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The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law is an integral part of the intellectual life at Vanderbilt Law School. The Journal hosts a biennial symposium on current issues of international and comparative law. Recent symposia have drawn participants from around the world to discuss topics such as foreign state immunity, international law and the arctic, and transborder trusts and estates.
The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law hosted a symposium called “The Role of Non-State Actors in International Law” at Vanderbilt University Law School in February 2013. The October issue of the Journal will showcase articles by distinguished symposium guests including:
- Mr. Ian Smillie, “Blood Diamonds and Non-State Actors”
- Professor Jean d’Aspremont, “Cognitive Conflicts and the Making of International Law from Empirical Concord to Conceptual Discord in Legal Scholarship”
- Professor Peter J. Spiro, “Constraining Global Corporate Power: A Very Short Introduction”
- Professor Suzanne Katzenstein
- Professor Peter Margulies
- Professor Harlan G. Cohen
Feb 2011: Foreign State Immunity at Home and Abroad – The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law published scholarly articles related to this symposium in vol-44-no-4 and vol-44-no-5 (2011).
Feb 2009: Mounting Tensions and Melting Ice: Exploring the Legal and Political Future of the Arctic — The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law published scholarly articles related to this symposium in vol-42-no-4 (2009).
The 2012-13 Jonathan I. Charney Distinguished Lecture in Public International Law.
The lecture series honors Jonathan I. Charney, an expert in international law who held the Lee S. & Charles A. Speir Chair at Vanderbilt Law School until his death in 2002. The lecture is supported by the Jonathan I. Charney Memorial Fund. To view the most recent lecture, see below: