Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Professor Wiessner Shares Expertise in International Law at Conference in China

St. Thomas Law faculty continues to provide highly sought-after contributions and perspectives on national and international legal issues.

Last month, Professor Siegfried Wiessner participated in the 8th Conference on the New Haven School of Jurisprudence at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, co-sponsored with Yale University and Tulane Law School. His lecture explored “New Haven in Context: A Critical Appraisal of American Classics in International Law.”

Professor Wiessner (standing) delivering lecture: New Haven in Context
He also shared his expertise as moderator of a panel of distinguished scholars from Singapore, China and Australia as they discussed discrete issues of international and domestic dispute resolution.

The New Haven School offers an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis and solution of social problems in international and domestic law. It aims at establishing a world public order of human dignity.

Professor Wiessner (left) moderating panel with (L-R) Professors Locknie Hsu (Singapore), Jane Willems (China) and
Rajesh Dharma (Australia)

Professor Wiessner is a Professor of Law and Founder and Director of our  LL.M. and J.S.D. Programs in Intercultural Human Rights. He teaches U.S. Constitutional Law and International Law and is the author of a number of books and articles in the fields of constitutional law, international law, human rights, the law of indigenous peoples, the law of armed conflict, arbitration, space law and refugee law.

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