Professor Edwards Named to ALI Restatement Group


Professor George E. Edwards has joined the American Law Institute (ALI) group that is charged with updating the most authoritative U.S. reference work on international and foreign relations law of the U.S. Professor Edwards is an elected member of ALI.

As a new member of the Consultative Group of the ALI Restatement (Fourth) on The Foreign Relations Law of the United States, Professor Edwards joins a group of legal academics, practitioners and jurists that will update the 25-year-old ALI Restatement (Third) of The Foreign Relations Law of the United States. This Restatement serves as a major reference work for lawyers, judges, and scholars who rely on the Restatement for guidance on important issues in the field. Professor Edwards joins some of the most influential international law professionals in the U.S. working on this Restatement, the updating of which will involve research and writing over the next several years. The project will initially focus on three topics: jurisdiction and enforcement; treaties; and sovereign immunity.

Professor Edwards is the Carl M. Gray Professor of Law, the founder and director of the Program in International Human Rights Law, and a John S. Grimes Fellow at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He is the founder and former director of the Master of Laws (LL.M.) Track in International Human Rights Law at the law school. Professor Edwards is also the author of LL.M. Roadmap: An International Student’s Guide to U.S. Law School Programs, a resource for LL.M. students, graduates, and applicants around the globe. Professor Edwards has said he will donate all of his profits from this edition of the LL.M. Roadmap to the International Law Students Association, which is the parent organization of International Law Societies at law schools across the U.S. Visit the LL.M. Roadmap website to learn more.

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