Watch Jean Galbraith of Penn Law, Jide Nzelibe of Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, and George Rutherglen of UVA Law discuss the ambitions of the Fourth Restatement with moderator Mila Versteeg also of UVA Law in a panel from UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed ALI’s Restatement of the Law Fourth, The Foreign Relations Law of the United States.


Jean Galbraith

Penn Law

Jean Galbraith is a scholar of U.S. foreign relations law and public international law.  Her work focuses on the allocation of legal authority among U.S. governmental actors and, at the international level, between domestic actors and international regimes.  She has published or forthcoming articles in the Cornell Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the NYU Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, and numerous international law journals.  She currently serves as the editor of the Contemporary Practice of the United States (CPUS) section of the American Journal of International Law.  She received her B.A. summa cum laude from Harvard University and her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.  After graduating law school, she served as a law clerk at the D.C. Circuit (for Judge Tatel) and at the Supreme Court of the United States (for Justice Stevens).  She also spent a year as an Associate Legal Officer at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (for Judge Meron).  In 2017, by vote of the graduating 3L class, she received the Harvey Levin Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence.

Jide Nzelibe

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Jide Nzelibe joined Northwestern's faculty as an assistant professor in 2004 became a full Professor in 2008. He served as the Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago before joining Northwestern Law. In addition to his JD from Yale Law School, he also holds an MPA in international relations from Princeton University, where he was awarded a fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and a pre-doctoral fellowship from the Ford Foundation. His research and teaching interests include international trade, foreign relations law, public and private international law and contracts.

George Rutherglen

UVA Law School

George Rutherglen joined Virginia's law faculty in 1976. He teaches admiralty, civil procedure, employment discrimination and professional responsibility. While he was a student at law school, Rutherglen was articles editor of the California Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. After graduation, he clerked for Judge J. Clifford Wallace of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Diego, and Justices William O. Douglas and John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court. Rutherglen has chaired the advisory committee on Fourth Circuit Rules and served as director of the Graduate Program for Judges at the Law School. He has written widely on employment discrimination, civil rights and admiralty.

Mila Versteeg

UVA Law School

Mila Versteeg joined the Law School in 2011. Her research and teaching interests include comparative constitutional law, public international law and empirical legal studies. Most of her research deals with the origins, evolution and effectiveness of provisions in the world’s constitutions. Her publications have, amongst others, appeared in the California Law Review, the New York University Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Legal Studies, the Journal of Law and Economics, the American Journal of International Law, and the Journal of Law, Economics and Organizations. A number of her works have been translated into Chinese, Portuguese and Turkish.


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