IRLS Dispatch Blog

Amb. Williamson: Statement on the 60 Minutes segment marking the 10th Anniversary of the Syrian Civil War

Ambassador Clint Williamson. Ambassador Williamson is the Senior Director of the International Rule of Law and Security Program at the McCain Institute, and a Distinguished Professor of Practice at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, where he teaches International Criminal Justice. Amb. Williamson is a former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues.  Last night, 60 Minutes aired an incredibly powerful segment reminding its viewers of the ongoing atrocities in Syria and highlighting the fact that

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ASU Law alum combines passion for patent law and international law in career with the Department of Justice

David Pace, JD ’20. Jacob Kostrzewski, IRLS Program Coordinator, sat down with David Pace, JD ’20, to discuss his career at ASU Law and participation in the Jessup International Moot Court competition, and what he has been doing since graduation.   Dispatch: You recently started a new position at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. What is your role at the DOJ? How are you liking it so far? Pace: I work for the

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The Last Month of New START

John-Tyler Iacovetta. JT is a JD candidate (2023) at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and is an IRLS Fellow for the 2020-2021 academic year. He has ten years of experience in U.S. Navy nuclear operations and earned his BSE in Nuclear Engineering with the Detection for Nuclear Non-Proliferation Group at the University of Michigan. For four years, the Trump administration made clear that it saw little use for nuclear

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Summer 2021 IRLS International Internship Opportunities

The International Rule of Law and Security (IRLS) program is accepting applications for the Summer 2021 International Internships program. Opportunities are available with organizations in South Africa, and additional opportunities may become available in the coming weeks. All of the internships focus on rule of law, human rights, international development, good governance, or related issues. In these internships, rising 2L and rising 3L students will use the knowledge and skills gained in law school to

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IRLS Discussion on Causes of and Solutions to Electoral Violence in the U.S. and around the World

Jacob Kostrzewski. Jacob is the International Rule of Law and Security and Washington, D.C. programs coordinator at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Following a contentious election and post-election period in the United States, many Americans find themselves asking how their country arrived at a point where its “symbol of democracy,” the U.S. Capitol, was breached and ransacked, and the lives of legislators hiding within were threatened by a violent mob. The International Rule

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Ambassador Williamson Congratulates IRLS Adjunct Appointed to Department of Justice

International Rule of Law and Security Senior Director and Distinguished Professor of Practice Ambassador Clint Williamson offered his congratulations to ASU Law adjunct professor David Newman, who was appointed to serve as Associate Deputy Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice: I would like to offer my congratulations to David Newman, who has taught Counterterrorism Under Law in our Washington International Rule of Law and Security (IRLS) Program for the last two years, on

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