Temple Law Professors Speak at ABILA International Law Weekend Conference

From October 19-21, the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) and the International Law Students Association (ILSA) held the annual International Law Weekend conference in New York City.  The event, entitled “International Law in Challenging Times,” brought together hundreds of scholars and practitioners, including three Temple Law professors and one professor from Temple University.

Professor Jeffrey Dunoff, the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Law and Director of LL.M. in Transnational Law Program at Temple Law, participated in a panel entitled “Structural Constraints on Judicial Arbitrators’ Independence.”  Mark Pollock, a Professor of Political Science and Law at Temple University moderated the discussion.  Panelists identified and analyzed recent efforts by states to constrain the powers of international courts and tribunals, as well as the strategies judges and arbitrators use to maintain their autonomy and independence.

Professor Jaya Ramji-Nogales, the Stern Professor of Law, took part in a discussion entitled “Defining Global Migration.”  The panel explored the emergence of global migration law beyond the Refugee Convention and considered its application to the growing contradictions of state responses to unstoppable migration flows.  Further, the panel addressed the existing dispersion of migration law through other international law fields, including human rights and humanitarian law, the law of the sea, international labor law, the law of trafficking, and trade law.

Professor Peter Spiro moderated the “Defining Global Migration” panel.  Professor Spiro holds the Charles Weiner Chair in international law.  His specialities include international law and U.S. constitutional law.  He is a leading expert on dual citizenship.



Professor Jaya Ramji-Nogales (far right) takes part in the “Defining Global Migration” panel, as Professor Peter Spiro (second to right) moderates.
Professor Jeffrey Dunoff presents on the “Structural Constraints on Judicial Arbitrators’ Independence” panel.