The Rule of Law In Crisis: Talking About Core Legal Values, Human Rights, and Current Events in US Law School Classes
The Integrating Doctrine & Diversity Series is back this Spring with another lively discussion. This event features law student correspondents for JURIST from Ukraine and Myanmar discussing their experiences reporting on ongoing fundamental challenges to the rule of law in those countries. Two professors will join the conversation to discuss ways in which rule of law values, human rights issues and real-time legal news can be woven into US law school classes. Finally, a member of JURIST's professional staff will discuss the work JURIST is doing as its volunteer team of over 100 law student reporters, editors and correspondents from 50 law schools in the US and 25 other countries collaborate to cover the rule of law in crisis at home and abroad.
This event is co-sponsored by Roger Williams University School of Law, City University of New York School of Law, George Washington University Law School, Berkeley Law, and JURIST.
1:00 - 2:00 PM EST - Zoom Webinar
In 2021, RWU Law began sponsoring an ongoing Integrating Doctrine & Diversity Speaker Series in collaboration with CUNY School of Law and JURIST. Each previous installment has been attended by hundreds of legal education professionals from across the country.
Meet the Panelists:
Ingrid Burke Friedman is JURIST’s Editorial Director. A 2011 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, she served as Managing Editor with the news site during her 3L year. After graduation, she moved into full-time legal journalism for several years, and then served with the U.S. Department of State as a Consular Officer. She now divides her time between JURIST and a research fellowship at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies.
Anastasiia Rozvadovska is a law student from Ukraine at University of Pittsburgh School of Law at Rule of Law program; working in Jones Day, Pittsburgh; Jessup and commercial arbitration moot court participant; correspondent in JURIST. She moved to Germany when the war started to work in Jones Day, Düsseldorf and there she started to work for JURIST.
Dina Francesca Haynes is Professor of Law at New England Law | Boston, where she teaches immigration, refugee and asylum law, human trafficking and constitutional law. She has also taught at Georgetown University Law Center and American University’s Washington College of Law. Prior to teaching law, she spent a decade practicing international law within international organizations (as Director General of the Human Rights Department for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Human Rights Advisor to the OSCE in Serbia and Montenegro, and a Protection Officer with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Professor Haynes was also an attorney for the United States Department of Justice and clerked on the Constitutional Court of South Africa. She researches, writes, and engages in policy work, legal advocacy and direct client representation in the areas of refugee and asylum law, immigration, human trafficking, human rights, and gender during and after conflict.
Amy Wallace is the Interim Associate Director for Academic Success at New York Law School. Amy supports the work of the Office of Academic Success in teaching first-year courses designed to foster the development of professional skills and study habits and teaches law at New York Law School. An expert in interactive teaching methodology, Professor Wallace is passionate about teaching pedagogy, and she works internationally to assist law schools and organizations in the development of Street Law and other clinical programs. She founded the Street Law experiential program at NYLS and works to support new Street Law programs at law schools around the country. She has written and presented extensively on public legal education and Street Law topics.
Professor Wallace started her career as a corporate associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in the mergers and acquisitions group. During her time in private practice, her passion for pro bono work and public legal education programs solidified. She has worked in education since leaving private practice with a focus on public legal education programs in underserved communities. She is also the advisor for Law School Programs at Street Law, Inc.
Meet the Moderator:
Nicole P. Dyszlewski is one of the editors of Integrating Doctrine and Diversity: Inclusion and Equity in the Law School Classroom. She currently serves as the Director of Special Programs, Academic Affairs at RWU Law and as an adjunct professor. She received a B.A. from Hofstra University, a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. She is a member of the Massachusetts State Bar and the Rhode Island State Bar. Her areas of interest are mass incarceration, access to justice, and systems of race and gender inequality in law. Nicole was the 2020 recipient of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Volunteer Service Award and the 2015 recipient of the AALL Emerging Leader Award.