Updated: March 13, 2018

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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Become a Section Leader: Nomination Application for Section Executive Committee Positions Open Now!

WSBA Sections provide professional development, education and community through CLEs, events, newsletters, list serve forums and active involvement with the state legislature. Each section is run by a group of volunteers who are elected to serve on the executive committee. Many find leading a section to be a rewarding experience because of the leadership growth, professional development, firsthand experience with the legislative process, and the collegiality it offers. Executive committee discussions are productive and challenging, offering a unique opportunity to work with other legal professionals (even opposing counsel) in a goal-orientated setting that benefits WSBA members and the greater legal community.

The World Peace Through Law Section is seeking to fill positions on the Section Executive Committee. If interested, please review the below information and log-in to your MyWSBA profile, select My Profile, and finally select ‘Apply for a Section Executive Committee’ to complete the nomination application. A candidate statement and/or resume may be requested on the application.

Application Information
Nomination Applications Open: Friday, March 1, 2018
Nomination Application Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018

Current World Peace Through Law Section members and WSBA members that are active in good standing and professors may apply to serve on the Section Executive Committee

Open Positions & Terms
For more information about the Section and its Executive Committee roles, please review the Section’s bylaws.

  • Chair-elect: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2018, and ending Sept. 30, 2019
  • Secretary/Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2018, and ending Sept. 30, 2019
  • At-Large Member: three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2018, and ending Sept. 30, 2021

Alternate Nomination Process
Per WSBA Bylaws, Sections also have alternate nominations processes, should you miss the deadline to apply online. For the World Peace Through Law Section, all eligible candidates that applied through electronic nomination process will go on the election ballot.  

Election Information
Section Executive Committee elections will begin on or around May 1, 2018 and be conducted electronically.

Questions? Want to Learn More?
Feel free to contact any member of the current Section Executive Committee or email sections@wsba.org.

On March 8 at noon, the World Peace Through Law section will commemorate International Women's Day with a presentation on the work of the Mukwege Foundation, which fights global sexual violence. The presentation will take place over phone, at the free call-in number listed below.

We invite all WSBA members to join us in this important conversation.

Title: “An Introduction to the Work of Dr. Denis Mukwege and his Fight to End the Use of Rape as a Weapon of War.”

Bio: Marissa Pledger is originally from Denver, Colorado. She graduated from the University of San Diego with a degree in International Relations. Following this, she worked for the United States Peace Corps as a health volunteer in Senegal for two years. She currently works as a trainee for the Dr. Denis Mukwege Foundation. She began her work with the foundation about a year ago as an intern. She is also in her final semester at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. With the foundation, she primarily assists with the promotion of Panzi’s holistic model of care for survivors of sexual violence in conflict and the facilitation of the global survivor network/movement. 

Call in number (free):


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** If you know of anyone else in another country that wants to call in locally within their country - please have them email reginapaulose@gmail.com directly to receive a local number they can call from **

Oct. 4, 2016
 – Bridging the North-South Divide in International Environmental Law: The Problem of Climate Change CLE Materials: ArticlePowerPoint

Executive Committee

Terms ending Sept. 30, 2018

Chair: Anna "Mickey" Moritz
Chair-Elect: Regina Paulose
Secretary & Treasurer: Elie Halpern
Immediate-Past ChairRandy Winn


Three-year term unless otherwise noted

Position 1Lisa Von Trotha (2017–2018)
Position 2Chalia Stallings-Ala'ilima (2017–2019)
Position 3Samara Hakim (2016–2018)
Board of Governors LiaisonKyle Sciuchetti

*Non-voting member

Please contact subcommittee member for details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.

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. For more information and to get involved with the section, please contact Mickey Moritz.