The Practice of International Law
24 June 2008
Professor James Crawford SC
University of Cambridge
When:Tuesday 24 June, 5.30 for 5.40-6.45pm
Where:Lecture Theatre 9, Level 2, Sydney Law School
173-175 Phillip St (crn King & Elizabeth Streets)
Drinks are provided.
About the seminar: As one of the world's most sought-after international law practitioners, arbitrators and scholars, Professor Crawford will discuss some of the trends in international law practice: the proliferation of forums and sources of law, issues of specialization, the role of practitioners and academics, and the realm of the "political" and the "legal" in international affairs.
Professor James Crawford is Whewell Professor of International Law at the University of Cambridge and Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. He was previously the Challis Professor of International Law at Sydney Law School and is a current member of the Advisory Board of the Sydney Centre for International Law. He was previously a member of the International Law Commission and is well known for his leading work on the ILC Articles on State Responsibility. Professor Crawford has appeared before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, among others. His cases include the Israeli Wall Advisory Opinion, the Nuclear Weapons Advisory Opinion, the Nauru Case, the East Timor Case, the Oil Platforms Case, the Danube Dam Case, and the Genocide Case, among many others.
Location: Lecture Theatre 9, Level 2, Sydney Law School