High Table Symposium

One of the central features of the LL.M. program is the “High Table” luncheon series, which is held throughout during the academic year. High Table is a luncheon discussion attended by LL.M. faculty and required for LL.M. students, based on presentations by practitioners from the public and private sectors and visiting legal scholars. Some of our recent guests are listed below.

Some of our High Table guests have also been invited to offer Fletcher-wide speeches under the auspices of the distinguished Charles Francis Adams Lecture Series.  These have included H.E. Hisashi Owada, then President of the International Court of Justice; Nobel Laureate Dr. Mohamed Elbaradei; and H.E. Joseph Deiss, President of the 65th Session of the U.N. General Assembly.

2011 – 2012 Speakers

Hon. Robert Cordy, Associate Justice, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts; Member, LL.M. Advisory Council

Professor Cecile Aptel, Associate Professor of International Law, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Dr. Charles Cogan, Associate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, The Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

John Bellinger, Esq., Partner, Arnold and Porter, LLP; former Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State

Professor Jeswald Salacuse, Henry J. Braker Professor of Law, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Professor Christof Heyns, Professor of Human Rights Law, Co-director of the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa at the University of Pretoria; United Nations Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

Professor Sean Murphy, Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

Alan R. Crain, Esq., Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Baker Hughes, Inc.