Emerging International Law Scholar to Deliver Third Seymour Lecture at TU College of Law

Monday, February 15, 2010

Monica Hakimi, an up-and-coming legal scholar and assistant professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School, will deliver the third annual Judge Stephanie K. Seymour Lecture in Law at The University of Tulsa College of Law.

Monica HakimiPresenting her lecture entitled “Operationalizing the Responsibility to Protect,” Hakimi will speak Monday, February 22, 2010, at 6 p.m., in the Price & Turpen Courtroom at John Rogers Hall, 3120 E. 4th Pl. The event is free and open to the public.

Hakimi earned her B.A., summa cum laude, from Duke University in 1997 and her J.D. in 2001 from the Yale Law School. She is extensively published in public international law, international human rights law, the law of armed conflict, and U.S. foreign relations law. Her research focuses primarily on the ways in which international actors manage the international legal process and achieve their ends within it, particularly in the contexts of human rights, armed conflicts, and the use of force. Her publications include pieces in the Yale Journal of International Law, the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law, and the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law.

Hakimi has been an adjunct professor at George Mason University Law School, a visiting assistant professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, and a volunteer English professor with WorldTeach in Ecuador.

The Judge Stephanie K. Seymour Lecture in Law is the only lecture series in the country established by former clerks to honor the judge for whom they served. Those who clerked under Judge Seymour credit her as a tremendous teacher. In cooperation with the Judge’s family, these clerks chose to honor their mentor in a manner that acknowledges her commitment to provide opportunity to the best and brightest law graduates. The lecture highlights the scholarship of an untenured law professor whose dedication and passion mirror that of Judge Seymour.

Jimmy Hart