World Cops without World Courts: Georgetown Journal of International Law Symposium

By Rick Mendenhall

Fasten your seatbelts, fellow international law enthusiasts! Your very own Georgetown Journal of International Law is hosting a symposium next Friday April 10 on the Gewirz 12th Floor. The theme of the panel discussion will be World Cops Without World Courts, but topics will also include: the foreign affairs power and modern Supreme Court jurisprudence, practitioners before international institutions, and alternate venues for international law. A reception will follow closing remarks from 4:45 until 5:30.

To the avid SCOTUSblog follower, the foreign affairs power is no stranger. Just last November SCOTUS heard arguments in Zivotofsky v. Kerry. While the case dealt with a relatively tame statute that regulated the Secretary of State’s conduct, the foreign affairs power may have larger significance in the coming months due to the multilateral Iranian treaty the United States is negotiating as we speak. If issues like these interest you, be sure to join us next Friday!