July 17, 2009
Professor Paul Paton is teaching a course, Law of Armed Conflict Since 9/11, this month in Russia.
Paton’s course is part of the month-long St. Petersburg Summer Law Institute co-sponsored by the University of Arkansas School of Law, Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and McGeorge. Set in the historic, czarist capital of Russia, the institute attracts numerous students from American law schools and English-speaking Russian law students.
Paton’s course provides an introduction to key issues in international law with particular attention paid to post-9/11 perspectives and concerns about international terrorist threats. He also emphasizes the role of the United Nations, international treaties, and humanitarian intervention taking place in global hot spots.
A former member of the faculty at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Paton joined McGeorge faculty last year. His scholarship and expertise have strengthened the law school’s burgeoning Global Center for Business & Development, which has gained national visibility for its leadership in international legal education.