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Dean Scharf discusses legality of Humanitarian Intervention in recent article and video

Dean Scharf discusses legality of Humanitarian Intervention in recent article and video

Mar 11, 2019
In our latest “Faculty View from CWRU,” Dean Michael Scharf discusses how the April 2018 US/UK/French airstrikes on Syria’s chemical weapons facilities have changed the international law of humanitarian intervention.
Dean Scharf featured on United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law

Dean Scharf featured on United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law

Feb 19, 2019
In 2018, Dean Michael Scharf was invited to the United Nations to tape a lecture for the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law about his theory of Accelerated Formation of Customary International Law, which was the subject of his book "Customary International Law in Times of Fundamental Change." The 34-minute segment has just been released in video and audio format.
Foreign Concurrent Degree Program Leads to Elite Law Firm Employment

Foreign Concurrent Degree Program Leads to Elite Law Firm Employment

Feb 5, 2019
The Foreign Concurrent Degree Program, with options for CWRU law students to study in Paris, London, Madrid and Hangzhou at no extra cost, recently helped 3L Garo Yaghsezian earn a job at the Paris office of Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel.
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center names new director, co-director

Frederick K. Cox International Law Center names new director, co-director

Jan 14, 2019
Steven Petras, a long-time CWRU adjunct professor, has accepted the position of the director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center. He is joined by the new co-director, Professor Juscelino Colares.
CWRU Law Launches Yemen Accountability Project to Document War Crimes for Future Prosecution

CWRU Law Launches Yemen Accountability Project to Document War Crimes for Future Prosecution

Jan 11, 2019
The project, an open-sourced student initiative to document and map war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Yemeni Civil War, will provide prosecutors in a future tribunal a trial package to help and guide an efficient investigation and prosecution of the responsible parties.
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