BJIL Symposium: Beyond the Rankings

The Berkeley Journal of International Law is hosting its annual Stefan A. Riesenfeld symposium today at Berkeley Law. Each year the symposium focuses on an important contemporary issue in international law, and scholars and experts on the issue are invited to speak. The symposium is open to the public, and is regularly attended by some of international law’s most esteemed individuals.

This year, the symposium is on the use of indicators as a way to measure governance and the rule of law. The symposium will begin with a key note address by Ms. Anne-Marie Leroy, General Counsel of the World Bank, followed by two panel discussions: the first on the use of indicators today and their shortcomings, and the second on improvements and solutions for the future. The symposium will conclude with an annual banquet, where the Stefan A. Riesenfeld Award will be given to individual for their distinguished service in international law.  

Travaux is proud to take part in this year’s symposium by live blogging during Ms. Leroy’s key note address, and during the first panel presentation. The first panel—on the challenges and opportunities for indicators—will be a debate between:

  • Katerina Linos, Assistant Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
  • Kevin Davis, Vice Dean, Beller Family Professor of Business Law, New York University School of Law
  • Tim Buthe, Associate Professor of Political Science, Duke University
  • Moderated by Prof. Laurel Fletcher, Faculty Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic; Clinical Professor of Law, Berkeley Law

Stay tuned at 12:45 PST today for the live updates!