Spotlight: Leslie Freehill

We 'Heart' Our Students: Leslie Freehill Through UW Law's dual degree program, Leslie Freehill is earning her J.D. and a master's in science all at once.

Activities and Scholarship

Mitra Sharafi co-chaired (with Northwestern University's Joanna Grisinger) the program committee for the American Society for Legal History's annual meeting, held in Denver in November.

Sumudu Atapattu was invited to participate in “Climate Change and Human Rights: A New Context for an Increasing Problem,” an international conference organized by the Institute of Democracy and Human Rights, Catholica University, Lima, Peru, to celebrate its 10th anniversary. She gave two presentations: “The Role of International Law in Mitigating Climate Change” and “Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples: A Comparative Vision."

Jason Yackee organized a conference, "Reassessing International Economic Law and Development," for the American Society for International Law's International Economic Law Interest Group. Held at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in November, the conference involved more than 60 scholars from around the world.

Gretchen Viney participated on the panel, "Ethics Seminar for Guardians ad Litem: Confidentiality Issues in the Release & Exchange of Information," at the Through the Eyes of a Child conference held in the Wisconsin Dells in November. Viney and Leslie Shear were on the organizing committee for the conference.