Sokol Colloquium: January 2019

The University of Virginia School of Law held the 31st Sokol Colloquium on January 11-12, 2019. The event focused on discussion of Restatement of the Law Fourth, The Foreign Relations Law of the United States. Below are links to videos of panel discussions.

Panel 1: Watch Ed Swaine, Bill Dodge, and Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov discuss international law with moderator and Pierre-Hugues Verdier.

Panel 2: Jean Galbraith, Jide Nzelibe, and George Rutherglen discuss the ambitions of the Fourth Restatement with moderator Mila Versteeg.

Panel 3: Beth Stephens, David Stewart, and Kristina Daugirdas discuss sovereign immunity with moderator Jack Beatson.

Panel 4: Ralf Michaels, Austen Parrish, Thomas Lee, and Chimène Keitner discuss limits on jurisdiction in international law with moderator and Ann Woolhandler.

Panel 5: A.J. Bellia, Paul Stephan, and John Harrison discuss international law and the judiciary in a panel moderated by Saikrishna Prakash.

UVA Law’s Gustave Sokol Program on Private International Law was established in 1976 under a grant from the Gustave Sokol Fund. The Sokol colloquia bring together distinguished scholars, practitioners, and government officials from the United States and abroad to discuss in detail a current topic of private international law. An earlier Sokol Colloquium, held in Charlottesville in 2012, was devoted to foreign court judgments in the U.S. legal system and served as a foundation for Chapter Eight of the Fourth Restatement.

The Restatement Fourth of U.S. Foreign Relations Law addresses the U.S. approach to three areas of foreign relations law, with limitations:

  • Treaties, but not other forms of international agreements
  • U.S. views on Jurisdiction, but not generally on separation of powers or federalism
  • Sovereign Immunity, but not other immunities required or regulated by international law

Additional areas of the Restatement Third of U.S. Foreign Relations Law are likely to be addressed in future discrete projects within the Fourth Restatement. Visit our Publications page to order your copy of the Restatement Fourth.

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