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President of the International Criminal Court Addresses Alumni and Students in Paris

On July 9, an audience of Cornell Law School alumni and students of the Paris Summer Institute convened at l'Université de Paris 1 (the Sorbonne law school), for a lecture by Cornell Law alumnus Sang-Hyun Song, J.S.D. '70, president of the Internal Criminal Court. Judge Song addressed the audience on "The New International Criminal Court: What Is Its Jurisdictional Reach?" and then fielded questions during a lively Q&A session.

The previous evening, Nicolas Vivien, LL.M. '90, welcomed alumni and their guests to a reception at his law firm, Vivien & Associés, where Jack Barceló, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of International and Comparative Law and the Elizabeth and Arthur Reich Director of the Leo and Arvilla Berger International Legal Studies Program, gave an update on the status of Cornell Law School's international programs and recognized Claire Germain, the former Edward Cornell Law Librarian and Professor of Law, and director of the Paris and Berlin dual degree programs, who served the Law School for eighteen years.

"The two-day event was a great success," says Barceló. "Paris is an ideal location for this kind of event, not only because it is such a beautiful and culturally rich city, but also because it is the center of so many of the law school's innovative foreign programs. The Law School has a strong and loyal group of alumni who are leading members of the Paris Bar."

Other faculty in attendance for the Paris events included Dorothea S. Clarke Professor of Law Cynthia G. Bowman, Professor Jens Ohlin, Professor James J. Hanks, Jr., and Professor Jeffrey Rachlinski.