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Despite pivotal post-WWII role in developing legal frameworks, the U.S. appears threatened by international law
With over a dozen states banning Sharia (Islamic law) in their courts, laws governing other countries are facing increased scrutiny. Leila Nadya Sadat, the Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law and director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses how International law has become a "whipping boy" for the ills that are being felt because of globalization.
Crimes Against Humanity Initiative releases text of proposed international treaty
Leila Nadya Sadat, JD, professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative and the recently released proposed multilateral treaty and punishment of crimes against humanity. The initiative is now working to gain international support for the treaty. According to Sadat, director for the initiative, "this is the first time that such a convention has been drafted, and it represents a real opportunity for the international community to complete the Rome Statute system by imposing a clear obligation on States to prevent and punish crimes against humanity." The text of the Proposed International Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Humanity can be found at law.wustl.edu/harris/crimesagainsthumanity/ in English and French.
Do black leather pants qualify as a tax deduction for rock stars?
Fans, musicians, journalists, researchers and anyone else interested in music can see how the courts dealt with this question and nearly any other legal issue involving the music industry at The Discography: Legal Encyclopedia of Popular Music accessible through thediscography.org. Loren Wells, musician and recent graduate of the Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) School of Law, Andrew Martin, director of the Center for Empirical Research in the Law (CERL) at WUSTL, and Troy DeArmitt, CERL research technologist, discuss the creation of the site. The database -the most elaborate of its kind- covers 2,400 court opinions spanning nearly 200 years of the music industry. Visit thediscography.org
Doing the most interesting work
Laura Rosenbury, JD, professor and associate dean for research and faculty development at the Washington University School of Law, is considered a transforming and dynamic teacher and scholar. Her research, which is discussed in this video, examines how assumptions sustain traditional gender roles. Rosenbury also talks about how she found her passion and became a law professor.
Pragmatic Populist retires: Former clerk on Stevens and the Supreme Court
Gregory P. Magarian, JD, former Stevens clerk and professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses Stevens' impact on the Supreme Court and some of the landmark cases during his term. Magarian also reflects on his experience as a clerk for Stevens.
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