Georgetown Law Closed: Wednesday, March 21

The Law Center is closed today, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, due to inclement weather. All activities and services, including scheduled events (student organization meetings and events, CLE, and conferences), are canceled. On-site classes will not be held in person and will be held according to the faculty member’s instructional continuity plan. All administrative offices are closed. The food services operation, fitness center and Early Learning Center are closed. The library is closed. It is expected that only designated emergency employees will come to the Law Center to fulfill their responsibilities. All others -- including students, staff, faculty, and visitors -- are expected not come to the Law Center, which will not be staffed to support anything other than essential life safety and snow/ice clearing functions.

Foreign Sovereign Immunities Conference

The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act at Forty: U.S.  and International Perspectives. 
Monday,  April 25, 2016.
Georgetown  University Law Center, Washington, D.C.

Registration  is now open for the one day conference celebrating the Fortieth Anniversary of  the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976, to be held at Georgetown  University Law Center on Monday, April 25, 2016.

This  Symposium will assess forty years of U.S. experience under the FSIA and  consider the role of foreign sovereign immunity in the evolving international  order. 

Chief Judge Diane P. Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals (7th Circuit) Chief Judge Diane P. Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals (7th Circuit)

Panels of  distinguished scholars, practitioners and judges (both U.S. and foreign) will  focus on such topics as:  (1) The FSIA:  Origins, Expectations, and Surprises; (2) Sovereign Immunity in International  Law and Practice; (3) Critical Issues: Enforcement, Terrorism, Human Rights;  and (4) The Argentine Debt Case and International Management of Sovereign Debt  Issues.

Chief  Judge Diane P. Wood, U.S. Court of Appeals (7th Circuit) will deliver the keynote  presentation after a luncheon in honor of Monroe Leigh, Esq.   A  reception will follow the final panel.

No fee  for attendance but pre-registration is encouraged.  Register here.  The full program is available here.

The Law  Center is within easy walking distance of Union Station and the Judiciary  Square Metro Station.  Commercial parking  is readily available in the area. For those coming from out of town, reduced  rates for attendees are available at nearby hotels.  Additional information is available at the  on-line registration site.

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