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Emergency, Exception, Miracle

Emergency, Exception, Miracle

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Limit, Exception, Emergency, Miracle
Melbourne Legal Theory Workshop &Research Student SymposiumSpeakersJenny Beard
is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne Law Faculty. Herresearch interests include law and development, legal theory and legal practice. Forthe purposes of her paper, it
s probably also useful to know that Jenny practises lawat the Victorian Bar. She has written a book called
The Political Economy of Desire: International Law, Development and the Nation State,
which is being published thisweek.
Hilary Charlesworth
is a Professor and Director of the Centre for InternationalGovernance and Justice, Australian National University. She also holds anappointment as Professor of International Law and Human Rights in the Faculty ofLaw, ANU and is an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow. Her researchinterests are in international legal theory and post-conflict state-building.
Megan Donaldson
has completed a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws at theUniversity of Melbourne. She has just finished a history honours thesis entitled
‘Remains of Revolution: Representations of Mass Violence in the Aftermath of the
Vendée, 1794
 –99’. She was a member of the student
Melbourne Journal of International Law 
from 2001
2004, and an Editor in 2005. In 2006 she has been aResearch Fellow in the Institute for International Law and the Humanities, Universityof Melbourne.
Costas Douzinas
will step down as Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Birkbeck College,University of London and will hopefully have a long and relaxing year after that. Hisnew books
Human Rights and Empire: The Political Philosophy of Cosmopolitanism 
 (Routledge) and
Adieu Derrida 
(Palgrave Macmillan) will be published early nextyear.
Ian Duncanson
has taught in universities in the UK and Australia and has been avisiting scholar at the universities of Edinburgh, Cardiff and most recently at theUniversity of British Columbia, in the Australian Studies Centre and the Faculty ofLaw. His conference papers and publications have been in the areas of legal andsocial theory, legal education and law and history. He is currently ResearchAssociate at the Institute of Postcolonial Studies and Adjunct Associate Professor atthe Sociolegal Studies Research Centre, Griffith Law School.
Prue Elletson
has completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and is currently finishing herBachelor of Laws at the University of Melbourne. Her Arts studies focused ongeography and politics, and in 2005 she completed a cultural geography thesisexploring the bordering of Australia using migration law and popular discourse. Prueworks as a researcher at the Victorian Law Reform Commission, having previouslyheld research posts in areas such as native title law, criminal law and social activism.
Hassan El Menyawi
is Assistant Professor in the Department of International Lawand Human Rights at the University for Peace, and is currently visiting the Universityof Pennsylvania Law School and will be Distinguished Kemp Visiting Professor atDavidson College. He received an LLM in International Law from Osgoode Hall Law
School; an LLB (common law) and BCL (civil law) from McGill Law School; and aBSc in psychology from McGill University. He was Visiting Scholar at Harvard LawSchool and the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Before his appointment atHarvard Law School, he was teaching human rights at York University. He is the co-founder and associate editor of the
Muslim World Journal of Human Rights 
Fleur Johns
is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney,teaching and conducting research mainly in public international law. Fleur is agraduate of the University of Melbourne (BA, LLB (Hons)) and Harvard Law School(LLM, SJD) and a member of the New York Bar, where she practised law for sixyears, specializing in international project finance. Fleur is a member of the EditorialBoards of the
Leiden Journal of International Law 
(co-editor, Articles) and the
Australian Journal of Human Rights 
, a former member of the Editorial Board of the
Sydney Law Review 
(which she will shortly be rejoining) and a former Primary Editorof the
Harvard Human Rights Journal 
. Fleur has also worked with a number of othernon-governmental and international organizations in Australia and elsewhere.Awards of which Fleur has been the recipient include the Menzies Scholarship toHarvard University, a Leverhulme Visiting Fellowship to the United Kingdom, and theLaylin Prize at Harvard Law School. She has published in Australia, North Americaand Europe.
Vivek (Vik) Kanwar
is a JSD Candidate at NYU School of Law, currently teaching atLoyola University School of Law in New Orleans. Vik was born in Nigeria and raisedin the United States. He is currently completing
The Politics of Necessity: Discoursesand Doctrines of Exception in International Law
a dissertation under the direction ofProfessors Benedict Kingsbury and Martti Koskenniemi. He holds an LLM from NYU,a JD from Northeastern University, and a BA (Hons) in Social and Critical Theoryfrom New College. While living in New York for many years researching issues onthe regulation of violence in international law, he also studied with a number ofcontinental philosophers including Ernesto Laclau and the late Jacques Derrida. InOctober 2004,
he spoke at a memorial service among Derrida’s long
