Join the annual gathering of the ASIL community, to remember our members who have passed away and celebrate the accomplishments of this year's award winners. Agenda includes:
In memoriam: Thomas N. Franck (by Dame Rosalyn Higgins), Ian Brownlie (by Professor Vaughan Lowe), and Virginia Leary (by Dean Makau Mutua).
Election of New Officers and Executive Council Presentation of Honors: Goler T. Butcher Medal: Juan Mendez Honorary Member: Julio A. Lacarte Muro Presentation of Certificates of Merit for Scholarship For preeminent Contribution to Creative Scholarship: Beth Simmons, Mobilizing for Human Rights For high technical craftsmanship and utility to practicing lawyers and scholars: Chester Brown, A Common Law of International Adjudication For a contribution in a specialized area of law: Mark Osiel, The End of Reciprocity
Dr Chester Brown is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Sydney, where he is a Programme Coordinator for the Master of International Law. His research interests are public international law, international dispute settlement, international arbitration, international investment law, and private international law.
Dame Rosalyn Higgins
Rosalyn Higgins is the former President of the International Court of Justice.
Higgins was the first female judge to be appointed to the ICJ and was elected President in 2006.
Julio A. Lacarte Muro
Julio A. Lacarte Muro is former chairman of the World Trade Organization Appellate Body.
Lucinda A. Low
Lucinda A. Low is a partner in the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where she is a member of the International Department, heads the firm's FCPA practice, and serves on the firm's Executive Committee. She has a practice focusing on US and international anti-corruption laws, advising clients on matters ranging from preventive work to representation in internal investigations and enforcement matters worldwide. She is a widely recognized authority in the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and related international conventions from the OECD, OAS, United Nations, and European Union.
Vaughan Lowe QC is the Chichele Professor of Public International Law and a Fellow of All Souls College.
He was formerly Reader in International Law and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College in the University of Cambridge; and before that he taught at the universities of Cardiff and Manchester and, as a visiting professor, in the USA. He practices as a barrister from Essex Court Chambers, London. He has advised governments and corporations on matters of international law, and is the author of many books and articles on the subject, of which the most recent are The Law of the Sea (3rd ed., MUP, 1999; with Robin Churchill),The Settlement of International Disputes (OUP, 1999; with John Collier), and International Law (OUP, 2007). He was appointed QC in 2008.
Juan E. Mendez is an Argentine lawyer and academic who serves as the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide.
Makau Mutua is Dean, SUNY Distinguished Professor and the Floyd H. & Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar at Buffalo Law School, The State University of New York. He is the Director of the Human Rights Center and teaches international human rights, international business transactions, and international law. Professor Mutua has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, the University of Iowa College of Law, the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, and the United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica.
Mark Osiel's writings have inspired several conferences and are assigned at many leading universities in North America and Europe, in a number of fields. His scholarship seeks to show how legal responses to mass atrocity can be improved by understanding its organizational dynamics, as revealed through comparative social and historical analysis. His books include Mass Atrocity, Collective Memory & the Law (1997), Obeying Orders: Atrocity, Military Discipline, and the Law of War (1999), Mass Atrocity, Ordinary Evil, and Hannah Arendt: Criminal Consciousness in Argentina's Dirty War (Yale Univ. Press, 2002), Making Sense of Mass Atrocity (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009), and The End of Reciprocity: Terror, Torture & the Law of War (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009).
Osiel has spoken at the International Criminal Court, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and the U.S war colleges. He served as consultant to prosecutors of Gen. Augusto Pinochet and of perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide. He regularly advises international organizations and governments in post-conflict societies on issues of transitional justice. His articles have appeared in the Harvard Law Review, Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, Pennsylvania Law Review, Human Rights Quarterly, Law & Social Inquiry, and Representations, among others.
Osiel has been a visiting fellow at Cambridge University, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, the London School of Economics, plus universities in Argentina, Brazil, France, The Netherlands, and India (as a Fulbright Lecturer). His courses include International Criminal/Humanitarian Law, Remedies, International Law, as well as seminars on Transitional Justice and on The Law of Armed Conflict.
His current research assesses the place of lawyers in the emerging global economy, particularly the ingenuity by which they overcome legal obstacles to large cross-border transactions. This work examines how countries retain their distinctive legal traditions (and the values these may embody) in the face of globalizing pressures. The study is based on interviews with over 300 of the world's leading practitioners of international finance law.
After accepting a clerkship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Prof. Osiel practiced for two years at Foley, Hoag & Eliot, a large private law firm in Boston. Before law school, he worked as a Head Start counselor and as a paramedic in Guatemala.
Lucy F. Reed
Lucy F. Reed is a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, LLP. Reed is a specialist in international commercial arbitration, particularly in investment treaty disputes. As an arbitrator, she has served on the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission and as co-director of the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland (the Holocaust tribunal).
Ms. Reed is one of five attorneys nationwide to be named a tier one international arbitration practitioner by Chambers USA (2006). In 2001, she lectured on private international law at The Hague Academy of International Law.
Ms. Reed was the first general counsel of the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization and, while with the U.S. State Department, was the U.S. agent to the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal and deputy assistant legal adviser for international claims and investment disputes. She received her BA magna cum laude from Brown University and her JD from the University of Chicago Law School (1977), where she was a member of the Law Review.
Beth A. Simmons is an international relations scholar. She is currently Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University and Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs at the Department of Government.