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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 symposiums 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.

2015 Symposium

The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law sponsored a one-day symposium on February 13, 2015, This is Not a Drill: Confronting Legal Issues in the Wake of International Disasters.

Recent international disasters, both environmental and humanitarian, have resulted in trails of destruction and destitution, as well as an uncertain legal landscape.  In response to this situation, the International Law Commission (ILC) has completed a draft report addressing the protection of persons when disasters occur.  The Journal’s 2015 Symposium, This is Not a Drill: Confronting Legal Issues in the Wake of International Disasters, addressed current international disaster response topics.  The event focused on an in-depth review of the ILC draft.  Two additional panels addressed environmental effects and disaster assistance in the wake of various types of international disasters.  Symposium participants included leading scholars and policy-makers from across the country and abroad.

Videos: Click here to view videos from This is Not a Drill.

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Past Symposia

February 2013: 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 2013 issue of the Journal (Vol. 46 No. 4) showcased articles by distinguished symposium guests including:

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).

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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:

 


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Please join us in congratulating the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law 2014-2015 Annual Award Winners.

Read the Journal’s latest issue (Vol. 48 No. 1) here.

Video is now available from the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law‘s latest symposium, This is Not a Drill: Confronting Legal Issues in the Wake of International Disasters. Watch them here.

We are pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Board of Editors.

The Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law mourns the death of its founder, Professor Harold G. Maier.

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