The United States and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Room 125

Republican and Democratic Presidents, the U.S. military, leaders of industry, and environmentalists have pushed for U.S. acceptance of the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention. Yet the United States remains a non-party.

Please join us as we welcome Professor John Noyes of the California Western School of Law as he explores the current legal position of the United States with respect to Law of the Sea Convention provisions and discusses historical trends that help explain why U.S. acceptance of the Convention remains controversial.

Professor Noyes has been on the California Western faculty since 1982 and has also taught international law courses as a visiting professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law, Roger Williams University School of Law, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), and the University of San Diego’s Institute on International and Comparative Law (Oxford and Paris programs). During the spring of 2005 he was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Noyes is active in several international law organizations and is currently Chair of the Executive Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association. He is co-author of one of the leading law school textbooks on international law, and the author of more than 50 book chapters, law review articles, and essays on the international law of the sea, international dispute resolution, and other topics. Noyes is a member of the State Bar of Connecticut, where he practiced law before entering academia.

The lecture would take place at noon in Room 125 and the reception will be at 5:00 pm in Room 412.

For more information, please contact Karlyn Shorb at


World Peace Through Wine and Cheese

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: The Hornet

The International Law Society and the Denver Journal of International Law and Policy invite you to attend the Annual International Alumni Happy Hour!

Hors D’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar will be available!

Sutton Colloquium Reassessing Int'l Economic Law and Development: New Challenges for Law and Policy

Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 4:00pm - Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 4:00pm

The 47th Annual Sutton Colloquium in partnership with the American Society of International Law’s International Economic Law Interest Group (ASIL IEcLIG) presents Reassessing International Economic Law and Development: New Challenges for Law and Policy—the 2014 Biennial ASIL IEcLIG Research Conference

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is proud to host its 47th annual Leonard v.B. Sutton Colloquium in International Law (Sutton Colloquium) in partnership with the American Society of International Law (ASIL). As this year’s Sutton Colloquium, we proudly host ASIL’s International Economic Law Interest group (IEcLIG) 2014 Biennial Research conference addressing the theme “Reassessing International Economic Law and Development: New Challenges for Law and Policy.” Over 60 leading scholars from around the world will present their academic work on the conference theme and on other important topics in international economic law (IEL). Panels will address the role of IEL in developing domestic strategies for development; regulating climate change and fostering clean energy strategies; addressing food security and technology transfer; and in promoting international financial stability.

We are pleased to welcome as our keynote speaker Professor Petros Mavroidis from Columbia Law School and the European University Institute. The conference will take place Thursday November 13 through Saturday November 15 and will include an informal opening reception Thursday evening, a keynote lunch on Friday, and a conference reception Friday evening.

Register here and view more information here.


Tanzanian Ambassador Liberata Mulamula

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 11:45am - 1:00pm
Location: Law 180

Click the flyer below for a full sized version.