July 9, 2014 8:45 AM
The presentation at the Academic Council on the United Nations System annual meeting in June was part of a panel on addressing global problems through law.Svenson, who has a master’s degree and doctorate in International Development from Tulane, works as a consultant based in Panama City and has taught at the Payson Center since 2011.
Bambrick received her law degree from Tulane in 2013 and says it was exciting to attend her first international conference.
As the only lawyer in a room with social scientists who focused on political mechanisms for addressing the problems of protecting rights, she says: “It was a whole new view for me. It also gave me a chance to share with them a different perspective on concepts of sovereignty and responsibility to protect."
The LLM in Law and Development started in 2013 and is the first program of its kind in the United States. Students receive multidisciplinary training in such areas as sustainability and development, international human rights and comparative environmental law.
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