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Perspectives on the International Criminal Court and International Criminal Law and Procedure A Symposium in Memory of Megan Fairlie

Perspectives on the International Criminal Court and International Criminal Law and Procedure: A Symposium in Memory of Megan Fairlie

FIU College of Law & FIU Law Review
Friday, February 2, 2024
Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall 1000

This event is free and open to the public.
Click here to watch the live stream.

Professor Fairlie

In December 2022, the Florida International University College of Law community suffered a heartbreaking loss with the passing of Megan A. Fairlie, Professor of Law. Beloved and respected by her students and by colleagues across the globe, Professor Fairlie began her FIU Law career in 2007. Among other courses, she taught criminal law, criminal procedure, international criminal law, professional responsibility and seminars on international criminal procedure and the International Criminal Court. Her students described her as “passionate,” “a genuine expert,” and “an inspiration who showed us what a good teacher and a good person should be.” She will be remembered as a dedicated mentor, generous with her time and advice. As one of her former students recently wrote, Professor Fairlie’s guidance “has driven my choice to maintain hobbies and travel, rather than focusing solely on work, it has reminded me to continue cultivating relationships with people close to me, not just professional relationships, [and] . . . that success in life is about more than accolades and benefits packages it’s about doing what speaks to you.”

Professor Fairlie wrote extensively on the International Criminal Court and international and comparative criminal procedure, publishing her work in leading books, journals, and encyclopedias on international criminal law. This symposium honors her memory and the indelible imprint her work left on the international community of legal scholars.

Selected Publications:

Defense Issues at the International Criminal Court, 47 Ga. J. Int’l & Comp. L. 619 (2019)

The Abiding Problem of Witness Statements in International Criminal Trials, 50 N.Y.U. J. Int’l L. & Pol. 75 (2017)

The Hidden Costs of Strategic Communications for the International Criminal Court, 51 Tex. Int’l L.J. 281 (2016)

Alternate Judges as Sine Qua Non for International Criminal Trials, 48 Vand. J. Trasnat’l L. 67 (2015)


Friday, February 2, 2024

9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks:

Dean Antony Page

9:20 - 10:30 a.m. Panel IA Tale of Two Defendants in International Tribunals

Diane Marie Amann

Michael P. Scharf

Moderator: Tawia Ansah

10:45-12:20 a.m. Panel IIThe Academic Work of Megan A. Fairlie

Mark A. Drumbl

Göran Sluiter

Jennifer Trahan

Moderator: Kerri Stone

12:20 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch

1:20 - 2:30 p.m. Panel IIIMegan A. Fairlie’s Career at FIU College of Law

Video Presentation

Altanese Phenelus

Megan Roth

Casey Waldeck

Moderator: Howard M. Wasserman

2:45 - 4:15 p.m. Panel IV: Challenges in International Criminal Law

Nancy Combs

Milena Sterio

Yvonne M. Dutton

Moderator: Mario Loyola

4:15 p.m. Closing Remarks

4:30 p.m. Reception in Atrium