Prof. Evelyn Aswad Participates in State Department Advisory Committee on International Law

June 15, 2017 | By Mackenzie Dilbeck, Director of Communications

Earlier this month, OU Law Prof. Evelyn Aswad participated in the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Law (ACIL), which is composed of former Legal Advisers to various Secretaries of State, international law professors, and private sector attorneys. Prof. Aswad served as a lead speaker on issues at the intersection of human rights, international business, and social media. Other issues discussed at the meeting included legal challenges to UN economic sanctions regimes as well as the Syrian civil war. Also attending the meeting were alumni of her International Business & Human Rights course, rising 3Ls Jason Bollinger and Abby Henderson. Jason Bollinger is serving as an extern in the State Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser for Claims and Investment Disputes and Abby Henderson is in D.C. as well, serving at an extern at the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable.

Professor Aswad speaking at ACIL.  To her right are Professor Gerry Newman (Harvard Law School) and Harold H. Koh (Yale Law School and Former Legal Adviser) and to her left is Lucinda Low, President of the American Society of International Law and a partner at Steptoe & Johnson.
Professor Aswad with rising 3L Jason Bollinger who is an extern at the State Department’s Legal Office this summer.


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