Monday, February 4, 2008

YJIL Young Scholars Conference March 1

The Yale Journal of International Law (YJIL) will host its sixth annual Young Scholars Conference on Saturday, March 1, at Yale Law School. At the conference, law students from around the country will present papers on cutting-edge topics in international and comparative law and will receive feedback from distinguished professors in the field. Two of the papers will be published in Vol. 33, No. 2, of YJIL.

The conference will consist of three panels in which the selected student authors present their papers, which examine a wide range of subjects within the field of international and comparative law.  The topics addressed by the papers include the reform of the U.S.-India civil nuclear deal, the African Human Rights Commission, the impact of European migration law on the Slovenian economy and culture, and the legal authority of multinational organizations to authorize the use of military force.

The first panel begins at 9:45 a.m. and will be moderated by Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh. Panel 2 at 11:30 a.m. will be moderated by Columbia law professor Lori Fisler Damrosch ’76. And Panel 3 at 2:00 p.m. will be moderated by Emory law professor Robert B. Ahdieh ’97. At 5:00 p.m., Dean T. Alexander Aleinikoff ’77 of the Georgetown Law Center will deliver a keynote address.

The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, including the complete conference schedule, visit the YJIL website. Questions regarding the conference may be sent to

The Sixth Annual Young Scholars Conference is made possible by the support of the Oscar M. Ruebhausen ’37 Foundation.