Crawford to address international law

Monday, 22 September 2003

Cambridge Professor of Law James Crawford SC will present the inaugural lecture, The Rule of Law in International Law, on Tuesday 23 September in the new series named in his honour The James Crawford Biennial Lecture Series on International Law. The lecture will be held at 6:00pm in Union House at the University of Adelaide.

James Crawford is a University of Adelaide law graduate and rose to the rank of Professor before leaving to take the prestigious deanship at Sydney Law School.

Professor Crawford is currently Whewell Professor of International Law, at the University of Cambridge, Professorial Fellow of Jesus College, Chair of the Faculty Board of Law and former Director of the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law.

"We are truly fortunate to host this lecture series. Professor Crawford is a superstar in international law. He has close ties with Adelaide and we are delighted to welcome him to his alma mater if only for a brief visit. We won't detain him - the ICJ waits for no man," says Professor Paul Fairall, Dean of the University's Law School.

Professor Crawford has combined an academic career with practical work in the arena of international law. He has appeared before the International Court of Justice (in the Hague) and other international tribunals, acted for the Crown Prince of Jordan and was the first Australian to serve on the United Nations International Law Commission. The Malaysian government recently conferred on Crawford the Paglima Jasa Negara, which carries the title of Datuk, in recognition of litigation on Malaysia's behalf before the International Court of Justice.

The lecture will be complemented with a commentary by Professor Hilary Charlesworth, Director, Centre for International and Public Law, Australian National University.


What: The James Crawford Biennial Lecture Series on International Law
Topic: The Rule of Law in International Law, by Professor James Crawford, SC
When: Tuesday 23 September 2003
Where: Union House, University of Adelaide
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: Free


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