Notre Dame Law School Calendar of Events
March 2010, Monday
Notre Dame Law Review Symposium
The symposium on the freedom of expression in Latin America to be held all-day on Monday, March 29th, at McKenna Hall. The symposium panelists will focus generally on three topics: (1) the decriminalization of speech, (2) coercion of, and retribution against, journalists, and (3) access to information laws. We are pleased to have three prominent members in the field of the freedom of expression and human rights as panelists. Catalina Botero of Colombia, the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, will present an overview of the state of freedom of expression in Latin America. Carlos Ayala of Venezuela, a former President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, will discuss violence and threats against journalists in Latin America. He currently represents several journalists in their claims against Venezuela in the Inter-American human rights system. Allan Brewer-Carias is perhaps the most distinguished constitutional lawyer in Venezuela, and is or has been Vice President of the International Association of Comparative Law, based in The Hague. He has been in exile in New York for several years, sometimes teaching at Columbia Law School, because the Chavez courts have indicted him for supposedly supporting the short-lived coup in April 2002. He will discuss the use of pretexts to deny license renewals to opposition TV stations. We also anticipate participation by professors from Notre Dame Law School.
More information and Schedule http://law.nd.edu/about/conferences/freedom-of-expression-in-latin-america/
Research Redux - International Law
3:50pm - 4:50pm
Where can I find the text of a treaty?
The research librarians will offer a series of online sessions designed to: 1) review topics covered
in the 1L Legal Research course; or 2) introduce new sources that could come in handy this summer.
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Sign up for as many sessions as you want.