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Global Social Justice Lawyering


February 20, 2009 - February 21, 2009

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Global Social Justice Lawyering Agenda

Keynote Address

Kyong-Whan Ahn, Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission of Korea

International Human Rights Careers

Panelists will dicsuss various post-graduate fellowships and funding opportuniites for students and lawyers pursuing careers in public international law.

  • Laura Cosovanu, Affiliate of Stanford Law School's Levin Center for Public Interest and of Freeman Spogli Institute's Program on Global Justice
  • Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director, Center for Justice and International Law
  • Barbara Olshanky, Human Rights Law Professor at Stanford Law School
  • Maran Turner, Executive Director of Freedom Now

International Pro Bono Plenary Session

Panelists will discuss a variety of programs that advance democracy and the rule of law, protect human rights and promote equitable economic development worldwide. There will be a joint pro bono training on Freeing Political Prisoners for all participants.

  • Diana Singleton, Director, Seattle University School of Law’s Access to Justice Institute
  • Marcia Levy, Pro Bono Counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell
  • Jared Genser, President of Freedom Now and Attorney at DLA Piper US LLP
  • Beverly Watson, CEO of Global Imprints

Scanning the Globe for Criminal Justice

Panelists will explore the wide range of international criminal justice work ranging from advocacy under the Alien Tort Claims Act to policy work with international criminal tribunals.

  • Jennifer Martinez, Professor at Stanford Law School
  • Pamela Merchant, Executive Director, the Center for Justice and Accountability
  • Ronald Slye, Associate Professor and Director of International and Comparative Law Programs at Seattle Law School

Torture: A Multi-Disciplinary Perspective

Panelists will discuss their involvement with torture-related projects from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

  • Laura Cosovanu, Affiliate of Stanford's Levin Center and Freeman Spogli Institute's Program on Global Justice
  • Cheryl Koopman, Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University
  • Daryn Reicherter, Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry at Stanford University
  • Barbara Olshansky, Human Rights Law Professor at Stanford Law School
  • Gerald Gray, Co-Director, The Institute for Redress and Recovery at Santa Clara University

Human Rights and Reproductive Rights Discussion

Panelists will lead a discussion about recent developments in reproductive rights.

  • Jill Adams, Executive Director of Law Students for Reproductive Rights
  • Martha Davis, Professor at Northeastern School of Law

Eco-Justice: Linking Human Rights and the Environment

Panelists will explore the intersection of international human rights law and environmental justice.

  • Svitlana Kravchenko, Professor of Law at University of Oregon
  • Tim Hanstad, President and CEO, Rural Development Institute

The Impact of Human Rights Law on Civil Legal Services

Panelists will explore the application of economic and social human rights issues to domestic issues, a cutting-edge area of law in the United States.

  • Raven Lidman, Clinical Professor Law at Seattle University
  • Martha Davis, Professor of Law at Northeastern University of Law
  • Constance de la Vega, Academic Director of International Programs at University of San Francisco School of Law

Sponsored By

  • The Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law at Stanford Law School
  • Seattle University's Access to Justice Institute

Co-Sponsored By

  • Society of American Law Teachers
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • University of San Francisco School of Law
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • University of California-Los Angeles School of Law
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • University of Oregon School of Law

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