U.S. Supreme Court "International Law" Year in Review


ASIL's Dispute Resolution Interest Group is hosting a panel discussion of the decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court's 2017-2018 term involving issues relating to international law and/or international relations. The discussion will include an in-depth look at the reasoning behind the decisions in Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC; Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran; Animal Science Products v. Hebei Welcome Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.; and Trump v. Hawaii. Our panelists, comprising some of the leading experts on international law issues, will also explore what these decisions tell us about the current Supreme Court's views on matters of international interest, as well as the influence the newly appointed Justice Gorsuch has had on these issues. Please join us for a lively and interactive discussion and debate.


John B. Bellinger III, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, Former Legal Adviser to the Department of State, 2005 to 2009

Harold Hongju Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law, Yale Law School, Former Legal Adviser to the Department of State, 2009 to 2013

Donald Earl Childress III, Dean of Faculty, Pepperdine University School of Law

Jessica Ellsworth, Partner, Appellate and Supreme Court Litigation, Hogan Lovells LLP

Moderated by:

Charles Kotuby, Partner, Jones Day LLP

Jennifer Permesly, Counsel, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, LLP, ASIL Dispute Resolution Interest Group Co-Chair 

Date and Location

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
ASIL Tillar House
Address 1: 
2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
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