Diego Garcia-Sayan, Susanne Baer to speak at the Law School in April

The Global Legal Studies Center brings two noteworthy scholars of international law to the University of Wisconsin Law School in April.

Diego García-Sayán will present "Human Rights in the Americas: Challenges for the Inter-American Court and Commission," April 11 at 4 p.m. in Lubar Commons. A reception will follow the presentation.

García-Sayán has served as judge on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights since 2004, and was elected to a term as the court's president in 2009. He co-founded the Peruvian Center for International Studies, and served as chairperson of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. He has held a number of positions in the Peruvian government.

Susanne Baer will present "Judging Inequalities: The Jurisprudence of the German Federal Constitutional Court," April 18 at 4 p.m. in Lubar Commons. A reception will also follow this presentation.

Baer, a professor of public law and gender studies at Humboldt University Berlin, was elected a justice of Germany's Federal Constitutional Court in 2011 for a 12-year term. She currently directs the Law and Society Institutes Berlin. Her research areas include socio-cultural legal studies, gender studies, law against discrimination and comparative constitutional law. She is the coauthor of the casebook Comparative Constitutionalism, and of a new German textbook on law and sociology.

Those planning to attend either of these events should email Louis Condon with their institutional affiliation and contact details.

Submitted by Law School News on April 11, 2013

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