Admission Price: Free to attend. Please register
Speaker: Dr Gleider I Hernández, Senior Lecturer, Durham Law School
It has been said that it is narcissistic for an international legal scholar to reflect on the role of the individual within the international legal profession. We do not question the mainstream presumption that whatever the form of our professional engagement (academic, activist, advocate, judge, government official, or any combination thereof), the international legal profession is united by its focus: ‘everywhere it is expected to focus on legal problems: that is to say, problems about the content and the application of law.’ Gleider’s presentation will advance the view that international law is simultaneously constituted by and constitutes the community of international lawyers who engage with it. The relationship is ‘co-constitutive’, meaning on the one hand that it is the community of international lawyers who come to create, interpret and render operative the international law with which they engage in their professional practice; and simultaneously, that certain argumentative rules pervade the international legal discipline, generating background ideas that come to constitute, or at least structure, the professional vocabularies of all international lawyers.
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1.00pm - 3.00pmThursday 11th February 2016