Wednesday, January 20 | 12:00 p.m.
How to Punish Pirates?
Associate Dean Milena Sterio, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Associate Dean Milena Sterio, the Charles R. Emrick Jr.- Calfee Halter & Griswold Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Academic Enrichment, focuses her research on the fields of international law, international criminal law, international human rights, law of the seas, and in particular, maritime piracy as well as private international law. In her capacity as expert on maritime piracy law, she has participated in the meetings of the United Nations Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia, and has been a member of the Piracy Expert Group, an academic think tank functioning within the auspices of the Public International Law and Policy Group. Sterio is one of six permanent editors of the prestigious IntLawGrrls blog and in spring of 2013, was a Fulbright Scholar at Baku State University in Azerbaijan. Sterio earned her law degree from Cornell Law School, and before joining the Cleveland-Marshall faculty, she was an associate in the New York City firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton and an adjunct law professor at Cornell.
Professor Eugene Kontorovich, Northwestern University College of Law
Professor Eugene Kontorovich’s research spans the fields of constitutional law, international law and law and economics. He has authored a series of papers that extend “transaction cost” analysis from private law to constitutional law. Kontorovich is also a leading expert on maritime piracy, universal jurisdiction and international criminal law. His scholarship has been relied on in important foreign relations cases in the federal courts, and historic piracy cases in the U.S. and abroad. Kontorovich is working on a book, Justice at Sea: Piracy and the Limits of International Criminal Law, with Harvard University Press. Kontorovich attended law school at the University of Chicago, where he also taught for two years as a visiting professor. Before coming to Northwestern, he was a professor at George Mason University Law School.