Updated: June 23, 2020

World Peace Through Law Section

The World Peace Through Law Section focuses on international affairs and issues of war, peace, and law. A major benefit for members is the section's stimulating monthly forum series featuring experts addressing a diversity of current world affairs topics. See the section calendar for upcoming events.

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Congratulations, Incoming Executive Committee Members!

Below are the results of the World Peace Through Law Section Executive Committee election. Thank you for voting!

For more information about the Section and its Executive Committee roles, please review the Section's bylaws. Winners are listed alphabetically by position.

Chair-elect: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.

Hildja Saas

Secretary/Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.

Vanessa Hunsberger

At-Large Member: three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2023.

Dwight VanWinkle


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Upcoming CLE Schedule

June 4 Webinar

The El Salvador Truth Commission: Lessons and Reflections

This webinar will discuss: 

  • Brief background into situation in El Salvador
  • Discussion on what the truth commission was created to do and what it accomplished
  • Discussion on whether the truth commission was effective.

Date:  Thursday, June 4
Time: 11 a.m.–Noon PT
CLE Credits: 1.0 Law & Legal Procedure

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Working Group on Prison Book Bans

The WPTL has started a working group on book bans in prisons. The working group hopes to look into the matter and find existing gaps and then create solutions to those gaps. All work is pro bono. Please contact Chair Elect Anne Watanabe.  

Executive Committee

(Terms ending Sept. 30, 2020)

Chair: Regina Paulose

Chair Elect:  Anne Joyce Watanabe

Secretary/Treasurer: Vanessa Hunsberger

Immediate Past Chair: Anna "Mickey" Moritz

Young Lawyer Liaison: Vacant


(Three-year term unless otherwise noted)

Position 1Randall Winn (2019-2022)

Position 2: Camille McDorman (2018-2021)

Position 3Vacant

Board of Governors Liaison: Kyle Sciuchetti*

*Non-voting member


The Executive Committee of the World Peace Through Law Sections holds hour-long telephonic meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m.

Please contact committee member for further details about upcoming meetings.

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To join the section list serve, request an archived issue of the section newsletter, and for general section questions, please send your email address and Bar number to sections@wsba.org.