IRLS Dispatch Blog

International Crisis Response Simulation

Friday, March 25, 5:00 – 7:00pm & Saturday, March 26, 9:00am – 6:00pm – Beus Center for Law and Society The International Rule of Law and Security Program at ASU Law is excited to welcome current ASU Law students and students from any other College to participate in an afternoon orientation and full-day simulation of an international response to an emerging atrocity threat. The simulation is similar to those undertaken by U.S. government officials and

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Summer 2022 IRLS International Internship Opportunities

The International Rule of Law and Security (IRLS) program is excited to open its summer 2022 international internship program applications. Opportunities are available with organizations in Timor-Leste and South Africa, with a possibility of another round of internship placements in other countries added in the future. All of the internships focus on rule of law, human rights, international development, good governance, or related issues. In these internships, rising 2L, rising 3L, MLS, and LLM students

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Election law expert teaches IRLS U.S. and International Election Law course

Larry Garber, an election law expert who spent his career advising emerging democracies on how to hold democratic elections, taught a course on U.S. and International Election Law to ASU Law students spending fall 2021 in Washington, D.C. Professor Garber also taught the course during fall 2020 amid the U.S. elections that year. The IRLS Dispatch sat down with Professor Garber to discuss the takeaways from the 2020 U.S. elections, his thoughts on democratic backsliding

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IRLS Director Julia Fromholz departs ASU Law to become executive director of CEELI Institute

IRLS Director and Professor of Practice Julia Fromholz is leaving ASU Law at the end of 2021 to serve as the next Executive Director of the Central and Eastern European Law Initiative (CEELI) Institute in Prague, Czech Republic. She sat down with the IRLS Dispatch to talk about her time at ASU Law, the impact she has had on the IRLS program, and what she looks forward to most at CEELI.  IRLS Dispatch: When did

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IRLS Program Welcomes 2021-2022 Fellows Cohort

The IRLS program is pleased to welcome a new cohort of IRLS Fellows. IRLS Fellows are JD, MLS, and LLM students with a keen interest in international rule of law, foreign policy, good governance, and global development issues.  The following students are Fellows for the 2021-22 academic year: Matthew Adler (JD ’23): I am a 2L from Phoenix, Arizona. I am most interested in the process by which countries cooperate to address common threats, including both

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How the World Keeps Democratic Power in Check

Priyal Thakkar. Priyal is a 2L at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. She is interested in international human rights law and strategic litigation. She completed a summer internship with the Judicial System Monitoring Program in 2021. This summer, I had the privilege of interning with the Judicial System Monitoring Program on a report that engaged in comparative analyses of impeachment mechanisms in civil and common law countries. While impeachment

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