Miller in the News
Student Wins Trip to Washington DC
In order to promote student engagement with international law, the Miller Institute sponsored a writing contest to cover the registration and travel expenses for a Berkeley Law student to attend the Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, which will be held in Washington DC in April 2014. The trip has been awarded to Mariel Bird ('15).
Mariel worked as a Judicial Intern at United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and is currently a participant in ASIL’s Women in International Law Mentoring Program. She plans to use the trip to Washington as an opportunity “to engage with members of the international law community” and “to connect with individuals from a diverse set of international law backgrounds.”
Berkeley Law is an Academic Partner of the American Society of International Law (ASIL).
Miller Institute Hosts Workshop in International Humanitarian Law
For the second year in a row, the Miller Institute hosted a one-of-a-kind workshop for students interested in the field of International Humanitarian Law (IHL). Over four days during the Martin Luther King weekend (January 17-20), students from more than 12 law schools, along with scholars, policymakers and practitioners, congregated to study the law of armed conflict. The International Humanitarian Law Workshop for Students is a partnership between the Miller Institute and the International Committee of the Red Cross, which provides humanitarian help for people affected by armed violence worldwide.
Stanley Lubman Receives 2014 Distinguished Columbian Award
Stanley Lubman, Senior Fellow at the Miller Institute and Distinguished Lecturer in Residence (emeritus) at Berkeley Law, has been selected as the 2014 Distinguished Columbian. The Distinguished Columbian in Teaching Award is presented annually by Columbia Law School to a graduate who, through excellence in teaching, scholarship and writing, and through achievements in the graduate's chosen field, has brought distinction both to the Law School and to the faculties on which the graduate has served. Professor Sandy Kadish is a former award winner.
Professor Lubman received the award at a reception in New York City on January 3. David Schizer, dean of Columbia Law School, and Benjamin Liebman, director of the Center for Chinese Legal Studies at Columbia, presided over the ceremony, which drew members of the faculty and dozens of alumni and friends of the Law School – despite the first major winter snowstorm of the New Year. The event was held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools.
For more background on Professor Lubman’s career, click here.