Monday, June 24, 2019

UNT Dallas College of Law is Hiring an Academic Dean

UNT Dallas College of Law is hiring an Academic Dean to start in the fall of 2020. Details on the job and its requirements are available by clicking here. We're told it is a wonderful place to work and that you could not ask for a more collaborative, kind, and smart group of faculty members to manage.

Hat tip to Melissa Bezanson Shultz


June 24, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Your Name Here! Buy a Chance Name a Character in Next Year's Jessup Problem

Do you want to be a part of Jessup history? Once reserved only for authors and editors, the naming of a Jessup Compromis character is an honor and privilege enjoyed by few. To raise money in support of the Jessup Competition, the International Law Students Association is giving one lucky person the opportunity to name a character, event or place in the 2020 Jessup Compromis. Donate today for a chance to have your name forevermore associated with the 2020 Jessup! Just imagine 3,000 Jessup competitors from 100 countries, saying your name or the the name of the character *you* named. You'll be Jessup famous!

For every $10 you donate, you will receive one entry in the drawing. For donations of $100 or more, entries will be doubled (e.g., 20 entries for $100). The winner will be randomly drawn and notified via email, and will have the opportunity to provide ILSA with a name that will be included in the 2020 Jessup Compromis. Names can range from the winner's own, honoring loved ones, inside jokes among friends, funny plays on words or something else that appeals to the winning entrant. This is a great way to give yourself or someone special to you a lasting Jessup legacy! All donations support the Jessup Competition. Donations must be made before 16 August 2019 at 5:00pm EDT.
Hat tip to ILSA

June 22, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, June 17, 2019

Royal Gardner Recognized for His Work on the Global Wetland Outlook

Royal GardnerProfessor Royal Gardner, who teaches the Environmental Law Research and Writing first-year persuasion course at Stetson University College of Law, received Stetson’s Dickerson-Brown Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship.  

The award recognizes Professor Gardner’s work on the Global Wetland Outlook ("GWO"), a wetland conservation treaty that includes 170 countries.   The treaty is the first-ever comprehensive report on the state of the world’s wetlands and their services to people. It provides a snapshot of wetland status, trends, and pressures. It further articulates a broad range of effective wetland conservation options available at the national, international, catchment, and site levels, underscoring the need for good governance, knowledge generation, management, investment, and public participation.   


Professor Gardner’s work on the conservation treaty began in 2016, and the treaty was launched at a conference of the signatories in Dubai, United Arab Emeriates, in October 2018, where Professor Gardner presented it at a plenary session. The treaty has been published in English, French, and Spanish, and the Administrative Authority for China has stated that it will be translated into Mandarin.  The GWO is available at

Hat tip to Dr. Kirsten K. Davis, Professor of Law and Interim Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Director of the Stetson Institute for the Advancement of Legal Communication


June 17, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Thirty Years After the Tanks of Tiananmen

TiananmenThis week marks the 30th Anniversary of the crushing of the pro-democracy demonstrations in Beijing. U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo issued a press statement to mark the event, stating in part that:

we honor the heroic protest movement of the Chinese people that ended on June 4, 1989, when the Chinese Communist Party leadership sent tanks into Tiananmen Square to violently repress peaceful demonstrations calling for democracy, human rights, and an end to rampant corruption. The hundreds of thousands of protesters who gathered in Beijing and in other cities around China suffered grievously in pursuit of a better future for their country. The number of dead is still unknown. We express our deep sorrow to the families still grieving their lost loved ones, including the courageous Tiananmen Mothers, who have never stopped seeking accountability, despite great personal risk. The events of thirty years ago still stir our conscience, and the conscience of freedom-loving people around the world.

Click here for the full Press Statement from U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.

Hat tip dr


June 6, 2019 | Permalink | Comments (0)