Tom Ginsburg, "What in the World is International Law?: Law Careers in the International Arena"

What does "international law" mean? Does it even exist? How can one become an international lawyer? What do international lawyers do? Tom Ginsburg holds a Ph.D. and J.D. from Berkeley, and is a world-renowned comparative constitutional law scholar. In addition to the University of Chicago, he has taught at the University of Illinois, Kyushu University Faculty of Law, Seoul National University, The University of Pennsylvania, The University of Tokyo Law School, and The University of Trento. He was a legal advisor in The Hague at the US-Iran Claims Tribunal, and has worked at the U.S. Dept. of State, Mekong Region Law Center, The Supreme Court of Mongolia, The Asia Foundation, The Supreme Administrative Court of Montenegro, and many others.

Professor Ginsburg was also a consultant to the Judicial Commission of Afghanistan, currently co-directs the Comparative Constitutions Project, and won the C. Herman Pritchett Award from the American Political Science Association for one of his books, Judicial Review in New Democracies.

This talk was recorded October 27, 2009 and was sponsored by the International Law Society and the Office of Career Services.

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