophy, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo; and Director, PluriCourts, The Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo

*Laurence Helfer Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law 

3:30-3:45pm     Closing Remarks

Judge Lech Garlicki Global Visiting Professor of Law, New York University School of Law; Former Judge, Constitutional Court, Poland; and Former Judge, European Court of Human Rights

After 4 pm:        Alumni Dinner hosted by Herbert Rubin 

* Speakers affiliated with PluriCourts