Blog Posts: William L. Thore (Logan)

William L. Thore (Logan)

Symposium Review: Sovereign Assumptions

The North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation (ILJ) at the University of North Carolina School of Law held their annual symposium this past week, focusing on “Emerging Issues in the Law of Armed Conflict and International Security.” The symposium allowed ILJ to draw from the state’s strong military ties and the state’s wide network of national security legal professionals.

Scholars from across the nation also contributed to the agenda for ILJ’s symposium. Professor Eric Talbot Jensen began the morning with his presentation entitled “The Future of the Law of Armed Conflict.” Jensen, of Brigham Young University School of Law and of Tallinn Manual notoriety, gave an early disclaimer regarding the difficulty of predicting the future, much less predicting the law that the future needs. Jensen continued to lay out a framework for how to best predict the laws needed for the future of armed conflict. Among Jensen’s thoughtful predictions were several assumptions, which Jensen himself readily acknowledged and welcomed feedback concerning his assumptions’ veracity.

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