GW Law and the U.S. Supreme Court on International Law Issues

In 2012, The George Washington Law School was involved in many notable projects related to international law in United States domestic courts.

A Historic Conversation Between the U.S. Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights

In March, the law school, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Legal Adviser, hosted a historic conversation between four U.S. Supreme justices and seven members of the European Court of Human Rights.  The discussion focused on judicial and political systems, institutional challenges, freedom of expression, and extraterritoriality.

International Law in Domestic Courts’ faculty adviser, Dinah Shelton, GW Law Professor and Inter-American Commission on Human Rights President, attended the event and contributed to the conversation.

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Check a video from the session:

GW Law Faculty Submit Amicus Briefs to the Supreme Court

Professor Ralph Steinhardt submitted an amicus curiae brief in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, which was re-argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on October 1, 2012.  His brief was in support of the petitioners, and he filed as counsel on behalf of several international law scholars. He also assisted Paul Hoffman, counsel for petitioners, in preparing for the oral argument and was at counsel’s table during the argument.

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