Tony Anghie, a Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, delivered the prestigious Grotius Lecture to a capacity crowd of hundreds at the opening plenary session of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) on March 24, 2010. His talk, titled “Should International Law Lead or Follow in Changing Times?” was responded to by the U.S. Department of State’s Director of Policy Planning, Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter. His lecture will be published in the annual proceedings of the organization, forthcoming in late 2010.
Erika George, a Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, also presented at ASIL on March 26, 2010. Her talk, titled “The Rising Use of International Law by African Judiciaries,” explored “the extent to which African courts have increasingly relied upon foreign law or resorted to rules of international law in their decision making,” according to the ASIL website. Her co-panelist was Professor Obiora Okafor of Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.