Two Gonzaga University School of Law student organizations and other groups will host an international law symposium titled, “The Use and Effect of International Law in U.S. Courts” from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Friday, March 24 in the Barbieri Courtroom at the GU School of Law.
The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Gonzaga Journal of International Law, the American Constitution Society, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Gonzaga International Law Society.
The seminar will examine the use and effectiveness of international law in U.S. courts, including the nation’s current policy that allows domestic spying in certain cases. Continuing legal education credits are being sought for the symposium.
In addition, expert panels will be formed to discuss various topics. Jim McDevitt, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, will form a panel to discuss “The Patriot Act”; Tony Anghie, the Samuel D. Thurman Professor at the S.J. Quinney School of Law, University of Utah, will form a panel to discuss: “The Governance of Backward Territories: The Vision of Elihu Root”; David Aronofsky, University of Montana general counsel, and an adjunct faculty member in its schools of Law and Education, will form a panel to discuss: “Using International Law to Decide Tough Cases”; Ved P. Nanda, the Thompson G. Marsh Professor of Law and director of the International Legal Studies Program at the University of Denver College of Law, will form a panel and discuss a topic to be announced; and Breean Beggs, chief catalyst at the Center for Justice in Spokane, will form a panel to discuss: “Domestic Spying in the Age of Terror.”
For more information, please contact student organizers Micah LeBank, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Travis Jones, at email@example.com