The Yale Journal of International Law’s 50th Anniversary Conference: Celebrating the Work of W. Michael Reisman

8:45-9:00 – Welcome

Oona Hathaway, Yale Law School
Kathleen Claussen, Georgetown Law

Ali Hakim, Yale Journal of International Law

9:00-10:20 – Panel: Continuity and Change: From the Cold War to Ukraine


Oona Hathaway, Yale Law School


James E. Baker, Syracuse University College of Law: “Reisman’s Rules: Placing Intelligence and Collective Security in Context Two Years After Russia’s Full-Scale Invasion of Ukraine”

Lea Brilmayer, Yale Law School: “Third State Remedies in International Law”

Siegfried Wiessner, St. Thomas University College of Law: “Michael Reisman and the Inner Worlds of Others: A Guiding Light for Indigenous Re-Empowerment”

10:40-12:00 – Panel: Procedures and Structures for Sanctioning Deviance


Andrea Armstrong, Loyola University New Orleans


Sherri Burr, University of New Mexico School of Law: “The Prescient W. Michael Reisman: Analyzing Public Order in His Law in Brief Encounters”

Manuel Casas, Twenty Essex: “Non-Judicialization and Dejudicialization in International Law”

Aloysius Llamzon, King & Spalding: “The Reciprocity Puzzle in Transnational Corruption: Weighing Relative Responsibility of Private and Public Actors in International Law”

Brian Richardson, Cornell Law School: “Comity and the Criminal Law”

12:15-1:15 – Lunch Panel: Conversation with Past YJIL EICs


Kathleen Claussen, Georgetown Law | Volume 35 Editor-in-Chief


Lauren Baer, Arena | Volume 32 Editor-in-Chief

Jason File, U.S. Council for International Business | Volume 24 Editor-in-Chief

Aileen Nowlan, Environmental Defense Fund | Volume 37 Editor-in-Chief

Anirudh Sivaram, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton | Volume 45 Editor-in-Chief

1:30-2:50 – Panel: Economic Coercion


Monica Hakimi, Columbia Law School


Jacob Katz Cogan, University of Cincinnati College of Law: “Economic Coercion Revisited”

Farshad Ghodoosi, David Nazarian College of Business and Economics at California State University, Northridge: “Against Sanctions”

Gregor Novak, General Secretariat of the Council of the EU DG for External Relations: “Unilateral Sanctions and International Lawmaking”

Jingxia Shi, Renmin University of China School of Law: “The Quest for the Future of WTO: From the Perspective of World Order”

3:10-4:30 – Panel: The New Haven School of International Law


Aslı Bâli, Yale Law School


Eyal Benvenisti, University of Cambridge: “Looking Into the Future of the Law on International Organizations: Insights from the New Haven School”

Harold Hongju Koh, Yale Law School: “Process, Policy, and Values: Michael Reisman and the New New Haven School of International Law”

Viviane Meunier-Rubel: “Environmental Protection through Civic Enforcement, or the Proceduralization of International Environmental Law”

4:30-4:45 – Closing

Sarah Myers & Ding Yuan, Yale Journal of International Law

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