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10 years as a public defender

Keshini Ratnayake '042014 marks significant milestones for me. May brings the 10-year anniversary of my graduation from law school. By September, I will have been a public defender for 10 years. This decad...
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Putting the “coach” in lawyer

Student: Okay, so I want to impeach the witness. Me: Right, that sounds like a good idea here. What he just said doesn’t match what’s in his affidavit. Student: Yeah, okay. So what do I do? Me: You know this...

Moot court team advances to national competition

University of St. Thomas School of Law moot court team members Rachelle Velgersdyk, Parker Olson, and James Todd emerged from a 33-team regional tournament in Las Vegas on March 1 to advance to the National App...

Inside the UN: Start of a new HRC session in Geneva

Monday began the 25th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. The function of the session over the next four weeks is for both the Council and Member States to present their perspectives on particular hu...

Lawyer as counselor, and the American dream

The UST Law mission is a defining characteristic that reverberates throughout all of its classes, programs, and publications, and sets the law school apart from its competitors. Through the mission, the UST Law...
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Finding the Mission in Legal Ethics

Phil Johnson '11Initially, I questioned whether my volunteer activity as a member of the 4th District Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee fulfills the mission of the law school. “Mission,” I r...
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World Trade Institute Appoints Hernandez Crespo as Faculty Member

The World Trade Institute recently appointed Associate Professor Mariana Hernández Crespo as a faculty member. She joins a selective international network of experts, furthering WTI’s efforts in leading the global path in negotiation, implementation, and prevention of disputes under International Investment Agreements.
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World Bank Invites Professor Hernandez Crespo as Expert Guest in Bolivia Meeting

The World Bank invited Associate Professor Mariana Hernández Crespo to serve as its expert guest at a meeting in Bolivia with attorney generals from Bolivia, Paraguay, and Ecuador. Hernández Crespo was given an opportunity to address attorney generals that have been feeling the brunt of investor-State disputes in Latin America and introduce them to her research proposals.
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Hernández Crespo Assists Mongolian Government in Dispute Resolution

As Mongolia was preparing to negotiate an Economic Partnership Agreement with Japan, which represented a significant development for the country, Professor Mariana Hernández Crespo and a fellow from Harvard University were selected to assist members of the Mongolian government. They travelled to Ulaanbaatar to assist in the process of developing the necessary capacities to negotiate, implement, and prevent disputes under International Investment Agreements.