Updated: March 31, 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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Apply to Serve on the Section Executive Committee

The nominations period is March 2–April 7, 2020.

For more information about the Section and its Executive Committee roles, please review the Section’s bylaws. Voting will begin in May 2020.

The following positions are open for applications. All terms begin Oct. 1, 2020.

  • Chair-elect: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.
  • Secretary/Treasurer: one-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2021.
  • At-Large Member: three-year position beginning Oct. 1, 2020, and ending Sept. 30, 2023. 

Complete the online application. The Section has requested that each applicant submit a statement of interest be included with your application. These documents can be uploaded with your online application (PDF format only). 


Feel free to contact any member of the current Section Executive Committee or email sections@wsba.org.

Upcoming CLE Schedule

April 3 Webinar: Cultural Heritage Protections in U.S. and International Law

Cultural Heritage is often considered as customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions, values – and can be tangible or intangible. Over the last few decades cultural heritage has come under threat due to conflict and/or laws which restrict the use of cultural practices. This CLE will delve into various issues as they relate to cultural heritage, focusing both on local, national, and international issues relating to cultural heritage protection and how the law responds.

Date: Friday, April 3
Time: 8:40 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT
CLE Credits: 5.75 Law & Legal Procedure; 1 Ethics
Register here

April 20 Webinar: The Law in Perspective: Cinema and Human Rights

This program will provide an introduction to human rights atrocities and portrayal in cinema. Dr. Zoi Aliozi, a human rights lawyer from Greece, will:

  • Discuss the contested idea of human rights (the legal and the political, by reference to the long-lasting battle between lawyers and philosophers)
  • Discuss the utility of films for raising awareness of human rights atrocities

Date: Friday, April 20
Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m. PT
CLE Credits: 1.5 Law & Legal Procedure
Register here

To obtain more information about any of these CLEs from the World Peace Through Law Section, including registration for upcoming events or accessing recorded content from past presentations, please and check out our library of offerings on the WSBA CLE store page or contact cle@wsba.org.

Executive Committee

(Terms ending Sept. 30, 2020)

Chair: Regina Paulose

Chair Elect:  Anne Joyce Watanabe

Secretary/Treasurer: Vanessa Hunsberger

Immediate Past ChairAnna "Mickey" Moritz

Young Lawyer LiaisonVacant


(Three-year term unless otherwise noted)

Position 1Arthur Duncan (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.