Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: manav malhotra November 7, 2018 12:01 pm Change Font Size The Alternative Dispute Resolution Cell (ADRC) of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab and the Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University, USA are jointly organising the Ratan K. Singh Essay Writing Competition on International Arbitration. Theme: Challenges Facing International Arbitration and their Possible Solutions Sub-themes: Increasing Diversity in International Arbitration Role of Technological Innovation in International Arbitration Improving efficiency of International Arbitration Bringing consistency and certainty in the international arbitration jurisprudence Erosion of principle of party autonomy in international arbitration Abuse of Process in International Arbitration Enforceability of Awards in International Arbitration Third Party Funding in International Arbitration Impartiality and … [Read more...] about Ratan K. Singh Essay Competition On International Arbitration By RGNLU And Pepperdine University
A conservative Pepperdine University law professor who supported Barack Obama during the presidential campaign has a new job as ambassador to Malta.Professor Douglas Kmiec won confirmation Aug. 7, the National Law Journal reports. The island nation off the coast of Sicily is a good fit for the professor, according to the story. The nation’s official religion is Catholicism, and Kmiec, an abortion opponent, is the former dean of Catholic University law school. … [Read more...] about Pepperdine Law Prof Is New Ambassador to Malta
Title IX claims against colleges and universities have become increasingly prevalent. Title IX provides, in part, that “[n]o person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex … be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” A recent decision addresses whether the scope of Title IX is broad enough to encompass sexual orientation discrimination claims in a lawsuit.A federal court in the Central District of California recently denied Pepperdine University’s motion to dismiss the three Title IX claims in the complaint, thus rejecting Pepperdine’s assertion that Title IX does not cover discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. This ruling is significant because it allows a plaintiff to sue a college or university alleging that discrimination based on sexual orientation is a violation of Title IX. The Student-Athletes’ Allegations In this case, two Pepperdine … [Read more...] about Can Colleges and Universities be Sued for Sexual Orientation Discrimination and Run Afoul of Title IX?
Indiana University Maurer School of Law professor William Henderson has been named the year’s most influential person in legal education by the National Jurist magazine.Henderson, a staunch believer in the need for change in legal education, is no stranger to the list. He placed second in the magazine’s rankings in both 2013 and 2014, the school said in a press release Thursday.Named an ABA Journal Legal Rebel in 2009, Henderson has done extensive research and analysis of the business side of the legal profession. He is the major contributor to the Journal’s Paradigm Shift series, which reports on how the profession—and legal education—is changing under the pressure of disruptive technology, client demand and increased competition.National Jurist said Henderson, who is “firmly in the intellectual category,” has been “nothing if not consistent, speaking strongly for the need of serious reforms due to a changing legal landscape.”It … [Read more...] about Indiana University law professor William Henderson named ‘most influential’ person in legal ed
A federal appeals judge who took senior status earlier this year will begin a new job on June 1.Deanell Tacha of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will become the dean of Pepperdine University’s law school, report LJWorld.com and the Los Angeles Times blog L.A. Now. She replaces Kenneth Starr, the former appeals judge and Whitewater special prosecutor who left Pepperdine last spring to become president of Baylor University.Above the Law calls the development “a new mini-trend.” The blog notes that David Levi resigned in 2007 as chief judge of the Eastern District of California to become dean of Duke Law School. Related ArticleABA Journal: Making Herstory: U.S. Circuit judge encourages the next steps toward equality … [Read more...] about 10th Circuit Judge to Become New Dean of Pepperdine Law School