November 14, 2013
Fulbright Scholars from 32 countries are set to visit Tulane Law School Nov. 22 during a four-day seminar in New Orleans.
The 69 scholars, whose home countries range from Argentina to Uzbekistan, are scheduled to hear from Ambassador Clint Williamson (L ’86), lead prosecutor for the European Union Special Investigative Task Force, who has investigated and pursued war crimes prosecutions around the world and handled the cases against Slobodan Milosevic and paramilitary leader Zeljko Raznatovic.
Other speakers include state and federal judges, law enforcement officials and Tulane faculty, including Professors and former Fulbright Scholars Herb Larson, Colin Crawford and Nancy Maveety.
The conference, focusing on the Rule of Law, will cover criminal justice, civil rights, public corruption and other topics. The Fulbright group also will get a taste of New Orleans, including a reception at the Musée de Free People of Color.
Activities on Nov. 21 include visits to the Louisiana Supreme Court and the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Presentations on Nov. 22 scheduled for Tulane Law School are free and open to the public, including these, in the Wendell H. Gauthier Appellate Moot Court Room 110:
“The Law & Civil Rights: Examples from New Orleans”: 9:15-10:30 a.m., Wendell H. Gauthier Appellate Moot Court Room 110.
"Rule of Law and Plain Language Legislation”: 2-3:15 p.m.
A session on “The Collapse of the Criminal Justice System in the Aftermath of Katrina” at 3:30 p.m. is scheduled for the New Orleans Criminal District Court.
The scholars, from a range of fields that includes political science, environmental sciences, business, art history, math, public health and agriculture, are being hosted by Tulane Law School and the New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council. Tulane Environmental Law Clinical Instructor Machelle Lee Hall is the current NOCDC president, and the group’s board includes Maveety, a political science professor and Law School affiliated faculty member.
The Fulbright Scholar Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Faculty and professionals can receive grants to lecture and research abroad, and scholars from other countries can spend time at universities in the U.S.