You go ‘Grrl! Jaya Ramji-Nogales Among 50 Under 50 Top Minority Law Professors

IntLawGrrls Editor and Temple University Beasley School of Law Professor Jaya Ramji-Nogales has been named to Lawyers of Color magazine’s “50 Under 50” list, a comprehensive catalog of minority law professors making an impact in legal education.

Temple Law notes: “In addition to her prolific scholarship, including three books, several book chapters, and highly placed law review articles exploring the intersection of immigration and human rights law, Professor Ramji-Nogales blogs regularly at IntLawGrrls and Concurring Opinions, both influential blogs in their fields.  She speaks around the world on immigration, human rights, and transitional justice.  Her scholarship is connected to her human rights work in Cambodia, Uganda, and South Africa, and she continues to serve as a legal advisor to the Documentation Center of Cambodia, which works toward accountability for Khmer Rouge atrocities.”

The complete list will be released April 7th in Lawyers of Color‘s Law School Diversity Issue (2014).

Congratulations, Jaya!!

Go On! Student International Humanitarian Law Workshop

Berkeley Law and the International Committee of the Red Cross will be sponsoring a Student International Humanitarian Law Workshop from 17-20 Jan 2014, in Berkeley, CA.  Applications are open today until 31 October, but it is competitive and spaces are limited, so students should not delay.

This workshop combines lectures and hands-on exercises that guide U.S. law students through an intensive workshop on international humanitarian law (IHL), or the law of war. The workshop will be led by legal professionals from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), lawyers for the U.S. Armed Forces, and law professors who specialize in IHL.

Topics will include:

  • Introduction to International Humanitarian Law
  • When Does IHL Apply
  • Human Rights and IHL
  • Protected Persons
  • Internment/Detention
  • Armed Conflicts of a Non-International Character
  • The IHL/Terrorism Interface
  • Implementation and Enforcement of IHL

The fee for the workshop is $50. This includes course materials and breakfast, lunch, and light refreshments during the day. The only other costs for students will be for travel, lodging, and dinners.

The workshop is open only to students matriculated at a U.S. law school. Registration is limited and competitive. Students are encouraged to apply early, as the workshop does fill up. A maximum of 40 students may attend.

The workshop was founded by IntLawGrrls co-founder Beth van Schaack, and is currently organized by IntLawGrrls contributor Kate Jastram, with the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Visit the website for more information and an application.