Speaker - Sean D. Murphy

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Before joining the GWU Law School faculty in 1998, Professor Murphy served as legal counselor at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, arguing several cases before the International Court of Justice and representing the U.S. government in matters before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and The Hague Conference on Private International Law. He also served as U.S. agent to the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, arguing cases on behalf of the U.S. government and providing advice to U.S. nationals appearing before that tribunal. Between 1987 and 1995, he served in the U.S. Department of State Office of the Legal Adviser, primarily advising on matters relating to international environmental law, international claims, and politico-military affairs. He continues to serve as legal counsel to foreign governments, including Kosovo and Macedonia in cases before the International Court of Justice.

Professor Murphy has published numerous articles on international law; his article on international environmental liability won the American Journal of International Law 1994 Deak Prize for best scholarship by a younger author. His book Humanitarian Intervention: The United Nations in an Evolving World Order, won the American Society of International Law 1997 certificate for preeminent contribution to creative scholarship. His most recent books are International Law: Cases and Materials(with Damrosch, Henkin & Smit), and Foreign Relations and National Security Law (with Franck & Glennon).

Professor Murphy is a member of the board of editors of the American Journal of International Law.

3 Programs

Hudson Medal Lecture

03.30.12 | 01:25:22 min | 0 comments

Fact-Finding in Interstate Disputes

03.30.12 | 01:23:11 min | 0 comments

On the Rim of the Abyss: Military Intervention

04.07.11 | 01:17:13 min | 0 comments