Northwestern Law Alumni Club of the Twin Cities Faculty Presentation

The Northwestern Law Alumni Club of the Twin Cities invites you to attend a presentation entitled "Pirate Prosecution Paradoxes" with Professor Eugene Kontorovich on March 6th.

Presentation Description:
Professor Kontorovich will discuss the paradigmatic international crime of piracy. At a time when international law has reached new levels of maturity, maritime piracy continues to frustrate efforts at law-based solutions. Many pirates are caught, but few prosecuted. And those that do face trial, may not mind. At the same time, practical solutions like self-defense by endangered ships face numerous legal obstacles. Professor Kontorovich will also touch on the 2013 film Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks. The film tells how merchant mariner Captain Richard Phillips was taken hostage by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean during the Maersk Alabama hijacking in 2009.

Presenter: Prof. Kontorovich’s areas of expertise are constitutional law, international law, and law and economics. He is currently working on a book entitled, “Justice at Sea: Piracy and the Limits of International Criminal Law.” To read Prof. Kontorovich’s biography, click here.

Event Details:
Thursday, March 6, 2014
6:00 – 7:00 PM Presentation
7:00 – 8:00 PM Networking Reception

Briggs and Morgan
2200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minnesota Room
Minneapolis, MN 55402
*Please note that if you arrive after 6:00 pm, you will need to check in the security desk.

Cost: $10 Per Person (refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be provided)

CLE Credit is pending. Walk-in registrants are welcome.

Thank you to Christine Kim JD ’10 and Briggs and Morgan for hosting this event.

Please contact or 312.503.1793 with questions.