Emory International Law Review


The annual David J. Bederman Lecture honors the memory of Professor David Bederman and celebrates his extraordinary accomplishments in scholarship, teaching and advocacy. The Emory International Law Review continues the tradition of publishing the lecture in Issue 4. On Monday, October 28, 2019, Emory Law’s Center for International and Comparative Law presented the annual David J. Bederman Lecture. The lecture was given by The Honorable Rosalie Silberman Abella. Justice Abella was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 2004. She is the first Jewish woman and first refugee appointed to the Court, having come to Canada with her family in 1950. She was first appointed to the bench at age 29, the youngest person appointed to the judiciary in Canada. She has written over 90 articles and written or co-edited four books.