Any action is an over-reaction

By Nathan Harris for GlobalJusticeBlog.com. As the events in the Middle East unfold, I am reminded of how similar the situation is to raising my children. It is often debated amongst scholars whether U.S. involvement in the Middle East fuels the growing Islamic presence or hinders it with our superior military presence. It seems that […]

The Rule of Law in a Time of Lawlessness

By Brenda Weinberg for GlobalJusticeBlog.com –  We often wonder how enforceable international laws actually are, especially when there has seemingly been little to no incentive to comply or punishment for noncompliance. From blatant human rights violations in North Korea and China to attacks on sovereignty and self-determination by Russia in Ukraine, international governing bodies like the […]

Prostitution, Child Predators and the Internet

By Ronda Woolston for GlobalJusticeBlog.com – Like many facets of life, the advent of the Internet and related technology is changing the sex industry and how child sex predators (hereinafter “predators”) can be tracked down. Prostitutes can now use the Internet not only to advertise their services but also to avoid danger. While predators have found […]

The Use of Gender-Based Violence During Armed Conflicts

By Stephanie Lewis for the Global Justice Blog Acts of sexual violence against both men and women have often been used as a military tactic during times of armed conflict. The Statute of the International Criminal Court is the first instrument in international criminal law that explicitly recognizes rape, sexual slavery, enforced prostitution, forced pregnancy, […]

March 20 Event Update

Interdisciplinary Communication and the Role of the Environmental Lawyer 8:15 AM – 12:45 PMThursday, March 20, 2014Okazaki Community Meeting RoomCollege of Social Work (see map below)   Hosted in conjunction with the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources 43rd Spring Conference: http://www.americanbar.org/calendar/2014/03/43rd-spring-conference.html Please register for free light breakfast and a boxed lunch at: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8zhsp3h6cc0d042&oseq=&c=&ch=  Agenda 8:15 a.m. – 8:30 […]

March 20th Interdisciplinary Communication Event

Interdisciplinary Communication and the Role of the Environmental Lawyer 8:15 AM – 12:45 PMThursday, March 20, 2014Okazaki Community Meeting RoomCollege of Social Work (see map below)   Hosted in conjunction with the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources 43rd Spring Conference: http://www.americanbar.org/calendar/2014/03/43rd-spring-conference.html Please register for free light breakfast and a boxed lunch at: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8zhsp3h6cc0d042&oseq=&c=&ch=  Agenda 8:15 a.m. – 8:30 […]

NRLF Board Elections

NRLF March Coffee Break

RSVP Today to join NRLF for the final NRLF Coffee Break for the school year!   You need to be an NRLF member – Contact NRLF to join today! nrlf@law.utah.edu  Professor Robin Craig has generously offered her time at 3:10 pm on March 25.  Take a break, enjoy a drink from Brio, and gain invaluable […]

March 20 Event with ABA

Save the Date: NRLF Communication Program with the ABA SEER Spring Conference

Update on Texas H.B. 2

by Cullen Archer On January 6, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard arguments on the merits regarding Texas House Bill 2 (“HB2”).  The two provisions of HB2 at issue are: (1) requiring a physician performing or inducing an abortion to have admitting privileges, on the date of the procedure, at a […]