Preeminent International Law Scholar David Stewart Speaks at Law School

March 14, 2016

david-stewart-tmbDavid Stewart, Professor from Practice, Director of Georgetown’s Global Law Scholars Program and Co-Director of its Center on Transitional Business and the Law, had a busy couple of days at Texas A&M University School of Law to talk with faculty, students and local attorneys on international law.

On Wednesday, Mar. 9, Stewart delivered a colloquium for the faculty titled “Is Federalism a Significant Obstacle to U.S. Compliance with its International Obligations?” Later that day in a seminar sponsored by the Office of Career Services, Stewart discussed with students the importance of international law and opportunities for pursuing a career in the field in government service and in private practice.

He said that there are more jobs for international lawyers today than have existed at any point in his career, and he encouraged students to take international courses and really get to know their professors.

david-stewart-CLEModerator Charlotte Ku and panelists David Stewart and William Henning at the international treaties CLE
On Thursday, March 10, he joined Executive Professor William Henning and moderator Professor Charlotte Ku for the CLE panel, “Options for Implementing International Treaties that Affect Areas of Law Traditionally Reserved to the States,” presented to the Fort Worth-Dallas legal community.

The panel explored methods in the context of a number of treaties that would benefit the United States that are currently being considered for ratification.

Stewart teaches international law at Georgetown University Law Center following a distinguished career at the U.S. Department of State and has held top positions in areas of human rights and in private practice. He also serves as President of the American Branch of the International Law Association and is member of the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law. Learn more.

Henning said Stewart’s visit was a great opportunity for everyone.

“I’ve received glowing comments about his presentations from students, faculty members, and practitioners alike,” he said. “On the way to the airport, David told me how impressed he was with the law school and that he thoroughly enjoyed his visit to Fort Worth.”

- Article by Jennifer Nassar, Communications Specialist, Texas A&M University School of Law