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International Law as a Profession: A Lecture Series at the School of Law

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“I quite like international law, but … can you actually do something with it?” Most of us teaching international law will have heard statements like this. I hear them about once a week. It turns out you can (do something with international law). A lecture series at the University of Glasgow is meant to show… Continue reading

Investment Law as a Motor of General International Law? – School of Law to co-host high-profile investment law debates

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Next week, the School of Law will co-host the 2016 edition of the Investment Law Workshops in Frankfurt (11-12 March). For years, the annual workshops have addressed foundational questions of international investment law – thus seeking to carve out space for in-depth academic reflection in a discipline dominated by case law and political controversy (TTIP… Continue reading

Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop 2016

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Prof. Christian Tams

  Investment Arbitration as a Motor of General International Law? A conference announcement For many years, the Law School (together with the University of Frankfurt and the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg) has co-hosted an annual workshop on investment law. While much of investment law debate remains practice-driven, especially as investment arbitration has become big… Continue reading

Professor Christian J. Tams appointed Visiting Professor at University of Vienna School of Law for 2015/2016

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Prof. Christian Tams

Christian J. Tams, Professor of International Law at the University of Glasgow, has been appointed as visiting professor at University of Vienna School of Law for the academic year 2015/2016. As part of his visiting professorship, Christian will teach an intensive course on ‘International litigation: practical challenges’ and give a professorial lecture to Vienna-based international… Continue reading

Gaetano Morelli Lecture Series 2015 – Keynote speaker Prof Christian J Tams

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Prof. Christian Tams

Professor Christian J. Tams has been invited to be one of the keynote speakers of this year’s Gaetano Morelli Lecture Series at the University ‘La Sapienza’ in Rome. http://www.scienzegiuridiche.uniroma1.it/GML) The lecture series is named after one of the foremost Italian international lawyers of the 20th century and a former judge at the International Court of… Continue reading

The Father of All Things?‌ The Great War and the Development of International (Security) Law

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      As part of the lecture series, The Father of All Things?‌ The Great War and the Development of International (Security) Law’, the following speakers will give the following lectures: Professor Malcolm N. Shaw of Essex Court Chambers, London: ‘Lines drawn in the sand? Territorial settlements after World War 1′ on the 28th January… Continue reading

A Glasgow Handbook on the Law of Treaties

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Since 1946, States have registered well over 50,000 treaties with the United Nations. Treaties today make up the core of international law in its infinite variety – from the well-meaning (human rights, global warming) to the technical (boundary delimitation, customs valuation) to the controversial (Guantanamo Bay, TTIP). As treaties form the core of international law,… Continue reading

Sir Eric Drummond: when a Scot ran the world

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Prof. Christian Tams

95 years ago, a Scot was selected to run the world. It is a curiously overlooked fact. One that seems not to be a matter of much debate – and that to my knowledge was not at all mentioned during the indyref exchanges about an independent Scotland’s role in world affairs. But it is a… Continue reading

The legacy of WW1 on Syria and Iraq.

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Prof. Christian Tams

The Scotsman’s Stephen McGinty along with University of Glasgow academics Christian Tams (Chair of International Law) and Peter Jackson (Professor of Global Security) will discuss the lasting impact of the Paris Peace conference of 1919 which produced borders that have contributed to the rise of IS via a  webchat today. Professor Jackson and Tams have co-authored a… Continue reading

International Law MOOCs – of Pirates and Peacemakers

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Prof. Christian Tams

While academics and students are preparing for the new session, a particular law course has just come to an end: the Law School’s first massive open online course (MOOC) entitled Right versus Might in International Relations, led by my colleagues Robin Geiss, Antonios Tzanakopoulos and myself. Over the course of six weeks, this course assessed… Continue reading