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Beyond Kiobel: The Future of International Human Rights Litigation in U.S. Courts

The symposium will focus on human rights litigation in U.S. courts in light of the recent Supreme Court decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum [133 S.Ct. 1659 (2013)]

Friday, March 14, 2014
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
UCLA School of Law, Room 1420
Los Angeles, CA 90095


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LUNCH & KEYNOTE ADDRESS (12:00 pm - 1:45 pm) 

Judge Pierre Leval of the Second Circuit

PANEL 1 (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm) 
The future of Alien Tort Statute litigation post-Kiobel, including the possibility of pursuing claims in state court 

Paul Hoffman, Partner at Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman 

Donald Childress, Associate Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law 

Jennifer Green, Associate Professor at University of Minnesota Law School


PANEL 2 (3:45 pm - 5:15 pm) 
Alternate avenues for human rights litigation, including the work of the Department of Justice Human Rights and Special Prosecutions division, human trafficking litigation and Torture Victim Protection Act enforcement. 

Teresa McHenry, Chief of the Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section within the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice 

Kevin Kish, Attorney at Bet Tzedek 

Beth Stephens, Professor at Rutgers School of Law


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NOTE: The number of general MCLE credit hours available is currently being determined. This information will be made available ASAP.

DIRECTIONS: The School of Law is located in the UCLA Law Building, which is nearest to the Wyton Drive entrance off of Hilgard Avenue in the northeast area of UCLA's campus. Address: UCLA School of Law, 385 Charles E. Young Drive East, 1242 Law Building, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1458. More information.


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Sponsor(s): Burkle Center for International Relations, Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs (JILFA) at UCLA School of Law