Federalist Society and Persian American Legal Society to Host Iran Panel April 7

The Federalist Society and the Persian American Legal Society (PALS) will be hosting a discussion on Iranian law and policy titled The State of the Revolution: Perspective on Iranian Law and Policy, on Wednesday, April 7 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in the Sutherland Moot Court Room. A three-member panel will include an Iranian professor of law, a Middle East professor of political science, and the University of Utah’s Dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Science. S.J. Quinney College of Law Dean Hiram Chodosh will moderate the event.

In recent weeks, Iran has been in the headlines over its controversial nuclear weapons development program. PALS founder and president Solmaz Copeland recently discussed the mounting tension surrounding Iran’s nuclear program as well as the growing influence of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard using an Alice in Wonderland metaphor.  The article can be found here: http://today.law.utah.edu/2010/02/col-student-solmaz-copeland-publishes-op-ed-in-lebanon-daily-star/.  Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met earlier this year with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in an attempt to gain Brazil’s support for the imposition of new United Nations Security Council sanctions on Iran. The U.S. is also seeking China’s support for sanctions against Iran.

For more information please contact Solmaz Copeland at solmaz.copeland@law.utah.edu