On October 25, 2013, Charles C. Jalloh, Visiting Associate Professor of Law, presented an invited lecture “The Law and Politics of the Charles Taylor Case” at the University of Makeni, Faculty of Law, Sierra Leone, West Africa. He traced the legal and political implications of the trial involving the former president of Liberia, whose son, Chuckie Taylor, was the first person to ever be convicted in the United States under the US Torture Victim Protection Act by the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida in October 2008.
October 22, 2013 Miami Herald article: Haitian descendants in Dominican Republic face human tragedy
Big Law in Venezuela: From the “Oil Opening” to the Bolivarian Revolution (1994-2013)
Professors Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo & Manuel A. Gómez - Stanford Law School
Over the past two decades, Venezuela has under-gone significant social, political, and economic change. These changes have significantly affected the corporate legal sector, which evolved from an unprecedented expansion fueled by a windfall of oil money during the 1990s, to a very difficult transition during the last decade that forced the local and foreign law firms with presence in Venezuela to under-take inventive strategies to remain viable. This presentation, based on an empirically based re-search project as part of the Stanford Project of the Legal Profession, will discuss the preliminary findings, their impact on the supply of corporate legal services in Latin America and the United States, and their overall importance to understanding the global landscape of the legal profession.
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 4.30 pm – 6 pm - Room: 280A
Professor Elizabeth Price Foley discusses the constitutionality of a default on US debt. Watch it here.
Professor Howard Wasserman was recently interviewed by the Durham, North Carolina Herald-Sun about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to hear an appeal by three of the former Duke University lacrosse players. Professor Wasserman is the editor of the 2010 book “Institutional Failures: Duke Lacrosse, Universities, the News Media, and the Legal System.” Read the Full Article
Professor Thomas E. Baker recently published a comment on Jotwell.com. To read the full comment.
Professor Elizabeth Foley was recently published by The New York Times’ “Room for Debate” on whether President Obama can increase the debt ceiling without Congressional approval in order to keep the government running. Read More.