In the upcoming Fall 2012 issue of the Law School's magazine, Perspectives, Claire Zhao (LL.M. Class of 2013) of China will discuss why learning American law will help her advise multinational companies on labor and employment matters in the future. This article will be available in early December 2012, online at www.law.umn.edu/alumni/perspectives.html.
Firmine Bouity (2012-13 Humphrey Fellow) of the Republic of Congo will be profiled in the upcoming Fall 2012 issue of the Law School's magazine, Perspectives. Bouity will discuss the discrimination and inequality that women and children face in her home country and her dreams "to share the American experience with women's and children's rights." This article will be available in early December 2012, online at www.law.umn.edu/alumni/perspectives.html.
Watch for upcoming information and deadlines on the Law School website for the Summer Study Abroad Programs in China and Europe.
In August 2012, the Law School began the LL.M. Class of 2013 Program for Foreign Lawyers with a three-week orientation and introductory course. This year, the Law School welcomed 47 LL.M. students from 18 countries, 13 international exchange students, and 14 Humphrey Fellows from around the world.
University of Minnesota human rights advocates traveled to U.N. headquarters in New York in March 2012 to attend and testify at the 104th session of the U.N. Human Rights Committee.
This past July, Laura Matson (’13) and Law School Adjunct Professor Barbara Frey, director of the University of Minnesota Human Rights Program, braved the heat in Geneva to present shadow reports to the 105th session of the U.N. Human Rights Committee. Shadow reports are an integral component of the U.N. treaty body system, supplementing or presenting alternative information to the periodic government reports that States’ parties are required to submit under treaties.
A university professor who fled imprisonment and torture in his native Ethiopia was recently granted asylum in the United States. The Law School's Immigration and Human Rights Law Clinic represented and guided him through the asylum process.
Cheryl Daytec-Yangot, a 2012-13 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, and the Baguio-based environmentalist group Project Save 182, wrote a letter to the musician Sting, requesting that he move his Philippine concert from the SM Mall of Asia Arena to another venue due to SM's history of moving trees in its Baguio City property. In response to the letter, Sting, an environmental activist, cancelled his Back to Bass Tour at the arena.
On Thursday, November 29, 2012, the International Law Society will hold a panel discussion entitled "Comparative Cultural Property Disputes." The panelists, Attorney Barbara Wold (’10) and Minneapolis Institute of Arts Curator Dr. Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers, will speak about various cultural property disputes and the legal claims faced by museums. The event will be held in Room 50 at 12:15 p.m., and lunch will be provided.