This symposium will engage in a discussion about the status of customary international law under the Constitution and the role of such law in U.S. courts. The panels will reassess the status of customary international law in U.S. courts in light of the framework presented in Professors Clark and Bellia’s book, “The Law of Nations and the United States Constitution.”

To enter the lottery:

Due to a limited number of seats in Hart Auditorium, we will conduct a lottery and randomly select a list of attendees. You will be notified by email if you have been selected via the lottery.

Disability accommodations available on request.

Questions? Contact Lauren Wands at [email protected]

Thursday, November 2, 2017 | 3:30pm-5:30pm | Hart Auditorium

The Judicial Perspective

Moderated by Harvard Law School Dean John Manning

Featuring: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito • Judge David Barron • Judge Brett Kavanaugh • Judge Debra Livingston • Judge Sri Srinivasan

With Introductory Remarks by Dean William Treanor

Friday, November 3, 2017 | 8:30am-4:15pm | Hart Auditorium

8:30AM – 9:00AM


The Law Of Nations And The Federal Courts | 9:00AM – 10:30AM

Moderated by Amanda Tyler (UC Berkeley Law)

Featuring: Curtis Bradley (Duke Law) • Michael Ramsey (USD Law) • Jack Goldsmith (Harvard Law)

10:30AM – 10:45AM

Coffee & Tea Break

The Law Of Nations And Federal Common Law | 10:45AM – 12:15PM

Moderated by David Stewart (Georgetown Law)

Featuring: William Dodge (UC Davis Law) • Paul Stephan (UVA Law) • Chimene Keitner (UC Hastings Law)

12:30PM – 1:45PM


The Law Of Nations In Historical Context | 2:00PM – 3:45PM

Moderated by Martin Lederman (Georgetown Law)

Featuring: David Golove (NYU Law) • Dan Hulsebosch (NYU Law) • Thomas Lee (Fordham Law) • John Harrison (UVA Law)

3:45PM – 4:15PM

Closing Remarks