The Cardozo Society of Washington State CLE

The Cardozo Society of Washington State CLE

Date: Thursday, February 28, 2013

Time: 12–1:30 p.m.

Location: Offices of Ridell Williams, 1001 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98154

Cost: $25 (includes lunch and WSBA fee)


The Jewish Federation's Cardozo Society of Washington State is pleased to co-sponsor the following CLE, hosted by StandWithUs Northwest:

Law Pertaining to the Status of Lands and Communities in the West Bank and Gaza

Presented by Professor of Law Avi Bell, this CLE will examine legal issues concerning claims in property law and the law of sovereignty in the West Bank and Gaza strip, including the contentious issue of "settlements."

Among the issues the CLE will address are:

  • Law of territorial sovereignty in international law
  • Time and location of the application of the laws of belligerent occupation and their relationship to the laws of territorial sovereignty and international human rights law
  • Territorial scope of international human rights law related to population transfer and property
  • Impact of the law of territorial sovereignty and belligerent occupation on issues of property ownership and development
  • Scope of the law of belligerent occupation concerning population transfer and property
  • National and international bodies empowered to interpret and apply these norms
  • Relevant part of local property laws

For the above mentioned legal issues and others, the CLE will review central parts of legal doctrine in the abstract and apply them to the particular factual setting presented by the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Professor Avi Bell
Professor Bell clerked for Justice Mishael Cheshin of the Supreme Court of Israel and for the High Court of Justice Department within the Israeli State Attorney's office. He was a visiting professor at the University of Connecticut Law School and Fordham University Law School. He is a member of the faculty of law at Bar Ilan University. Professor Bell joined the University of San Diego School of Law faculty in 2009.

What is the Cardozo Society of Washington State?
The Cardozo Society is the official Washington State Bar Association minority bar for Jewish lawyers in Washington. Run by the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, the Cardozo Society's programming integrates legal and Jewish concerns to demonstrate the unique contributions the legal profession can make to improve the Jewish community at large.

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