International Law

National Security-Related Panels at this Weekend's AALS Conference

By Robert Chesney
Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 11:50 PM

It’s that time of year…time for my annual round-up of national security-related offerings at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, which occurs in New Orleans this coming weekend.  The offerings are a bit thinner in number this year than in the recent past, yet there are still many gems.  If you are going to be there, put the following on your calendar:

 Friday January 4

2:00-5:00 Presidential Program, “Assessing the Future of International Criminal Justice: from Nuremberg to the ICC” (Rosedown, 3rd Floor, Hilton)

Saturday January 5

 7:00-8:30 Section on Constitutional Law – Breakfast session on presidential power in the Bush and Obama administration, featuring Professors Michael McConnell and Rick Pildes (Grand Salon 3&6, First Floor, Hilton) (note $40 fee)

3:30-5:15 “The Concept of Peace in Law, Culture, and Society” moderated by Professor Mary Dudziak and including an array of scholars from various disciplines (Fountain, 3rd Floor, Hilton)

Sunday January 6

8:30-10:15 Section on Federal Courts – “Non-Article III Courts: Problems of Principle and Practice” – moderated by Professor Johanna Kalb and including Professor Tom Lee, Steve Vladeck, Troy McKenzie, and Erwin Chemerinky (Belle Chasse, Third Floor)

8:30-10:15 Section on International Human Rights – “Human Rights in Times of Conflict: New Voices in Human Rights” – moderated by Professor Bill Dunlap and including Professors Neomi Rao, JoAnne Sweeney, Timothy Waters, Paul Finkelman, and Diane Marie Amann (Jasperwood, Third Floor)

10:30 to 12:15 Section on National Security Law – “Law for the End of the World as We Know It: Planning for Dystopia” with Professor Steve Dycus moderating, and a panel featuring Lt. Col. Gary Corn (US Army JAG corps), Deputy Associate General Counsel David Delaney (DHS), Professor Peter Raven-Hansen, and Professor Ed Richards.  (Elmwood, Third Floor)