As a member of the ABA Center for Human Rights team, Waris Husain has the privilege of helping those on the front line of justice across Asia. One recent case highlights CHR’s ability to take immediate action to assist a justice defender in danger.
Jul 30, 2020 1:20 PM CDT
An law criminalizing gay sex in India was overturned Thursday by the country’s Supreme Court.
Sep 6, 2018 12:30 PM CDT
States have been divided on whether to adopt new ABA Model Rule 8.4(g), which prohibits lawyers from engaging in harassing or discriminatory conduct.
Oct 1, 2017 2:30 AM CDT
Deborah Rhode: “There are enough incidents of sexual harassment that make it important for the profession to have largely what is a symbolic statement.” Photo courtesy of Stanford University
Do you have some purpose in mind in your persistent questioning? Are your questions a tactical gambit with a strategic goal you can articulate, at least to yourself, and hopefully it becomes apparent to others? Or are you just belaboring the obvious?
Sep 1, 2017 1:45 AM CDT
Neil M. Gorsuch talks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., before a confirmation hearing. Photo by Rex Features via AP Images.
Jailhouse lawyers still serve a vital need in prisons. However, prison officials generally do not view jailhouse lawyers as valuable purveyors of knowledge.
Aug 1, 2017 1:10 AM CDT
Florida inmate Clarence Earl Gideon (right) successfully petitioned for Supreme Court review, and the high court appointed him high-powered attorney Abe Fortas. Photos by Library of Congress and AP; photo illustration by Brenan Sharp.
When intellectual property litigator Leila Amineddoleh read a recent online article about fake and falsely attributed art works, she was startled.
The Tehelka Blog article, “The Rise Of…
Apr 28, 2016 12:40 PM CDT
After finishing at Harvard College and before entering Yale Law School, Vivek Maru, born and reared in the U.S., took off more than a year to live in a hut…
Sep 2, 2015 8:30 AM CDT
Vivek Maru. Photograph by David Mudd.
An Islamic imam who oversees a mosque in Ghaziabad, India, has declared a marriage void on the basis of a text message a man sent to his wife stating “talaq”…
Dec 15, 2011 6:19 PM CST
Lisa A. Alfaro joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in 1995 after receiving her JD from Stanford Law School. Now she is partner in charge of the firm’s São Paulo office…
Nov 1, 2011 10:19 AM CDT
India, with its booming economy and wealth of young, educated lawyers eager for work, was at the forefront of David Perla’s mind the day he met with his good friend…
Sep 12, 2011 1:37 PM CDT
Updated: A bomb exploded at an appeals court in India today, killing eleven people and wounding 59 others.
The bomb was hidden in a brief case at an entrance to…
Sep 7, 2011 11:29 AM CDT
Cornell Law School and India-based Jindal Global Law school announced a new collaborative initiative between the schools that includes faculty and student exchange programs and joint teaching and research initiatives.
Jun 10, 2011 6:55 PM CDT
Harvard Law School fellow Lobsang Sangay has won election as the new prime minister of Tibet’s government in exile.
Sangay, 43, won with 55 percent of the vote, according to…
May 2, 2011 10:30 AM CDT
University of Colorado third-year law students enrolled in a new class will travel to Bangalore, India, during spring break to gain a better understanding of U.S. laws.
The CU course,…
Feb 22, 2011 8:24 PM CST