Into the Depths
New York, March 12, 2015—As tensions mount between China and its neighbors over disputed maritime territory in the South and East China Seas, Columbia Law School students aren’t just following the latest developments in the news—they also are learning about the law that governs the conflicts in an innovative new class taught by leading scholars in the relevant fields.
Professors Benjamin Liebman (top left) and Matthew Waxman (top right) have collaborated on law of the sea issues before. In 2012, they hosted Vice Admiral James W. Houck (top center), the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General, for a discussion of the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea. Later that year, the Law School brought together representatives from 30 foreign governments to discuss international law and the South China Sea.