Harvard Law students Anoush Baghdassarian and Sondra Anton bond over dedication to international human rights

November 3, 2021

HARVARD LAW TODAY — It was against the din of barroom conversation and clinking glasses at Grendel’s Den that new first-year Harvard Law School students Anoush Baghdassarian ’22 and Sondra Anton ’22 first realized how remarkably similar their lives had been up to that moment. They had both been raised in families scarred by mass atrocity. Both had studied in….

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University of Minnesota LLM students share their experiences

November 3, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA LAW SCHOOL — Minnesota Law boasts a top-notch LL.M. program for international law students that has hosted students from more than 80 countries over its quarter-century-plus history at the Law School. International Jurist magazine recently recognized our LL.M. program as one of the “Best Overall Experience” LL.M. programs in the United States. Our current….

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Stanford Law professor Beth Van Schaack nominated to US State Department global criminal justice post

November 2, 2021

STANFORD LAW SCHOOL — Beth Van Schaack, the Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor in Human Rights at Stanford Law School and faculty affiliate at Stanford’s Center for Human Rights & International Justice, was nominated by President Joe Biden to serve as Ambassador at Large for Global Criminal Justice at the U.S. Department of State. Before joining Stanford Law….

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University of Virginia Law students help Afghan families reunite and resettle in the US

November 1, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA LAW — The world watched the harrowing scenes of desperate families trying to get out of Afghanistan this summer before the government fell to the Taliban. In the Charlottesville area, just as elsewhere across the United States, residents with family ties to the country are still doing everything they can to rescue loved….

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William and Mary Law LLM graduate Rigzin Dolma uses degree to assist her community in Tibet

November 1, 2021

WILLIAM & MARY LAW SCHOOL — The concept of dharma can be difficult to define. Encompassing duty, learning, and discovering one’s correct life path, it is a guiding principle in Tibetan Buddhism. For Rigzin Dolma, who earned her Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from William & Mary Law School in May 2021, the opportunity to earn….

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College study abroad programs return with complex requirements amid pandemic

November 1, 2021

NPR WAMU — U.S. colleges are restarting study abroad programs after a year of cancellations brought by the pandemic. But the virus and travel restrictions have added new hurdles to an already complex process. Across the country, college study abroad programs are starting to ramp up again. That’s after most were put on hold last year because….

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Arizona State University Law honors judge Elizabeth Odio Benito with O’Connor Justice Prize

October 27, 2021

ASU NEWS — Judge Elizabeth Odio Benito, president of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, has been named the seventh recipient of the O’Connor Justice Prize. She was the first female professor at the University of Costa Rica Law School, founded the Human Rights Institute of Costa Rica and has served as the minister of justice….

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Pace Law honors two environmental advocates at annual awards ceremony

October 26, 2021

PACE UNIVERSITY ELISABETH HAUB SCHOOL OF LAW — The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University has conferred the 2020-2021 Elisabeth Haub Award for Environmental Law and Diplomacy on Ugandan climate justice advocate Vanessa Nakate and Professor Wang Xi, an environmental law scholar and advocate with Kunming University of Science and Technology in China. The award….

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BYU Law announces seminars in Geneva and London

October 19, 2021

DAILY HERALD — A handful of lucky Brigham Young University law students are going to be the first to embark on overseas studies that will parallel  internships in legal and financial institutions in Europe. On Wednesday, BYU announced two new programs focused on preparing the next generation of leaders in the legal practice. BYU will offer Law….

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University of Cincinnati Law student Zamira Saidi discusses efforts to improve the lives of Afghan women

October 13, 2021

CINCINNATI PUBLIC RADIO — For most of her life, the U.S. was at war in her home country of Afghanistan. Now, 27-year-old University of Cincinnati law student Zamira Saidi says the Taliban resurgence threatens avenues for Afghan women. “There is a huge difference in what they do in the name of Islam and what Islam actually stands….

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