Updated: Feb. 10, 2020

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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World Peace Through Law Section 2020 Upcoming-CLE Schedule

Feb. 11 Webinar: Human Rights Law and Institutions Post Brexit 

This webinar will cover:

  • Introduction to Brexit
  • Changes to human rights doctrines and human rights institutions post Brexit

Faculty: Claire de Than - Director Studies and Professor, Jersey, UK

Feb. 11, 2020
Noon-3 p.m. PT


CLE Credit: 1 Law & Legal Procedure

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Justice and Legal Accountability in Syria

March 30, 2020
Noon-1 p.m. PT


CLE Credit: 1 Law & Legal Procedure

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To obtain more information about any of these CLE's from the World Peace Through Law Section, including registration for upcoming events or accessing recorded content from past presentations, please and check out our library of offerings on the WSBA CLE store page or contact cle@wsba.org.

Past 2019 Section CLE's and Events

Jan. 28 In-Person: National Mentoring Month Career Panel Discussion

Jan. 29 Webinar: International Law of Cross Border Transplant Abuse

Feb. 7 Teleconference: Corporate Social Responsibility

March 6 Webinar: Sexualized Atrocities during Genocide: Personal and Legal Implications

March 22 In-Person: Conversations Beyond Bias

April 15 In-Person: Using International Law in Domestic Practice

April 22 Teleconference: Xinjiang: Bridge or Barrier to Xi Jinping’s Belt And Road Initiative?

May 29 Webinar: Legal Strategies for Saving the Oceans

June 19-21 In-Person: Mass Atrocities and Human Rights Seminar at Griffith College, Dublin, Ireland

July 29 Webinar: Forced Evictions: The Samburu People of Kenya and Land Rights

Aug. 30 Webinar: Comparative Human Rights: Tanzania

Sept. 4 Webinar: Youth Criminalization: Legal Landscapes and Pathways Forward, co-hosted with Juvenile Law Section

Oct. 16 Webinar: Alaska and BC Tribes Petition to the North American Human Rights Commission to End Mining Pollution

Nov. 5 Webinar: Forced Disappearances in Iran: Legal Responses


Executive Committee

(Terms ending Sept. 30, 2020)

Chair: Regina Paulose

Chair Elect:  Anne Joyce Watanabe

Secretary/Treasurer: Vanessa Hunsberger

Immediate-Past ChairAnna "Mickey" Moritz

Young Lawyer LiaisonVanessa Hunsberger


(Three-year term unless otherwise noted)

Position 1Arthur Duncan (2019-2022)

Position 2: Camille McDorman (2018-2021)

Position 3Vacant

Board of Governors Liaison: Kyle Sciuchetti*

*Non-voting member


The Executive Committee of the World Peace Through Law Sections holds hour-long telephonic meetings on the third Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. Attendees may participate by dialing 866-577-9294 and entering the passcode: 5016526#. 

Please contact committee member for further details about upcoming meetings.

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To join the section list serve, request an archived issue of the section newsletter, and for general section questions, please send your email address and Bar number to sections@wsba.org. For more information and to get involved with the section, please contact Mickey Moritz.