UVA Law School Center Gathers Experts to Review Field of National Security Law

November 28, 2011

The nation's leading national security law experts will convene this week in Washington, D.C., to discuss issues ranging from the president's wartime powers to the International Court of Justice at a conference co-sponsored by the University of Virginia School of Law's Center for National Security Law.

John Morton Noore
John Norton Moore

The 21st Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law, to be held Dec. 1-2 at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington, will feature Professor John Norton Moore, who will appear in a panel on "Use of Force Decisions of the International Court of Justice: Triumph or Tragedy?" at 8:30 a.m. on Friday.

Moore is the Walter L. Brown Professor of Law and director of the Center for National Security Law. He served as deputy agent and counsel for the United States in Nicaragua v. United States of America, a 1984 International Court of Justice case in which the court awarded reparations to Nicaragua in response to U.S. support for the Contras.

Robert F. Turner, the associate director for the Center for National Security Law, will speak on the panel "Kosovo, Libya and Presidential War Powers for Multilateral Humanitarian Interventions" on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. (Full schedule of events)

The conference is also sponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security; Duke Law School's Center on Law, Ethics and National Security; and Georgetown University's Center on National Security and the Law.

Founded in 1819, the University of Virginia School of Law is the second-oldest continuously operating law school in the nation. Consistently ranked among the top law schools, Virginia is a world-renowned training ground for distinguished lawyers and public servants, instilling in them a commitment to leadership, integrity and community service.

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