Free International Legal Lecture

Willamette University College of Law's spring 2004 Paulus Lecturer is international legal expert Judge Stephen M. Schwebel, who will speak on "The Reality of International Adjudication and Arbitration." The event, which is free and open WUCL students and graduates, will be held March 15 at 4:00 p.m. at the law school in the John C. Paulus Great Hall, Room 201.

Schwebel served on the International Court of Justice from 1981-2000. He's served as arbitrator or president in 36 arbitral proceedings and as a member of the Panels of Conciliators and Arbitrators of the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). He has served as President of the International Court of Justice at the Hague.

The author of four books and more than 150 articles on international law, international arbitration and international relations, Schwebel has worked as legal advisor for the US Department of State and as a member of the United National International Law Commission in Geneva.

Schwebel received his BA magna cum laude in government from Harvard College. He studied international law at Trinity College, Cambridge University and received his LLB from Yale Law School. He worked in private practice with White and Case in New York before becoming an Assistant Professor of Law at Harvard and being concurrently appointed as the Burling Professor of International Law in the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins. Schwebel also served as the Executive Vice President and Director of the American Society of International Law.

Judge Schwebel is a member of the Institute de Droit International and has received numerous awards, including the Presidential Medial of the Johns Hopkins University and the Manley O. Hudson Medal of the American Society of International Law. For more information, contact Diane Lohof, events planner, at 503-370-6877 or e-mail.