McGeorge School of Law

Carter, Students Facilitate Brandeis Institute

August 17, 2010

Brandeis Institute for International Judges conference

Brandeis Institute for International Judges conference

Professor Linda Carter served as the co-director for the seventh Brandeis Institute for International Judges conference, held from July 25-30, 2010, in Salzburg, Austria.

Two students beginning their second year this fall at McGeorge, Micaela Neal and Cheri Reynolds, assisted Carter and co-director Justice Richard Goldstone as rapporteurs (official note takers) at the event.

Sixteen judges from thirteen international courts and tribunals participated in the conference, including jurists from the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.

This year's conference, "Toward an International Rule of Law," encompassed topics including the fairness of international law, the accessibility of international courts and tribunals, and the impact of diversity on the establishment of an international rule of law. One of the conference's guest speakers was Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who had just completed his 21st consecutive year of teaching in McGeorge's Summer Salzburg Program.

"Cheri and Micaela did an outstanding job," said Carter, who co-facilitated or moderated conference sessions. "Both were attending the summer program in Salzburg. In addition, both were in my International Criminal Law course there, which gave them a stronger foundation to understand the work of the international tribunals represented at the BIIJ. I was proud of their hard work and their professional interactions."

Carter, the director of the Legal Infrastructure at McGeorge, has had a long association with the Brandeis Institute. An elected member of the American Law Institute, her criminal law scholarship in recent years has focused on war crimes tribunals.