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.
COVID-19: Discrimination and Hate Speech, a Listen-in Session Aug. 5
Anne Watanabe, Chair-Elect, World Peace through Law Section
John C. Yang, Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Dr. Leslie Korn, Founder, Leslie Korn Institute for Integrative Medicine
Dr. Mohammad Habib Ullah, Arakan Rohingya National Organisation
Please join in and listen to this conversation that will give listeners a different perspective that is being overlooked with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This Listen In session will be recorded to be shared on this webpage for three months.
Listen In: Voices on the Future of Black Lives Matter
Hosted by the World Peace through Law Section of the WSBA in partnership with the Loren Miller Bar Association
This "Listen In" is intended to create a space for diverse representatives and leaders of the African-American community to speak about the future of Black Lives Matter and what communities can do to create a truly transformative era for human rights in the United States.
Come join us and listen in to what these leaders have to say about the road we are traveling on.
This recording was made on 6/30/2020 and will be available here for approx. 3 months after that date.
James Johnson, President Loren Miller Bar Association and Associate Attorney at Emery Reddy.Julia Myron, Human Rights Advocate and professional activist for EveryTown for Gun Safety
Goldie Pritchard, Director Academic Success Program, Adjunct Professor Michigan State University School of Law
Jacqualyne J. Walker, Partner at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Board Member Loren Miller Bar Association
Upcoming CLE Schedule
Aug. 17 Webinar
Catalonia, Spain: A Region with a Historical and Legal Basis for Self-Determination?
This webinar will discuss:
- This session will analyze the political situation in Spain, especially Catalonia, one of its seventeen autonomous regions.
- There will also be an analysis of the current human rights situation in Catalonia, Spain.
- Faculty will address questions about the possible right to self-determination or secession, including the situation of the linguistic or ethnic minorities.
Date: Monday, Aug. 17
Time: Noon - 1 p.m. PT
CLE Credits: 1.0 Law & Legal Procedure
Faculty: Rubén Navarro - Geneva, Switzerland
$0 - WPTL Section Members
$25 - Standard/Non-Section Members
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.
(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 1: Randall Winn (2019-2022)
Position 2: Camille McDorman (2018-2021)
Position 3: Vacant
Board of Governors Liaison: Kyle Sciuchetti*
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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