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Symposia

Each year, the St. John's Journal for International and Comparative Law organizes and presents a symposium at St. John's School of Law. The event provides a forum where leading scholars, practitioners and other experts in the field of international and comparative law engage important issues of the day. JICL publishes the symposium proceedings and related commentary post-event.

Challenges to International Law, Challenges from International Law: New Realities and the Global Order

To mark the official launch of the Center for International and Comparative Law, in April 2011, JICL co-sponsored the symposium “Challenges to International Law, Challenges from International Law: New Realities and the Global Order” with CICL and the American Society of International Law (ASIL). At the event, preeminent academics, practitioners and past and present government officials examined current challenges facing international law through the lens of three areas of regulation—the use of force, human rights and economic relations. Participants also explored the United States’ role in international law-making and enforcement.

Poor Huddled Masses or Enemy at the Gates? The Debate Over Immigration Reform and National Security.

In March 2010, JICL hosted its first symposium, "Poor Huddled Masses or Enemy at the Gates? The Debate Over Immigration Reform and National Security." The event brought scholars and government officials together to discuss the need for immigration reform and to debate policy change. The debate also covered the connection between immigration in the United States and concerns about national security.

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