Updated: Jan. 7, 2021

World Peace Through Law Section

The World Peace Through Law Section focuses on international affairs and issues of war, peace, and law. A major benefit for members is the section's stimulating monthly forum series featuring experts addressing a diversity of current world affairs topics. See the section calendar for upcoming events.

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Listen In: Environmental Racism

Hosted by the World Peace through Law Section of the WSBA

Wednesday, Jan 27, 2021, 4 p.m. Pacific Time 

What is environmental racism? How do decisions regarding the environment disproportionately impact minority people? This panel will examine these issues in different contexts. 

Moderator: Camille McDorman (Executive Comm. WPTL)

Panelists: Nykeeba Brown, Prayank Jain, and Jordan Lesser

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Listen In: COVID-19 — Discrimination and Hate Speech 

Hosted by the World Peace through Law Section of the WSBA

This "Listen In" session gives listeners a different perspective that has been overlooked with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This recording was made on Aug. 5, 2020, and will be available here for approx. 3 months after that date. 

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Anne Watanabe, Chair-Elect, World Peace through Law Section

John C. Yang, Executive Director, Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Dr. Leslie Korn, Founder, Leslie Korn Institute for Integrative Medicine

Dr. Mohammad Habib Ullah, Arakan Rohingya National Organization

Listen In: Voices on the Future of Black Lives Matter

Hosted by the World Peace through Law Section of the WSBA in partnership with the Loren Miller Bar Association

This "Listen In" is intended to create a space for diverse representatives and leaders of the African-American community to speak about the future of Black Lives Matter and what communities can do to create a truly transformative era for human rights in the United States.
Come join us and listen in to what these leaders have to say about the road we are traveling on.

This recording was made on June 30, 2020 and will be available here for approx. 3 months after that date.

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James Johnson, President Loren Miller Bar Association and Associate Attorney at Emery Reddy.

Julia Myron, Human Rights Advocate and professional activist for EveryTown for Gun Safety

Goldie Pritchard, Director Academic Success Program, Adjunct Professor Michigan State University School of Law

Jacqualyne J. Walker, Partner at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Board Member Loren Miller Bar Association

Working Group on Prison Book Bans

The WPTL has started a working group on book bans in prisons. The working group hopes to look into the matter and find existing gaps and then create solutions to those gaps. All work is pro bono. Please contact Chair Elect Anne Watanabe.  

Executive Committee

(Terms ending Sept. 30, 2021)

ChairAnne Joyce Watanabe

Chair Elect:  Hildja Saas

Secretary/Treasurer: Vanessa Hunsberger

Immediate Past Chair: Regina Paulose 

Young Lawyer Liaison*: Sara Jane Anderson


(Three-year term unless otherwise noted)

Position 1Randall Winn (2019-2022)

Position 2: Camille McDorman (2018-2021)

Position 3Dwight VanWinkle (2020-2023)

Board of Governors Liaison*: Brent WIlliams-Ruth

*Nonvoting member


The Executive Committee of the World Peace Through Law Sections holds hour-long Zoom meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m.

Please contact committee member for further details about upcoming meetings.

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