Committee on Teaching Public International Law Sponsored Panel on Teaching Transitional Justice
The Committee on Teaching Public International Law (chaired by Milena Sterio) co-sponsored a panel on “Teaching Transitional Justice” in November 2022, organized by ASIL’s Transitional Justice and Rule of Law Interest Group.
The roundtable discussion included scholars who teach transitional justice at universities and in varied classroom settings, and considered how diverse student bodies and instructors impact transitional justice pedagogy. It discussed how the specific classroom context within which transitional justice is taught shapes the ways in which professors teach it as well as the content of the course(s), challenges and/or unexpected opportunities professors have faced while teaching transitional justice, and best practices for teaching transitional justice in varied contexts. The discussion also considered how the personal and professional backgrounds of teachers of transitional justice shape the ways in which they teach the topic, and offered an opportunity for current and recent students of transitional justice to share their experiences on how they were taught transitional justice.
- Noha Aboueldahab – Georgetown University in Qatar (moderator)
- Colleen Murphy – University of Illinois College of Law
- Umut Özsu – Carleton University
- Helen Scanlon – University of Cape Town
A recording of the panel is available online.
The Committee on Teaching International Law: (1) supports professors who are teaching international law; (2) supports the development of books and materials to help students learn international law; (3) encourages the introduction of international law topics in other law classes; (4) encourages individuals who are seeking to become professors of international law; and (5) encourages scholarship and professional development in the field of international law.