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Global Mondays Weekly Lecture Series - Spotlight on the Syrian Civil War

William H. Gates Hall

12:30 PM - 1:20 PM

"Prospects for accountability in the Syrian Civil War"
Frederick Michael Lorenz JD, LLM, Adjunct Senior Lecturer, UW School of Law

Hosted by the International Law Society and the Center for Human Rights and Justice

Frederick Lorenz served in the US Marine Corps for twenty-seven years as a judge advocate, including a tour as an infantry company commander. In 1992 he joined the First Marine Expeditionary Force and was the senior legal advisor for the United Nations authorized military intervention in Somalia, and returned there as senior legal advisor for the UN evacuation in 1995. In 1996 he served in Bosnia as a legal advisor for the NATO implementation force, and went on to teach Political Science at the National Defense University. After his retirement from the Marine Corps as a colonel in 1998 he spent a year as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in St Petersburg, Russia, teaching courses in international law, environmental law and US foreign policy. In 2000 he served as a United Nations legal affairs officer in Kosovo, working in the UN Civil Administration. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the UW School of Law. He is a Senior Peace Fellow for the Public International Law and Policy Group, with missions in the Republic of Georgia and Armenia in 2006 and 2007, and three US State Department sponsored trips to Somaliland in between 2008 and 2010.

The Criminal Justice System: Impact on Health of Families & Communities

William H. Gates Hall
5:30 PM - 6:45 PM

The Criminal Justice System: Impact on Health of Families & Communities
Law B599 DE (GH 590 L) open to public
State Justice Steven Gonzalez, JD; additional panelists TBA


Reversing the Effects of Mass Incarceration: Ways to Reform the Criminal Justice System

William H. Gates Hall

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The incarceration rate in the United States is the highest in the world, which has led some to call our current criminal justice structure a system of Mass Incarceration. This system—which contains over 2 million people in American prisons and jails—has decimated communities, especially those of color, created two tiers of justice, one for the rich and the other for the poor, and, in some instances, has resulted in government spending more money on incarceration than education.

The University of Washington School of Law and the Gates Public Service Law Program invites you to a forum on how we as a community can reverse the effects of Mass Incarceration through implementing criminal justice reforms. The forum will cover sentencing reform, prison rehabilitation programs, and prison reentry.


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