October 29, 2012
This year's Deutsch Lecture will be given by Professor Jutta Brunnée of the University of Toronto on "Stability and Change in International Law: The Roles of Treaties."
Jutta Brunnée is Associate Dean of Law (Graduate) and Professor of Law and Metcalf Chair in Environmental Law at the University of Toronto. Professor Brunnée studied law at universities in Germany and Canada, obtaining degrees from Dalhousie University (LL.M.) and from Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz (Dr. iur., summa cum laude). She has taught full-time at other Canadian universities and as visiting professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Auckland and the Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales, Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II).
She serves on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law as well as on the Board of European Society of International Law. She is a member of the International Law Association's Committee on The Legal Principles Relating to Climate Change.
Professor Brunnée is co-author of Legitimacy and Legality in International Law: An Interactional Account (Cambridge University Press, 2010), which was awarded the American Society of International Law's 2011 Certificate of Merit. She has authroed numerous articles on topics of international environmental law and international law. She is also co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law (Oxford University Press 2007), of A Globally Integrated Climate Policy for Canada (University of Toronto Press 2008), and, most recently, of Promoting Compliance in an Evolving Climate Regime (Cambridge University Press 2011).
The Deutsch Lecture is given annually as a tribute to Eberhard Deutsch. A list of previous Deutsch lecturers appears here. The Eberhard P. Deutsch Chair of Public International Law was established in 1980 through the generosity of the late Colonel Eberhard P. Deutsch and his family. The current holder of the Chair is Professor Günther Handl. Colonel Deutsch was a distinguished Tulane Law School alumnus (L '25) with a national reputation in international and military law.