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.
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
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
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
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.