International Law Lecture Addresses Pinochet and Guantanamo Bay
The Honorable Frank Sullivan, Jr. spoke at the law school on April 15 at the invitation of the Indiana International and Comparative Law Review (II&CLR). His lecture, “Pinochet and Guantanamo Bay: The Role of Courts in Resolving Disputes with Foreign Policy Implications,” addressed whether courts should decide cases with foreign policy implications, and how this impacts the roles and responsibilities of the executive and judicial branches of government. Justice Sullivan holds an LL.M. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his talk, which took place in the Wynne Courtroom at the law school, was based on his LL.M. thesis, “A Separation of Powers Perspective on Pinochet.” The article is being published by the II&CLR in an upcoming issue.
Justice Sullivan was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court in 1992 by then-Governor Evan Bayh. Prior to his appointment, he was Indiana State Budget Director (1989-92), practiced law in Indianapolis (1982-89), and worked on the staff of U.S. Representative John Brademas (1974-79).
Established in 1991, the II& CLR is devoted to the study and analysis of current international legal issues and problems and is published semi-annually by the law school. Its faculty board of advisers is chaired by Professor Jeffrey W. Grove, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies.