The primary mission of the Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law is to inspire excellence in international law teaching, scholarship, and practice among faculty, students, alumni, and friends of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law; to encourage stimulation, promotion and dissemination of quality writing and research materials in the field of international legal and comparative law studies; to promote the importance of international law in public and private international affairs; and to provide a vehicle for communication and interaction among the greater Sturm College of Law community, especially among students and alumni.

The Center presents a number of annual programs, including the Leonard v.B. Sutton Colloquium, the Myres S. McDougal Distinguished Lecture in International Law, the Henry and Mary Bryan Lecture, and the Cox Price Human Rights Award & Lecture. Other Center programs include: hosting visiting scholars, dignitaries and practitioners in residence; scholarship support for students; and stipends for students working in areas of concern to the Center.

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