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Yale Journal of International Law Conference February 25 on “Non-State Actors and International Law”

On Friday, February 25, 2011, The Yale Journal of International Law and the Yale Forum on International Law will host their seventh Young Scholars Conference, "Non-State Actors and International Law."

The conference, to be held at Yale Law School, will bring together law students, junior faculty, and young practitioners to explore the increasing relevance of non-state actors in the international system and the international law that governs their actions.

The conference begins at 10:45 a.m. with a keynote address by former National Security Adviser to President Obama, General James L. Jones, who will discuss, "Leadership and National Security Decision Making in the Obama Administration and Beyond." A series of three panels will follow, each respectively treating the role of terrorist groups, multinational corporations, and international organizations.

In addition to the panels, and in keeping with the overarching theme, the conference will play host to the annual academic workshops of the Junior International Law Scholars Association. These workshops enable junior faculty working in international law a unique opportunity to develop their ideas in a supportive environment. Participating students and practitioners will also get a unique look at leading scholarship in the field, and perhaps be inspired to produce some of their own.

Advance registration is required. Please email your name, institutional affiliation, and contact information to events.law@yale.edu.