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Seattle: Professor Jenny Martinez Book Discussion


March 22, 2012 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Room Offsite

The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law
A Conversation with Professor Jenny S. Martinez

The Warren Christopher Professor in the Practice of International Law and Diplomacy, Martinez is a leading expert on international courts and tribunals, international human rights, and the laws of war. Professor Martinez was lead counsel for the defense in Rumsfeld v. Padilla and was named to the National Law Journal’s list of “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” and the American Lawyer’s “Young Litigators Fab Fifty.” She serves on the board of directors for the Open Society Justice Initiative and has served as a consultant on international human rights issues for both Human Rights First and the International Center for Transitional Justice.

Professor Martinez joined the Stanford faculty in 2003. She was a senior research fellow at Yale University and an attorney at Jenner & Block. She clerked for Justice Stephen Breyer (BA ’59) of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; she was an associate legal officer for Judge Patricia Wald of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Professor Martinez will discuss her new book The Slave Trade and the Origins of International Human Rights Law. Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and guests are welcome, but registration is required. Kindly register by Tuesday, March 20.