At UVA Law’s 31st Sokol Colloquium, A.J. Bellia of Notre Dame Law and Paul Stephan and John Harrison of UVA Law discussed international law and the judiciary in a panel moderated by Saikrishna Prakash, also of UVA Law. During the colloquium, scholars, jurists and practitioners discussed ALI’s Restatement of the Law Fourth, The Foreign Relations Law of the United States.

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Paul B. Stephan

Coordinating Reporter, Restatement of the Law Fourth, The Foreign Relations Law of the United States

Paul B. Stephan is an expert on international business, international dispute resolution and comparative law, with an emphasis on Soviet and post-Soviet legal systems. In addition to writing prolifically in these fields, Stephan has advised governments and international organizations, taken part in cases in the Supreme Court of the United States, the federal courts, and various foreign judicial and arbitral proceedings, and lectured to professionals and scholarly groups around the world on issues raised by the globalization of the world economy. During 2006-07, he served as counselor on international law in the U.S. Department of State. He currently is a coordinating reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States. Other interests for Stephan, who joined the University of Virginia’s law faculty in 1979, include taxation and constitutional law.

John C. Harrison

UVA Law School

John C. Harrison joined the faculty in 1993 as an associate professor of law after a distinguished career with the U.S. Department of Justice. His teaching subjects include constitutional history, federal courts, remedies, corporations, civil procedure, legislation and property. In 2008 he was on leave from the Law School to serve as counselor on international law in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State.

A. J. Bellia Jr.

Notre Dame Law

A.J. Bellia teaches and researches in the areas of constitutional law, federal courts, federalism, legal history, procedure, and contracts at the University of Notre Dame School of Law.  Professor Bellia's published works in these fields include numerous law review articles and the first American casebook on Federalism. Bellia joined the Notre Dame Law School faculty in 2000 and also has served as a visiting professor of law at the University of Virginia School of Law (2007). He is the founding director of the Notre Dame Program on Constitutional Structure and a member of the American Law Institute (ALI).

Saikrishna Prakash

UVA Law School

Saikrishna Prakash is a professor at UVA Law School. His scholarship focuses on separation of powers, particularly executive powers. He teaches Constitutional Law, Foreign Relations Law and Presidential Powers at the Law School. Professor Prakash majored in economics and political science at Stanford University. At Yale Law School, he served as senior editor of the Yale Law Journal and received the John M. Olin Fellowship in Law, Economics and Public Policy. After law school, he clerked for Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for Justice Clarence Thomas of the U.S. Supreme Court. After practicing in New York for two years, he served as a visiting professor at the University of Illinois College of Law and as an associate professor at Boston University School of Law. He then spent several years at the University of San Diego School of Law as the Herzog Research Professor of Law. Prakash has been a visiting professor at the Northwestern University School of Law and the University of Chicago Law School. He also has served as a James Madison Fellow at Princeton University and Visiting Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He is a member of The American Law Institute (ALI).

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