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McGeorge Distinguished Professor Linda Carter was interviewed by student Sarah Kanbar, Chief Articles Editor, The University of the Pacific Law Review.

Annual Global Center Symposium Explored Justice for Crimes Across Borders

March 14, 2016

Tags: Centers of Distinction, Global Center, Faculty & Scholarship, 2016, News

The Annual Global Center Symposium celebrated the scholarship and work of McGeorge Distinguished Professor Linda Carter on March 4, 2016. Her extensive work in the area of international criminal law served as the springboard for the discussions during the Symposium.

Participants explored the challenges posed by the most serious crimes afflicting humankind around the world. Panelists shared their expertise and insights on national, regional, and international approaches to atrocity crimes, including criminal trials, truth commis­sions, and traditional mediation processes. The program lived up to the promise of 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. The proceedings of this Symposium will be published in a future volume of the University of the Pacific Law Review, the McGeorge flagship journal.

The program featured:

Welcome by Dean Francis J. Mootz III,  McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.

Keynote topic of "Wrestling Tyrants," by 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? with

  • 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


Lunch & Conversation with Linda Carter, Distinguished Professor of Law, McGeorge School of Law, interviewed by Sarah Kanbar, Chief Articles Editor, The University of the Pacific Law Review.

Negotiating Justice:  The Role of Plea Bargaining in an International Justice System

  • 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


Transitional Justice in National Justice Systems as part of an "International Justice System"

  • 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

Photos from the Symposium

Global Symposium 2016