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FACULTY NEWS


Sandra Coliver, Adjunct Professor of Law, is currently editing a book on national security, freedom of expression and access to information, which will be published in early 1997. She recently spoke at a conference in Seoul on national security laws in the Asian-Pacific region, where she worked with other conference participants to develop a strategy for using the United Nations as a means for pressuring governments to limit the abuse of national security laws.

Lauren Gilbert, Adjunct Professor of Law and Director, Women & International Law Program, is developing a supervised externship program on Women, Immigration, and Gender Violence, in conjunction with Ayuda, Inc., scheduled to begin in Fall 1996. She is also working with Sandy Liebenberg of the Community Law Canter in South Africa to develop a series of workshops on women, human rights and the UN system. The initial workshop will be held in South Africa in late 1996, and a second is planned for WCL in early 1997.

Claudio Grossman, Dean, recently published an article in The American University Law Review. In his capacity as President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, he traveled to the Dominican Republic for an on-site visit. In addition, he hosted a delegation from the Sarajevo University Law Faculty to discuss possible collaborative efforts. WCL is donating law books to the University's law library as part of the CEELI-coordinated effort to rebuild Sarajevo's law school.

Nell Newton, Professor of Law, recently published Memory and Misrepresentation: Representing Crazy Horse in Tribal Court, 27 Conn. L. Rev. 1003 (1995). She is currently Co-Editor-in-Chief of Handbook of Federal Indian Law, while also updating the casebook American Indian Law. This summer, Professor Newton will be assisting Native American members prepare for law school as a teacher in the Pre-Law Summer Institute for Native American Students in Albuquerque, NM. She can be contacted via E-mail at: nnewton@ american.edu.

Ira Robbins, Professor of Law, is preparing to publish a new edition of his book on habeas corpus. A new edition of Prisoners and the Law also is available this year. In addition to training judges and attorneys about habeas corpus, prisoner's rights and the death penalty, Professor Robbins also provides pro bono consultations in death penalty litigation.

Herman Schwartz, Professor of Law, will be traveling to Israel in May to meet with members of the Fellows of Israel-U.S. Civil Liberties Program. Since 1983, this program has provided fellowships to Israeli attorneys to study human rights law at WCL for one year while interning with a civil liberties organization. Upon return to Israel, the Fellows work for one year with a civil rights organization before returning to their private practice. The May meeting will focus on the future role of this program in light of recent developments in Israel.

Richard Wilson, Professor of Law, taught a three-week course on human rights at Daito Bunka Law School in Japan last fall. He is currently on sabbatical and is using this time to write several issue papers for USAID on the role of legal service organizations in Latin America. He is also writing two law review articles relating to what he calls "progressive lawyering." One paper considers the traditional fields and roles of practitioners lawyering for social change. The other focuses on progressive lawyering in developed and developing countries. He is also working on two chapters of a book, one about techniques of educating the human rights practitioner and the second about the rights of indigenous peoples, focusing on the societal factors leading to the recent outbreak of violence in Chiapas, Mexico. Professor Wilson is also a consultant to the UN Commission on Human Rights and is working to assist Guatemala in developing a new public defender program. He will speak on the use of human rights principles in the defense of International criminal conduct at a conference entitled Borderless Crimes and Criminal Organization in Dublin, Ireland.

Perry Wallace, Professor of Law, will be the academic advisor to the European Summer Program in Paris and Geneva. He is coordinating a course on International Human Rights with Emilio Viano. A number of international human rights experts and practitioners are expected to participate as guest lecturers.


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