Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center





Case Western Reserve University School of Law
2008 Jessup International Moot Court World Championship Team.

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Presidential Power, Foreign Affairs & the 2012 Election

War Crimes Research Symposium

Friday, September 7, 2012
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Moot Courtroom (A59)


Free and open to the public.

7 hrs. continuing legal education credit available for a $200 fee (alumni pay $100)

Webcast live and available afterward for viewing on demand: /lectures

About the Symposium: Harvard Law Professor Jack Goldsmith, former Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Legal Counsel, will deliver a featured lecture at the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center’s daylong symposium. Held in the critical swing-state of Ohio at the height of the 2012 Presidential election campaign, this timely symposium explores the contemporary debate over the foreign affairs powers of the President. Two dozen former high-level government officials and leading academics will discuss: Presidential Power in a War without End; The War Powers Resolution at 40; Rendition and Targeted Killings of Americans; The President’s Power to Manage International Economic Affairs; The President’s Power to Implement International Law after Medellin v. Texas; and Comparing the Approach of the Presidential Candidates.


This symposium is serving as the Annual Meeting of the American National Section of the International Association of Penal Law, and is being co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law, the American Branch of the International Law Association, the Cleveland Council for World Affairs, and the Public International Law and Policy Group. It was made possible by a generous grant by the Wolf Family Foundation.

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AGENDA

8:00-8:30 AM Registration
Ground Floor Rotunda

8:30-8:35 AM Welcome
Lawrence Mitchell
, Dean and Joseph C. Hostetler – Baker & Hostetler Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Michael Scharf, Associate Dean for Global Legal Studies and John Deaver-Drinko – Baker & Hostetler Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

8:35-8:45 AM Presentation of AIDP Book of the Year Award
Professor Michael Kelly, president, U.S. National Section, AIDP; Associate Dean, Creighton University School of Law
Recipient: David Scheffer, Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law and Director, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University School of Law

8:45 -9:30 AM Lecture
"Power and Constraint: The Accountable Presidency After 9/11"
Professor Jack Goldsmith, Harvard University

9:30-9:45 AM Break

9:45-11:00 AM Panel I: Presidential Power in a War without End
Chair: Professor Avidan Cover, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Baher Azmy, Legal Director, Center for Constitutional Rights
Sandy Hodgkinson, former Asst. Secretary of Defense
Professor Jeremy Rabkin, George Mason University

11:00-11:15 AM Break

11:15 AM -12:30 PM Panel II: The War Powers Resolution at 40: Still Controversial After All These Years
Chair: Professor Laurie Blank, Emory University

Professor Robert Turner, Assoc. Director, Center for National Security Law, University of Virginia
Professor Gregory Noone, Director, National Security Law & Intelligence Program, Fairmont State University
John Crook, VP, American Society of International Law; former Asst. Legal Adviser, Dept. of State
Professor Michael Newton, Vanderbilt University, former Deputy to the Amb. At Large for War Crimes Issues

12:30-1:00 PM Lunch

1:00-2:00 PM Roundtable: Rendition and Targeted Killings of Americans
Chair: Professor Robert Strassfeld, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Professor Milena Sterio, Cleveland State University
Professor Leila Nadya Sadat, Director, Whitney Harris World Law Institute, Washington University School of Law
Professor Amos Guiora, University of Utah
Professor Jeff Addicott, Director, Center for Terrorism Law, St. Mary’s University

2:00-2:15 PM Break


2:15-3:15 PM Panel III: The President’s Power to Manage International Economic Affairs
Chair: Professor Juscelino Colares, Associate Director, Cox Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Bradford Ward, Principal Deputy General Counsel, U.S. Trade Representative
Professor David Zaring, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Professor Chris Wold, Lewis & Clark Law School

3:15-3:30 PM Break

3:30-4:45 PM Panel IV: The President’s Power to Implement International Law after Medellin v. Texas Chair: Professor Jonathan Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and Director, Center for Business Law & Regulation, Case Western University School of Law

Kristofer Monson, Assistant Solicitor General, Texas Attorney General
Professor Melissa Waters, Associate Dean, Washington University School of Law
Professor John Quigley, Ohio State University
Professor Cassandra Robertson, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

4:45-5:00 PM Break

5:00-5:30 PM Panel V: Comparing the Approach of the Presidential Candidates
Moderator: Elizabeth Andersen, Executive Director, American Society of International Law

Amb. Pierre Prosper, Foreign Policy Adviser, campaign of Gov. Romney
Professor William Burke-White, Deputy Dean, University of Pennsylvania School of Law

The Cox Center awards up to 35 grants every summer to support international law internships around the globe.