-time students.Vik has been a Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights and the Center onInternational Cooperation, and a Program Assistant at the Hauser Global Law SchoolProgram at NYU. He has published in legal and interdisciplinary journals including
Critical Sense 
(Special Issue on States of Emergency),
The International Journal of Constitutional Law 
), and the
Review of Law and Social Change 
. In his sparetime, he buys more books than he can read, and reads the same two books everynight to his seven month old daughter Zazie.
Martti Koskenniemi
is Member of the International Law Commission (UN) andProfessor with the Academy of Finland. He has also been Professor of InternationalLaw at the University of Helsinki since in 1995. Before that, he worked as Counsellorfor Legal Affairs at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. He has representedFinland at numerous international bodies, among them the UN General Assemblyand the Security Council. He has also litigated with the International Court of Justice.
Professor Koskenniemi’s research interests have focused on the theory and history
of international law. His main works are
From Apology to Utopia. The Structure of International Legal Argument 
(reissue with a new epilogue 2005) and
The Gentle Civilizer of Nations. The Rise and Fall of International Law 1870-1960 
(2001). Inaddition, he has written on human rights, collective security, and economic sanctions,as well as on various aspects of legal theory and the history of international law.
Cressida Limon
is a lecturer in the Law School at Victoria University, Melbourne anda PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne. Cressidarecently returned to Australia after a year as an exchange student working with
Professor Donna Haraway in the History of Consciousness Department at theUniversity of California Santa Cruz. Cressida is currently working on her PhD thesiswhich is entitled
Genes, biotechnology and legal
. The researchquestions current approaches to inventiveness via an examination of diverse patentsin the areas of biotechnology and medical research (eg, transgenic animals, genetics,medical treatments) in relation to narratives of technoscientific progress.
Sonja Litz
currently works with AusAID and has recently returned from living on apolice and military base in Solomon Islands, where she worked as legal and policyadviser to the Participating Police Force, Regional Assistance Mission to SolomonIslands (she worked in 2003 to help design and deploy the RAMSI mission). Prior tothis she worked for a short time with the police deployment to Papua New Guinea aspart of the Enhanced Cooperation Program. She has given internationalhumanitarian law advice to the Australian Government in relation to its deployment toIraq, in particular the effect of Australia's International Criminal Court obligations onthat deployment. She has also worked with the Australian Department of Defence onUN peace operations and arms control.
William MacNeil
is an Associate Professor at Griffith Law School, Brisbane,Queensland, Australia. Born in Canada, Dr MacNeil holds degrees in law fromDalhousie, London and Columbia Universities and in literature from the University ofToronto. He has worked and/or taught at the Department of Law, London School ofEconomics and Political Science, and the Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong,before emigrating to Australia in 1998. At Griffith Law School, Dr MacNeil teachesJurisprudence, Criminal Law and Legal Fictions: Representations of Law in Cinema,Philosophy and Literature. In 2001-2002 he was the Loewenstein Visiting Fellow inJurisprudence at Amherst College, Amherst, Ma, USA. Dr MacNeil has publishedwidely in the fields of jurisprudence, legal history and cultural legal studies. His book,
Lex Populi: The Jurisprudence of Popular Culture 
will be published early in 2007 byStanford University Press. At present, Dr MacNeil is writing a book on therelationship between legal theory and the nineteenth century novel.
Shaun McVeigh
is a senior lecturer in the school of law at Griffith University. Hisresearch interests include the regulation of the dying, legal relations between theliving and the dead, and the jurisprudence of jurisdiction. He has recently edited abook,
Jurisprudence of Jurisdiction 
, that will be published by UCL Press in 2007.
Naz K Modirzadeh
is Senior Associate at the Harvard Program on HumanitarianPolicy and Conflict Research, where she manages the International HumanitarianLaw and Middle East portfolios. She previously worked for Human Rights Watch, andlater served as Assistant Professor and Director of the International Human RightsLaw MA Program at the American University in Cairo. She has carried out fieldresearch and training in the Middle East, Europe, and Afghanistan. Naz haspublished policy and monitoring reports on torture, the application of IHL in Iraq, andlegal reform and Islamic law in Afghanistan. Her primary research is on theintersections between Islamic law, IHL, human rights law and the practitioners whowork within and between these disciplines. She received her BA from the Universityof California, Berkeley, and her JD from Harvard Law School. Her most recentpublication
is ‘
Taking Islamic Law Seriously: INGOs and the Battle for Muslim Heartsand Minds,
in the
Harvard Human Rights Journal 
Ed Mussawir
is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law at the University ofMelbourne. With interests in jurisprudence, legal history and culture, his research hascentred around the concept of jurisdiction as a theme for analyzing the forms andmodes of legal power through speech and desire. To these forms, he is interested in

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