Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Ralph Nader

International Human Rights Law Society:

We have a wonderful opportunity to hear Ralph Nader give a lecture at USD on Friday evening, April 27, at 6:00 p.m. The lecture, which is being co-sponsored by the School of Law and the Public Interest Law Foundation, will be followed by a reception and -- possibly/hopefully -- a book-signing event where you can purchase Ralph's latest book, The Seventeen Traditions (more on that at the link below -- it's a great book), and Ralph will autograph it for you.


The lecture will be held in the main auditorium (first floor) of the Manchester Executive Conference Center on campus at USD (about 5 buildings west of Warren Hall, on the same side of the street). If you want to attend, please RSVP (starting on Tuesday, April 24) via email to usdlawevent@sandiego.edu or call (619) 260-6848.

I know this is a really busy time of year, but Ralph is one of the best speakers on the face of the earth. He will motivate you like nobody's business. How many other people do you know who were listed on Time magazine's list of the 100 Most Influential Americans of the 20th Century? He is well worth the hour -- I hope you can make it.

Brett Barley

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Speaker Friday, April 20, 12pm 2A

The International Human Rights Law Society invites you to lunch with one of the country's preeminent International Lawyers, Marjorie Cohn! Professor Cohn will be speaking Friday, April 20th on International Law, International Human Rights, the War on Terror, and the future of International Institutions like the International Criminal Court and the United Nations. The room location has not yet been decided and you will receive a second email regarding the location. Free food and wine will be provided.

Professor Cohn became president of the National Lawyers Guild in October 2006. She also was recently recognized as one of San Diego’s Top Attorneys in Academics for 2006. She lectures throughout the world on international human rights and U.S. foreign policy. A news consultant for CBS News, and a legal analyst for Court TV, she also provides legal and political commentary on BBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NPR and Pacifica Radio. Co-author of the book Cameras in the Courtroom: Television and the Pursuit of Justice, Professor Cohn has published numerous articles in such journals as Fordham Law Review, Hastings Law Journal and Virginia Journal of International Law, as well as The National Law Journal, Christian Science Monitor and Chicago Tribune. Professor Cohn is a contributing editor to Jurist, MWC News and Guild Practitioner.

Professor Cohn was a legal observer in Iran on behalf of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers in 1978 and she has participated in delegations to Cuba, China and Yugoslavia.


Brett Barley
President International Law Society

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Thursday Event with Gareth Evans

Come meet and see the Honarable Gareth Evans! This event is at the IPJ at 6pm but YOU have the amazing opportunity to meet Mr. Evans in a small setting tomorrow at 1pm. As a member of International Human Rights Law Society you can meet him for a special session tomorrow from 1pm to 2pm at the IPJ Rooms E and F. Just reply to (619) 260.7803 by 5pm today. If you do not respond this invitation will be opened to other students. Thanks and see you tomorrow.

Joan B. Kroc Distinguished Lecture Series Thursday, April 12 - 6:00 p.m., IPJ Theatre. “Preventing Mass Atrocities: Making 'Never Again' a Reality” presented by The Honorable Gareth Evans - president and CEO, International Crisis Group; former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Australia. A reception will follow the lecture. Seating is limited, so early replies are recommended. RSVP here by Tuesday, April 10 or call (619) 260-4236