McGeorge School of Law

Global Center Annual Symposium 2016

Crimes without Borders: In Search of an International Justice System

Sponsored by the Global Center

The symposium celebrates and spring­boards from the scholarship and work of our colleague, Distinguished Professor Linda Carter. With distinguished scholars leading our discussions, we will explore the challenges posed by the most serious crimes afflicting humankind around the world. Our panelists will share their expertise and insights on national, regional, and international approaches to atrocity crimes, including criminal trials, truth commis­sions, and traditional mediation processes. The program promises to be an impor­tant exchange of ideas on difficult, but critical issues in the search for a system that can bring justice in the wake of terror and violence.


Seating is limited. Please register to reserve your seat today. or 916.739.7138.

Date & Time
Friday, March 4, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

McGeorge School of Law — Seminar Rooms 4&5
3200 Fifth Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95817

Supplemental Materials

Video of the Symposium


Registration — 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Welcome — 9 a.m.
Dean Francis J. Mootz III, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
Keynote — 9:10 a.m.
Wrestling Tyrants
Christopher L. Blakesley, The Cobeaga Law Firm Professor of Law, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law
Roundtable: International Criminal Justice: More than the Sum of Its Parts? — 9:30 a.m.

  • Mark S. Ellis, Executive Director, International Bar Association
  • Charles C. Jalloh, Associate Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law
  • Stephen C. McCaffrey, Distinguished Professor of Law, McGeorge School of Law
  • Fausto Pocar, Judge, Appeals Chamber, International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda; Professor Emeritus of International Law, University of Milan
  • Leigh Swigart, Director of Programs in International Justice and Society at the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life, Brandeis University
  • Beth Van Schaack, Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor in Human Rights, Stanford Law School (2014-2016); Senior Adviser, Office of Global Criminal Justice, U.S. Department of State; Professor of Law, Santa Clara Law
  • Moderator: John Cary Sims, Professor of Law, McGeorge School of Law
  • Moderator: Omar M. Dajani, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Global Center, McGeorge School of Law

Break — 11 a.m.

Roundtable: International Criminal Justice: More than the Sum of Its Parts? Continued — 11:20 a.m.

Lunch & Conversation with Linda Carter interviewed by Sarah Kanbar — 12:45 p.m.

  • Linda Carter, Distinguished Professor of Law, McGeorge School of Law
  • Sarah Kanbar, Chief Articles Editor, The University of the Pacific Law Review

Negotiating Justice: The Role of Plea Bargaining in an International Justice System — 2 p.m.

  • Cary A. Bricker, Professor of Law, Co-Director of the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, McGeorge School of Law
  • Jenia Turner, Professor of Law, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
  • Michael Vitiello, Distinguished Professor of Law, McGeorge School of Law
  • Moderator: Emily Garcia Uhrig, Professor of Law, McGeorge School of Law

Break — 3:30 p.m.

Transitional Justice in National Justice Systems as part of an "International Justice System" — 3:45 p.m.

  • Linda M. Keller, Vice Dean and Associate Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director of the Center for Justice and International Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • Ronald C. Slye, Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law
  • Moderator: Raquel Aldana, Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship, Professor of Law, McGeorge School of Law

Conclusion of Symposium — 5:15 p.m.
Reception — 5:15 p.m.

Symposium Materials