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Law School enters agreement with Trial Chamber of Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

October 12, 2012

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is privileged to announce that its International Criminal Law Practicum has entered into an unique agreement with the Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) to provide analysis and research in compliance with the ECCC Internal Rules. The Trial Chamber is currently hearing evidence in Case 002, which involves three leaders of the 1975-1979 Khmer Rouge regime – Nuon Chea, Ieng Sary and Khieu Samphan – facing charges that include crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide.

The Tribunal’s website is located here.


First Presidential Debate of the 2012 Election hosted by the University of Denver

October 04, 2012

On October 3rd the University of Denver hosted the first presidential debate of the 2012 Election. President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney debated domestic policy. The debate was the first in a series of presidential debates. The event was a culmination of a year full calendar of events, a festive culture and smooth operations. In the months and weeks leading up the debate, the University hosted more than 100 related events—everything from lectures to film screenings. More than 25,000 people attended these events. The debate itself was watched by 67 million viewers. PBS’s Jim Lehrer moderated.


Nanda Denver Post Op-Ed: U.S. Must Monitor Island Feud

September 24, 2012

View Professor Nanda’s Op-Ed piece at: http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_21595338?source=pop_section_opinion .


Ved Nanda Center Hosts Lunchtime Talk on Syria

September 05, 2012

On September 5th, the ILS and Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law hosted a lunchtime lecture on the current state of affairs in Syria. A panel of experts, including Professor Nanda, discussed the implications of international law as well as the humanitarian struggles facing the international community.

Professor Nanda was joined by Professor Art Gilbert, Associate Professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies and Dr. Robert Hazan, Dean of the Political Science Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Each panelist took time to speak before fielding questions from the 65 attendees.

For more information on the Ved Nanda Center and other international events, please visit the Nanda Center’s webpage.


State Bar of California to honor alumnus Albert Golbert with International Lawyer of the Year award

September 04, 2012

The State Bar of California International Law Section will honor Albert Golbert with the 2012 Warren G. Christopher International Lawyer of the Year Award at a reception during the State Bar’s Annual Meeting October 11-14, 2012 in Monterey, California. This award is presented annually to a California lawyer for achievement in international law. This is the second year that the International Law Section has presented such an award.

Information about the award can be found here.


International Business Law - Presented by Matt Wilson

September 04, 2012

Students! Please join the Office of Career Development for a lunchtime presentation by Matt Wilson, an attorney who will discuss International Business Law opportunities. For more information on this and other career opportunity presentations, please visit the CDO’s web-site at http://www.law.du.edu/index.php/career-development-and-opportunities.


Alumna Sheila Slocum Hollis to become a fellow with The American College of Environmental Lawyers

August 22, 2012

Sheila Slocum Hollis JD’73 has been elected to become a fellow with The American College of Environmental Lawyers. Hollis is one of 26 attorneys nationwide that will be inducted into the college during its annual meeting in October. The chair of Duane Morris’ Washington, D.C., office, Hollis represents government bodies and the power and natural gas industries on domestic and international energy, water and environmental matters.


Nanda Denver Post Op-Ed: America Should sign on to Law of Sea Treaty

July 08, 2012

View Professor Nanda’s Op-Ed piece at: http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_21015710/america-should-sign-law-sea-treaty?IADID=Search-www.denverpost.com-www.denverpost.com.


International Journal for Court Administration Now Available Online!

June 11, 2012

Access the Journal by clicking here


April 13 & 14 International Law Anniversary Weekend features an exciting selection of speakers

May 31, 2012

This past year, an exciting anniversary took place—The Denver Journal of International Law and Policy turned 40. One of the first of its kind, the Journal was forward-looking and unique and has continued through the years with a tradition of superior and innovative scholarship. (Indeed, most recently, Washington and Lee University School of Law ranked the Journal 32nd nationally for student edited international law journals, and 38th in the world overall for the subject matter of international law). To mark the occasion, and to celebrate this legacy of excellence, students and ILSP faculty and staff collaborated to host an International Law Anniversary Weekend (April 13-15, 2012) featuring an alumni awards dinner, an all-day academic symposium on Emerging Issues in International Law, and a champagne reception officially launching the 40th Anniversary Edition of the Journal—a Festschrift honoring the general founder of the Journal, Professor Ved P. Nanda.

One of the highlights of the weekend was the exciting symposium on Emerging Issues in International Law. Numerous prominent scholars and dignitaries addressed topics such as the future of international criminal prosecutions, prosecuting crimes against humanity in domestic courts, and corporate social responsibility, sustainability and human rights. Notable speakers included Professor David Aronofsky, General Counsel, University of Montana and Professor of International Law, University of Montana School of Law; Mr. Anthony Carroll, recently appointed Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Professor John P. Cerone, Director of the Center for International Law and Policy at New England Law; Ms. Kate Doyle, Senior Analyst of U.S. Policy in Latin America at the National Security Archive; Mr. Larry Johnson, former Assistant Secretary General for Legal Affairs at the United Nations and currently Adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School; Professor Jennifer Moore of the University of New Mexico; Professor Ved P. Nanda, Professor John E. Noyes of California Western School of Law; Mr. Jose Antonio Pelaez Bardales, lead prosecutor in the ground-breaking prosecution of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, and current Attorney General of Peru; Mr. Robert Petit, former prosecutor with the Office of the Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone and current Counsel and Team Leader with the War Crimes Section of Canada’s Federal Department of Justice; Dr. Daniel Warner, founder of the Program for the Study of International Organizations at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva and current Assistant Director for International Affairs at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF).

For more information on the 40th anniversary book, Perspectives on International Law in an Era of Change, please contact Journal Editor in Chief, Brianna Evans at bevans13@law.du.edu.


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