Hot Topics in International Adjudication & John Sumner Stead Lecture

John and Frances Angelos Law Center
12th Floor

Hot Topics in International Adjudication & John Sumner Stead Lecture

You are warmly invited to attend "Hot Topics in International Adjudication," cosponsored by the American Society of International Law's International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group (ICTIG), UB's Center for International and Comparative Law, and FRD.

Event Program

6 – 7:15 p.m.  “How Independent Should International Judges Be?"

This Panel will examine controversies in the selection of international judges and arbitrators on different international adjudicative bodies, including the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and in investor-state disputes, such as those convened under the auspices of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes.


  • Chiara Giorgetti, Associate Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Juan A. Millán, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Monitoring & Enforcement (Acting), Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
  • Alpha Sesay, Advocacy Officer, Open Society Justice Initiative


  • Nienke Grossman, Associate Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law, ICTIG Co-Chair


7:15 - 7:45 p.m.   Cocktail Reception

7:45 - 9 pm  John Sumner Stead Lecture by Sean D. Murphy
“A Rocky Road: The Philippines v. China Arbitration Concerning the South China Sea"

Sean D. Murphy, Member, U.N. International Law Commission,
Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School 

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Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request 10 days prior to a campus event and 30 days prior to an event requiring travel.

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