Cherokee professor, KU Law students to train UN diplomats on Indigenous issues

Students at the University of Kansas School of Law — led by Professor Shawn Watts, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation — will have a chance to train diplomats on Indigenous issues and conflict resolution as part of a new partnership.

The KU School of Law recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to provide skills development training for diplomats at the United Nations (U.N.). 

With "Warp Speed" towards vaccine

The coronavirus can only be defeated with a vaccine. Hundreds of research teams worldwide are working on the serum. A German project also has hopes in the race.

On January, when Corona was just a beer for most of us, the Mainz researcher Ugur Sahin knew that something was coming up. And: We can help you get it under control. He had just read a study from China that described exactly how a Shenzhen family went to Wuhan and got infected there, one by one. The doctor from Mainz immediately downloaded the genome sequence of the virus from the Internet.

KU Trade expert: WTO Director-General pick gives look at group's future

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo announced Thursday his resignation, surprising the international trade community and adding to uncertainty caused by the global coronavirus pandemic. A University of Kansas trade expert sees the resignation as an important turning point in the potential future of the WTO.

KU Professor comments on resignation of WTO leader

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - University of Kansas international trade law expert, Raj Bhala, has spoken about consequences of World Trade Organization leader’s resignation.

World Trade Organization Director, General Roberto Azevêdo announced his resignation on Thursday, May 14. This greatly surprised the international trade community and added to uncertainty during the global coronavirus pandemic.

Azevêdo will be allowed to serve until the end of August though his second four-year term was not set to expire until next year.

Law schools give free legal assistance to health care workers

Health care workers are our rock stars today ...

But they don't get paid like them ...

Which is why Washburn Law Clinic faculty, staff, students, alumni, and other volunteer attorneys have launched the Washburn Hospital Employees Legal Preparedness Project (HELP) to provide legal preparedness services to support the many Topeka hospital employees who are risking exposure to COVID-19 in order to keep local hospitals operating.

Opinion: Kris Kobach’s voter registration mess may cost Kansas millions. Bad law, or bad lawyer?

Mark Johnson considers former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach a friend. And he agrees with illegal immigration foe Kobach that ineligible voters shouldn’t be able to register and vote.

But their disagreement on what, if anything, needs to be done about it is a dispute that Johnson estimates will end up costing Kansas taxpayers into the millions of dollars.

Constitutional or not? Protesters and professors debate rights amid COVID-19 related shutdowns

While protesters across the country defy stay-at-home orders to defend their freedoms at anti-quarantine rallies, constitutional law professors say the cases they are trying to bring against governors probably wouldn’t hold up in court.

Protesters in the state capitals of Maine and Pennsylvania congregated this past Monday, demanding that governors end the stay-at-home orders aimed at lessening the spread of COVID-19. The protests followed the lead of similar rallies in Ohio, California, Colorado, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina and Virginia.

Missouri unlikely to collect from China lawsuit

While Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed a lawsuit against the Chinese government and several other Chinese entities, what comes next is complicated, and experts said it’s unlikely the state will ever collect any money from the suit.

The attorney general, through his Deputy Justin Smith, asked a federal judge in St. Louis for punitive and actual damages among other relief in a court filing on Tuesday.

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