Global Law and Justice Colloquium

Chair: Ruti Teitel, Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law 

First established in Spring 2002, this discussion group explores globalism, conflict, and the rule of law from a comparative perspective. Distinguished presenters come from schools in New York and elsewhere, and discussions—attended by faculty from inside and outside New York Law School—explore issues in comparative tort law and comparative constitutional law, as well as in the politics of crime, international justice, and the meaning of civil society.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017
“A Conversation with Luis Moreno-Ocampo”

Monday, March 13, 2017
“Predators or Protectors? – A Conversation with Joanne Mariner”

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
“A Conversation with Reed Brody About the Hissene Habre Case”

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
“Another Legacy of the Balkan Wars:  The New Kosovo Special Crimes Court in the Hague – A Conversation with Dr. Rudina Jasini”

Thursday, April 27, 2017
“Protecting Immigrant Rights in a Global City”


Monday, January 11, 2016
“A Conversation with Prof. Pierre de Vos”

Monday, February 29, 2016
“The Case of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia:  Real Power or Empty Rhetoric? – A Conversation with Dr. Rudina Jasini”

Monday, April 4, 2016
“Book Launch:  Contested Justice”

Monday, April 18, 2016
“A Journalist’s Perspective on Transitional Justice and the Breaking of the Nisman Case – A Conversation with Damian Pachter”

FALL 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
“Book Event – The Economic Accomplices to the Argentine Dictatorship”

Wednesday, October 21, 2015
“On Becoming the Dean of a South African Law Faculty – A Conversation with Dean Penelope Andrews”


Tuesday, February 17, 2015:
“Resurgent Nationalism:  Is Law an Answer? – A Conversation with Dr. Iavor Rangelov with Commentary by Prof. Robert Howse”

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
“Cause-Lawyering in Palestinian Cases Before the Israeli Supremem Court – A Conversation with Hassan Jabareen with Commentary by Prof. Stephen Ellmann”

Monday, March 30, 2015
“Transitional Justice in the Middle East:  Are Arab Transitions Reshaping the Global Human Rights Movement? – A Conversation with Habib Nassar”

FALL 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014
“Requiem for a Dream:  Apartheid Reparations and the Khulumani Litigation – A Conversation With Prof. Mia Swart”


Tuesday, April 8, 2014
“Walking the Walk: Implementing Comprehensive Transitional Justice Strategies” lecture by Dr. Agnes Hurwitz.

Monday, March 17, 2014
“Hierarchies of Victimhood: The Challenge of Policy Interventions Aimed at Alleviating the Suffering Victims of Political Violence” lecture by Brandon Hamber.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
“Judging and Judgment in the 21st Century: The International Criminal Court and the Challenge from Africa’s Leaders” lecture by Ruti Teitel.

FALL 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013
“Transitional Justice in the Arab Region: Between Complexities and Standardization” a conversation with Habib Nassar.

Thursday, November 14, 2013
“Brazil’s Reckoning with Transitional Justice: Understanding the Role of Amnesty” lecture with Marcelo D. Torelly.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
“Argentina’s Human Rights Trials: Transitional Justice Revisited?” a coversation with Sam Ferguson.


In the Spring semester, the Global Law and Justice Colloquium becomes a course open to students.

FALL 2011

Thursday, Novermber 10, 2011
“Paradigms for Peacebuilding:  The Need for New Thinking” – A Public Panel Discussion. After genocide, civil war, and dictatorship, what is the meaning of justice?  How can peace be built?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
“Failures of American Civil Justice in International Perspective” lecture by James Maxeiner, Associate Professor at the University of Baltimore Law School.


In the Spring semester, the Global Law and Justice Colloquium becomes a course open to students.

FALL 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Peter Molnar, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Media and Communication Studies, Central European University, will be speaking on “Hate Speech” and Imminent Danger of Violence.