Panel on Teaching International Law

If interested, please consider zooming in for this exciting panel on the topic of teaching International Law.

Teaching International Law During Challenging Times

(sponsored by the American Branch of the International Law Association & the American Society of International Law, Teaching International Law Interest Group)

Friday, October 2, Noon – 1:30 p.m. EST

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Moderator: Milena Sterio, The Charles R. Emrick Jr. – Calfee Halter & Griswold Professor of Law, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Panelists: Mark Wojcik, Professor of Law, UIC John Marshall Law School; Cindy Buys, Professor of Law, Southern Illinois University School of Law; Jennifer Trahan, Clinical Professor, Center for Global Affairs, New York University; Darin Johnson, Associate Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law

Panel Description:

This panel will address the very important topic of teaching International Law during challenging times, such as the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. International Law has occupied a less central role within American law schools’ curricula. At many law schools, International Law is taught as an upper-level elective course; thus, numerous American law school students graduate without ever having had exposure to International Law. It is this panel’s starting premise that International Law is a crucial course of study for every law school student; that International Law occupies a very important place in every lawyer’s practice; that International Law should be taught more frequently at all law schools in the U.S.; and that during the Covid-19 pandemic – a challenging time for all – the role of International Law should be re-emphasized and the course taught to all students. This panel will thus focus on exchanging best practices in terms of teaching International Law, with a particular emphasis on best practices regarding remote/online and/or hybrid teaching of International Law. The panelists will engage in an exchange of teaching practices and ideas, and they will share sources and tips regarding remote/online teaching of International Law. What are the best ways of “transferring” a traditional International Law course to an online/hybrid model? What teaching sources are best in an online/hybrid format? What video/audio/graphic sources may help to enhance the online/hybrid delivery of an International Law course? What challenges may teachers and students experience when enrolled in a non-traditional International Law course?

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