Genocide, Biopiracy, Civil Rights Among Faculty Panels

Washington University Law faculty members are presenting at major national conferences this week on topics ranging from genocide jurisprudence to biopiracy to federal civil rights enforcement.

Samuel R. Bagenstos

Samuel R. Bagenstos, professor of law and associate dean for research and faculty development, will be on a panel on Saturday discussing the future of federal civil rights enforcement at a conference on “Law Enforcement Role of the Civil Rights Division, Past & Future.” Sponsored by Georgetown University Law Center and the Civil Rights Division Association, the conference commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the United States Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.

Bagenstos, who was an attorney in the appellate section of the Civil Rights Division from 1994-97, is an expert on civil rights and antidiscrimination law.

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Leila Nadya Sadat

Leila Nadya Sadat, the Henry H. Oberschelp Professor of Law and director of the Whitney R. Harris Institute for Global Legal Studies, and Michael Peil, assistant dean for international programs, Harris Institute executive director, and lecturer in law, will present at a conference on Friday titled, “To Prevent and to Punish: A Conference Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Genocide Convention.” The conference is being sponsored by Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Michael A. Peil

Sadat, an expert on international criminal law and human rights, and Peil, a frequent lecturer on international law topics, will give presentations at “Judging Genocide: A Roundtable Discussion of the International Court of Justice and Genocide.”

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David Deal

David Deal, administrative director of the Intellectual Property & Business Formation Legal Clinic, acting associate director of the Center for Research on Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and lecturer in law, is serving as a panelist on Thursday at a symposium on “The Environment: Prospects for Sustainability” at Westminster College. Deal will present at a panel on “Bioprospecting or Biopiracy? The Effects of Scientific Research on Biodiversity and Culture.” An expert in intellectual property law, Deal will draw upon the Intellectual Property & Business Formation Legal Clinic’s work with The International Center for Indigenous Phytotherapy Studies (TICIPS ), which is a collaboration of the Missouri Botanical Garden, University of Western Cape in South Africa, and University of Missouri.