Lawyering in the UN: Challenges and Rewards

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Room 125

Please join the University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s Ved Nanda Center for International and Comparative Law and the International Law Society as we welcome Mr. Larry D. Johnson, former Assistant Secretary-General for Legal Affairs in the United Nations, for an exciting lunchtime lecture on “Lawyering in the UN, Challenges and Rewards.”

Mr. Larry D. Johnson will describe the challenges and rewards facing lawyers, in particular American lawyers, working within the Organization. His presentation will describe the high and low points of his some 35-year career in the United Nations during which he served in the Office of Legal Affairs, the UN peacekeeping force in the Balkans, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the Board of Inquiry into damage to, and injuries/death on, UN property in Gaza during the Cast Lead military operation (2008/2009).

There will be a reception at 6:30 pm in Room 412.

Please register here.

For more information, contact Karlyn Shorb at



Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Forum

Have you ever considered doing a dual degree?
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The United States and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Room 125

Republican and Democratic Presidents, the U.S. military, leaders of industry, and environmentalists have pushed for U.S. acceptance of the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention. Yet the United States remains a non-party.

Please join us as we welcome Professor John Noyes of the California Western School of Law as he explores the current legal position of the United States with respect to Law of the Sea Convention provisions and discusses historical trends that help explain why U.S. acceptance of the Convention remains controversial.

Professor Noyes has been on the California Western faculty since 1982 and has also taught international law courses as a visiting professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law, Roger Williams University School of Law, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), and the University of San Diego’s Institute on International and Comparative Law (Oxford and Paris programs). During the spring of 2005 he was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Noyes is active in several international law organizations and is currently Chair of the Executive Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association. He is co-author of one of the leading law school textbooks on international law, and the author of more than 50 book chapters, law review articles, and essays on the international law of the sea, international dispute resolution, and other topics. Noyes is a member of the State Bar of Connecticut, where he practiced law before entering academia.

The lecture would take place at noon in Room 125 and the reception will be at 5:00 pm in Room 412.

For more information, please contact Karlyn Shorb at