JTLP is very excited to be hosting one of the nation’s preeminent scholars on the laws of war: Professor Jefferson McMahan.  A Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University, Professor McMahan was a Rhodes scholar who received Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and English Literature, studied for his Master’s in Philosophy at Oxford, and received his Ph.D. from Cambridge.  He has published extensively on the moral and ethical considerations of war and the use of force and has received fellowships and awards too numerous to recount here.  You can find his remarkable credentials at his website here.

Professor McMahan’s next article, “Proportionality in Self-Defense and War” is forthcoming in Volume 23 of the Journal of Transnational Law & Policy.  We are honored to have Professor McMahan coming to speak in the Richard B. Lillich Memorial Lecture in International Law about his work on the use of force, proportionality, and the “Just War” Theory.  The lecture is open to the public and will be held in the D’Alemberte Rotunda at the Florida State University College of Law on Friday, April 12th at 4pm, with a reception to follow.

The speaker series honors the memory of Richard B. Lillich, a leading scholar in International Law and a champion for human rights in the international community.