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Professor Colares appointed to NAFTA panel

Jul 20, 2013
Professor Juscelino Colares was appointed by the Office of the United States Trade Representative to serve on the 2013-2014 United States Roster of NAFTA Panelists. NAFTA Chapter 19 provides for bi-national panel review of Canadian, Mexican and U.S. trade agency determinations.

Cleveland Plain Dealer notes International Criminal Law MOOC success

Jul 10, 2013
The Cleveland Plain Dealer featured a front page story about the success of Case Western Reserve University School of Law's International Criminal Law MOOC, which enrolled 25,527 students in the summer of 2013. See Karen Farkus, "Case Western Reserve University's Free Online Courses Exceeded Expectations," Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 10, 2013.

Professor Scharf quoted in BBC story about Somali piracy

Jul 2, 2013
Associate Dean for Global Legal Studies Michael Scharf was quoted in a BBC News story about whether a U.S. court's sentence of death would have a deterrent effect on Somali piracy. See Tara McKelvey, "Pirate trial reveals brutality on high seas," BBC News, July 2, 2013.

Professor Benza represents Federal Republic of Germany in death penalty case

May 30, 2013
 On May 30, 2013, Professor Michael Benza appeared on behalf of the Federal Republic of Germany before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Cauthern v. Colson, a death penalty case raising issues related to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

Professor Scharf's expertise in international law featured in national wire service story

May 21, 2013
Associate Dean for Global Legal Studies Michael Scharf was quoted in an Associated Press story that ran in over 100 news outlets about why the U.S. government charged vandalism of government property rather than vehicular manslaughter in a case of an embassy official who ran over a man in Zimbabwe. See "Death in Zimbabwe results in unusual U.S. charge," Associated Press, May 21, 2013.
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