WUCL Announces 2007 Speaker Series Lineup

Willamette University College of Law has scheduled an impressive lineup of distinguished legal scholars for its Twelfth Annual Speaker Series 2007:

Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Professor Hayden Opie, University of Melbourne
"Anti-Doping Laws and Professional Sports Leagues: A Perspective from Down Under"

Opie will address compliance issues surrounding the World Anti-Doping Code and recent incidents that have raised significant legal issues concerning protection of privacy, freedom of news reporting and limits to government intervention in private activity within Australia' s professional sports leagues.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Professor David D. Caron, University of California at Berkeley
"Why International Courts and Tribunals Look and Behave as They Do"

Caron' s lecture will advance our understanding of and provide explanations for the design and operation of the wide range of international courts and tribunals. He will address the complexity and legalization of modern international relations, as well as the current political assessment that international courts and tribunals can successfully fulfill various political objectives.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Professor Paul Schiff Berman, University of Connecticut
"Seeing Beyond the Limits of International Law"

Berman will attempt to debunk the assumption that states have pre-existing unitary interests that they rationally pursue. He will draw on sociolegal concepts of legal consciousness and legal pluralism to offer an alternative analytical lens for conceptualizing the ways in which multiple lawmaking communities construct, disseminate and negotiate legal norms.

The three lectures will be held at 4 p.m. in Room 218 of the Collins Legal Center on the Willamette University campus.
These events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 503-370-6877 or send an e-mail to Chris Strum.