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
Mathias Reimann (University of Michigan Law School), Jacqueline Ross (University of Illinois College of Law), and Kim Lane Scheppele (Princeton University, Program for Law and Public Affairs) are calling for paper submissions for the Fourth Annual Comparative Law Works in Progress Workshop which will take place at Princeton University from February 6-7, 2009.
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:
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.
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.
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.
The Jacobus Fellowship, which supports the final year of graduate study, is awarded to students whose work has displayed the highest scholarly excellence. Two of the four students who won the award are LAPA Graduate Associates: Kellam Conover and Tom Clark. The Fellowship is the highest honor the university awards to students. Congratulations Kellam and Tom!
The Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers has given Walter Murphy's book, Constitutional Democracy, two awards: one for the best 2007 book in government/politics and one for the best 2007 book in all of social sciences. Congratulations to Professor Walter Murphy!