The 3rd Hoffinger Criminal Justice Forum of this academic year will take place on Monday, November 29th in Lipton Hall, D’Agostino Hall from 8:15 to 9:45 p.m.
The speaker will be Visiting professor (from UCLA) Maximo Langer. His topic will be “The Limits of International Criminal Law.”
Professor Langer received his LL.B. from the University of Buenos Aires Law School (1995), where he was editor of the University of Buenos Aires Law Review. He received his J.S.D. degree from Harvard Law School. Since 2003, he has been a member of the UCLA law faculty. .
Professor Langer has published articles and book chapters in English and Spanish on criminal law and procedure. His article “The Rise of Managerial Judging in International Criminal Law” was selected for the 2006 Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum in the Public International Law Category. He was the winner of the 2007 Hessel Yntema Prize by the American Society of Comparative Law for “Most Outstanding Article Published by a Scholar under 40.” His article “Revolution in Latin American Criminal Procedure: Diffusion of Legal Ideas from the Periphery” was awarded the 2007 Margaret Popkin Award by the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) for “Best Paper on the Law” presented at the XXVII LASA International Congress.
Professor Langer’s current project is “The Diplomacy of Universal Jurisdiction: The Role of the Political Branches in the Transnational Prosecution of International Crimes.”