AALS international law section seeks papers for January annual meeting

aalsLogoThe Association of American Law Schools Section on International Law welcomes papers on the “The Influence of International Law on U.S. Government Decision-Making,” the topic of the panel it will sponsor from 10:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Sunday, January 4, 2015, at the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Organizers write:

This panel will explore the role that international law plays in informing the policy outcomes arrived at by U.S. government decision-makers. To what extent is international law determinative or even influential, and to what extent does the policy area, the branch of government, or the ideological orientation of the decision-maker matter? As a more practical matter, at what stage in the decision-making process is international law taken into account and who are the most influential actors? How can academics be most influential in that process?

A number of current or former U.S. government officials are already schedule to present on the panel; one additional presenter will be chosen from the call for papers, open to full-time faculty members of AALS member law schools.

Deadline for submission of manuscripts or detailed abstracts  is September 2, 2014. For details, contact the Section Chair, Southern Illinois University Law Professor Cindy Galway Buys, an IntLawGrrls contributor, at cbuys [at] siu [dot] edu.

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