In this newsletter, I would like to share with you what the Pacific McGeorge Global Center for Business & Development (the "Global Center") has done during the past year to advance our mission of educating attorneys for practice in an era of increasing globalization and to develop the legal infrastructure for nations to participate in the global economy. I thank my colleagues on the faculty at the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law ("Pacific McGeorge") for the quality of these efforts and for the depth of their internationally related scholarship, and express my appreciation for your continuing recognition of Pacific McGeorge as home to one of the top ranked international law programs in the United States.
Before, however, sharing with you some of the ways in which Pacific McGeorge faculty members and the Global Center are influencing international law and practice throughout the world, I would like to welcome Professor Linda Carter as the Co-Director of the Global Center. Professor Carter has guided the Global Center's Legal Infrastructure & International Justice Institute for the past several years, and will now be joining me in the direction of all Global Centers efforts. Her international law experience includes work from The Hague to sub-Saharan Africa. Co-directing the Brandeis Institute for International Judges with Richard Goldstone, she assists in planning and facilitating meetings of judges from across the spectrum of international tribunals. Her specific area of expertise is domestic and international criminal law and procedure. Prof. Carter has served as a Visiting Professional at the International Criminal Court and at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.
Her interest in Rwanda also led to a study of the Gacaca trials, an alternative to typical judicial proceedings. She has taught as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in Senegal. Prof. Carter's most recent publications include International Judicial Trials, Truth Commissions, and Gacaca: Developing a Framework for Transitional Justice from the Experiences in Sierra Leone and Rwanda, in THE SIERRA LEONE SPECIAL COURT AND ITS LEGACY: THE IMPACT FOR AFRICA AND INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW (Charles C. Jalloh ed., Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2012) and INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: THE INTERFACE OF CIVIL LAW AND COMMON LAW LEGAL SYSTEMS (Edward Elgar Pub., forthcoming, 2013).
Franklin A. Gevurtz
Distinguished Professor of Law
Co-Director, Pacific McGeorge Global Center for Business & Development