News and Announcements

LAPA Announces 2009-2010 Fellows - February 24, 2009

The Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University is pleased to announce its fellows for the 2009-2010 academic year.   Each year, LAPA hosts a select group of fellows drawn from the academy, legal practice, and government or policymaking institutions.  In addition to pursuing unique research projects, they share their experience and expertise with students and faculty in both formal and informal settings.

The fellows were selected in a competitive process from among 120 applicants.  "We are delighted LAPA is developing a reputation that at

LAPA accorded official observer status at United Nations Conference on Human Rights - December 13, 2008

The United Nations Human Rights Council's independent expert on minority issues invited LAPA to participate in the first annual forum on minority issues designed to provide a platform for promoting dialogue and cooperation on issues pertaining to national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities.  Held in Geneva on December 14-15, 2008, the UN accredited LAPA's Associate Director Leslie Gerwin as an expert observer to this year's conference on minorities' access to education.  Gerwin, who served as Executive Dir

LAPA graduate associate wins best paper award - August 17, 2008

Andreas van Staden, a graduate associate of LAPA and a PhD student in the Woodrow Wilson School has won the best paper award from the Section on Human Rights of the American Political Science Association. The citation of the section reads:

J. Welles Henderson '43 Senior Thesis Prize - June 29, 2008

Endowed by Judge Arlin Adams to honor his friend on his 85th birthday, this prize carries a cash award for the Best Senior Thesis on a Law-Related Subject. For the 2008 prize, seven academic departments submitted a record number of theses. A faculty committee read each submission and chose the winner and a runner-up.

LAPA Grad Associates Write Op-Ed for Leading Poland Paper - March 9, 2008

In their extended commentary in Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland’s main daily, Maciej Kisilowski and Bart Szewczyk, both LAPA Graduate Associates, confront conventional wisdom across the Polish political and academic spectrum.

LAPA names '08 Arthur Liman Fellows - March 2, 2008

The Woodrow Wilson School's Program in Law and Pubilc Affairs (LAPA) is pleased to announce the selection of its 2008 Arthur Liman Fellows in Public Interest Law. The Liman Program enables University students to spend 10 weeks during the upcoming summer in an internship serving the needs of people and causes that might otherwise go unrepresented.