The George Washington Law Review Symposium: The Law of U.S. Foreign Relations


Law Review Annual Symposium: The George Washington Law Review is thrilled to announce its annual symposium for this year, The Law of U.S. Foreign Relations, cosponsored by the American Society for International Law (ASIL). The symposium has been planned in connection with Professors Sean Murphy and Edward Swaine, whose book of the same title will be published by Oxford University Press. Their forthcoming book examines the constitutional and historical foundations of congressional, executive branch, and judicial authority in foreign affairs, which touches vital areas such as human rights and war powers; for example, the process of U.S. adherence to treaties and other international agreements is closely scrutinized, as well as how such law, as well as customary international law and the law-making acts of international organizations, can become a source of U.S. law. With an eye to this new publication and to cutting-edge issues in this dynamic field, the symposium contributors will explore select issues of U.S. foreign relations law, focusing in particular on structural aspects of U.S. governance in this area and the role of courts in resolving foreign relations cases. The Symposium will take place throughout the day on Friday, October 7, 2022. Professor Harold Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law at Yale Law School, will deliver the keynote address. Click here to register. Thank you to Professors Murphy and Swaine and to Dean Celorio for their hard work helping to plan this year’s symposium.

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Date and Location

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 8:00am to 5:30pm
The George Washington University Law School - Jacob Burns Moot Court Room
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