The "Case Global" program at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, ranked as one of the top international law programs in the nation four out of the past five years, is composed of the Canada-US Law Institute (est. 1976), the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center (endowed in 1991), the War Crimes Research Office (est. 2002), the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy (est. 2004), the Summer Institute for Global Justice in The Netherlands (est. 2005), and the Cyberspace Law and Policy Office (est. 2008).
Case Global Video Wins "Telly Award"
Case School of Law's video about our international law program, "Open Up Your World," (on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXaVVo7kGiA), has won a 2009 "Telly Award." Now in its 30th year, the Telly Awards are bestowed each year to honor outstanding television commercials and non-broadcast video productions.
MOU with newest International Criminal Tribunal
The War Crimes Research Office has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the newly established UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon, under which Case students and professors will provide the Office of the Prosecutor with research memoranda and supporting documents on issues pending before the Tribunal. The War Crimes Research Office has similar MOUs with the Special Court for Sierra Leone, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
News of our International Law Faculty
Professor Michael Scharf, Director of the Cox Center, will be named the John Deaver Drinko - Baker & Hostetler Professor of Law at a chairing ceremony at the law school on October 13. Scharf's thirteenth book, Shaping Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis: The Role of International Law and the State Department Legal Adviser (co-authored by Paul Williams), will be published by Cambridge University Press in December 2009.
Associate Dean Jacqueline Lipton, who also serves as Associate Director of the Cox Center, has recently published (or had accepted for publication) cyberlaw-related articles in the
Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Washington and Lee Law Review, UC Davis Law Review, Cardozo Law Review, Iowa Law Review,
Northwestern University Law Review, and Denver University Law Review.
Professor Robert Strassfeld, Associate Director of the Cox Center and Director of the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy, has an article entitled Is it Time for the United States to be More Like Canada? in the upcoming 2009 issue of the Canada-United States Law Review.
Professor Jonathan Adler, director of the Center for Business Law and Regulation, who teaches international environmental law courses and seminars, has been writing and speaking on climate change policy. His recent work on this topic has appeared in Hamline Law Review, William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, and the Penn State Environmental Law Review.
Professor Richard Gordon is serving as Advisor on Governance and Ethics Reform for the International Monetary Fund. His article, On the Use and Abuse of Standards for Law: Global Governance and Offshore Centers, will be published in the fall 2009 issue of the North Carolina Law Review. His book, Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2009.
Professor Cassandra Robertson's article, Judgment Identity and Independence, which focuses on the authors of the White House Torture Memos, will be published in the fall 2009 issue of the Connecticut Law Review.
Professor Jon Groetzinger, former Senior Vice President and General Counsel of American Greetings, has been widely quoted in recent newspaper articles about the international ramifications of the GM Bankruptcy, including LA Daily News, Business Week, Washington Post, Forbes, Miami Herald, Chicago Tribune, and Boston Globe.
Ra'id Juhi, Chief Investigative Judge of the Iraqi High Tribunal during the Saddam Hussein Trial, is the Cox Center Jurist in Residence for the 2009-2010 academic year. Judge Juhi will also be enrolled in the LL.M in U.S. and Global Legal Studies Program.
- September 2, 2009 (noon) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navanethem Pillay will deliver the Cox Lecture at Case School of Law and accept the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center's "International Humanitarian Award for Advancing Global Justice."
- September 9, 2009 (12:30 PM) - Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, will deliver the Inamori Ethics Prize Lecture at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, co-sponsored by the Cox Center.
- September 9, 2009 (4:30 PM) - David Crane, former Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, and Eli Rosenbaum, Director of the Department of Justice Office of Special Investigations, and two-dozen other speakers from the US and Canada will participate in a special ceremony in honor of the late Professor Henry T. King, Jr.
- September 11, 2009 - The Cox Center will host "After Guantanamo: The Way Forward - Four Roundtables on Reconciling National Security and the Rule of Law," with keynote by General John D. Altenberg, former Convening Authority for the Military Commissions.
- October 22-23, 2009 - the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy will host an international conference, "Somebody's Watching Me: Surveillance and Privacy in an Age of National Insecurity."
- November 12-13, 2009 - the Office of Cyberspace Law and Policy will host a conference, "Signifiers in Cyberspace: Domain Names and Online Trademarks."
- April 2010 - ICJ Judge Christopher Greenwood will deliver the Klatsky Seminar in Human Rights.
- April 8-10, 2010 - The Canada-US Law Institute presents its annual conference, "Convergence or Divergence? Regulatory Harmonization and the Canada-US. Relationship."
The webcasts of these events can be viewed live or anytime at: http://law.case.edu/lectures