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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

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:

International Journal for Court Administration Now Available Online!

June 11, 2012

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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

Denver Post: Hitting “resset” with Russia’s Putin

April 03, 2012


Somali Piracy panel held at Denver Law

March 07, 2012
The Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, in collaboration with NGO Oceans Beyond Piracy, hosted an evening panel discussing the legal and policy implications of maritime piracy in Somalia and across the world’s oceans. The panel, “Somali Piracy: Legal and Policy Challenges,” featured expert panelists Sir James Burnell-Nugent, Former Commander-in-Chief Fleet of the Royal Navy; Ms. Donna Hopkins, Coordinator, Counter Piracy and Maritime Security, Bureau of Political Military Affairs, U.S. State Department; Dr. Swadesh Rana of Oceans Beyond Piracy- India, Program Adviser and Focal Point for South Asia; and Commander Kimberlie Young, Legal Advisor to the NATO’s Allied Command Transformation.
View video of this Panel

Denver Law students to compete in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

March 01, 2012

Denver Law students will argue in a simulated international commercial arbitration hearing in four cities worldwide this March. The students will compete over the course of two weeks in either Europe or Asia. One team of students competes in the Shanghai Vis “Pre-Moot” event which then leads to the official Vis Moot (East) in Hong Kong. Another team of students will travel to the Belgrade Open “Pre-Moot” before traveling to Vienna for the main Vis Moot event. The students will compete in four preliminary rounds in Hong Kong and Vienna. If they score high enough, they advance to head-to-head elimination rounds. The Vis Moot is considered the olympics of international trade law. It is one of the most prestigious student competitions in the world. Many conferences and events related to international trade law and dispute resolution take place during the event, and social networking is considered half of the Moot experience.

The Moot Shanghai takes place at the East China University of Political Science and Law from March 10 – 17, 2012.Various events take place in the area around the University, and some hearings are held at international law firms in Shanghai. The Hong Kong Moot takes place at City University of Hong Kong in Kowloon, Hong Kong from March 17 – 27, 2012. The Belgrade Open takes place at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law from March 23 – 25, 2012. The Vienna Moot primarily takes place at the University of Vienna law school from March 26 – April 7, 2012, with various events held around the city center. A number of hearings are held at the offices of international law firms in Vienna.

The 2011-2012 DU Vis Moot Team:

Asian Team: Maureen Weiland, Kaitlin Fox, Chris Rogers, Ken Hayes
Europe Team: Emily Bloedel, Stephanie Foote
Vis Team Coaches: Coren Hinkle, Matt Hofmeister, Kevin Walsh, Ted Gleason
Adjunct Professor/Head Coach: Todd A. Wells

Moot Shanghai
Willem C Vis (East) Moot (Hong Kong)
Belgrade Open

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