Members of the Global Studies Law Review Attend the 2019  

Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law

Dagen-Legomsky Fellows

Crimes Against Humanity Student Research Project

The 113th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) was held in Washington, D.C., from March 27-30, 
2019. This year's meeting featured an inaugural International Law Review Editors Roundtable. WashULaw students Rocky 
Esposito, JD '20, and John Ukenye, JD '20, attended in their capacity as Editor-in-Chief and Symposium Editor, respectively, 
of the Law School's Global Studies Law Review.  

The Dagen-Legomsky Fellowship program provides law students 
the opportunity to expand their knowledge of international law 
by participating in enriching summer experiences abroad.  


In summer 2018, Justin Long, JD '20, attended the Hague Academy of 
International Law's International Public Law summer program and 
Megan Ferguson, JD '20, attended Xiamen Academy's summer program 
on international law.   
In summer 2019, Rocky Esposito, JD '20, and Michael Gerber, JD '21, 
attended the Hague Academy of International Law and Dylan Davis, JD 
'20, attended the Xiamen Academy.

Each year, the Harris Institute engages students in an intensive 
research project on crimes against humanity and the International 
Criminal Court (ICC), working directly with ICC Prosecutor Fatou 
Bensouda and Special Advisor on Crimes Against Humanity, Professor 
Leila Sadat.  In fall 2018, this team considered the situation of the 
Muslim Rohingya people of Myanmar in response to the ICC Pre-
Trial Chamber ruling that the Court has jurisdiction over at least 
some of the crimes allegedly committed against the Rohingya, 
on account of Bangladesh’s membership as an ICC State Party.  
Students in this project took up some of the legal questions related to 
this decision in a four-part blog series that can be found on 

Lex lata, 

lex ferenda


Rohingya refugees walk through water as they flee 

violence in Myanmar to reach Bangladesh

Xiamen Academy students visit cultural sites on  

Gulangyu Island

AFP Photo