LGJF Staff 2014-2015

LGJF Staff

LGJF announces its 2014 - 2015 staff selection (from left to right): James Logan, Editor; Alexis Turzan, Editor; Joey Cagigas, Writer; Nikita Saini, Writer; Cooper Findlay, Writer; Anna Manuel, Editor and Communications Chair; Brittany Benavides, President; Nina Torres, Writer; Eric Snow, Writer (not pictured).


Marijuana Incarceration Rates by Race

Guest blog submission by the Law Offices of Michael S Rothman, who recently published a resource detailing marijuana incarceration rates by race and the financial impact marijuana legalization could have.

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Pussy Riot Fearlessly Publicizes Human Rights Abuse in Women’s Prisons

A comparative analysis of female incarceration and human rights


Putin’s Ban on U.S. Adoption: A Poorly Designed Diversion

Russia passed a bill early this year banning all United States adoptions of Russian children in response to America’s Magnitsky Act, which imposed travel and financial restrictions on Russian officials suspected of human rights violations. To justify the bill, President Putin has cited the tragic deaths of a few Russian orphans adopted into the U.S. However, the bill and its justifications have received much criticism in both countries leaving open the question of whether Putin’s reasoning leads to a different purpose altogether.


Patriot Games: Is Domestic Legislation Dooming America’s Russian “Reset” Policy?

Recent laws targeted at Russia have put a big chill on America’s “reset” policy towards relations with Russia. Russia and the United States must resist partisan politics, reset the “reset,” and collaborate as strategic partners to advance common policy goals and ensure long-term improvements in U.S.-Russian relations.


Line Drawing in a Time of Change

The United States lags behind world trends in refusing to retroactively apply ameliorative changes in the law for criminal offenders

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Mission Statement

THE LAW & GLOBAL JUSTICE FORUM is a student run organization at the University of San Francisco School of Law that seeks to analyze our world based on the principles of equality, solidarity, respect and human rights that encompass our shared humanity. The Forum is comprised of both a blog and article component in which contributors attempt to explore and better understand our increasingly global community from a legal perspective. The mission of the Law and Global Justice Forum is to add to this important global justice conversation.

Latest News

Call for Delegates! 13th Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court


Apply to Attend

13th Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court
Dates: December 8, 2014 – December 17, 2014
Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York City, New York
Application Deadline: October 26, 2014


The Council for American Students in International Negotiations (CASIN) is seeking American students and/or young professionals to serve as delegates to the 13th Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court at the United Nations (ASP13). 

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Upcoming Events

October 21st:  PANEL ON CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS.  LGJF is co-sponsoring this panel event that will focus on the recent increase of unaccompanied minor children at the U.S.-Mexico border and will feature a panel composed of USF professors, immigration and youth advocacy practitioners, direct service providers, and a USF student.  â�¦ Read More


Come join the Law and Global Justice Forum for our first meeting of the year, this Tuesday, September 30 in Kendrick Hall.! We will be having two meetings, one at 12:30 in KH 104, and a later one at 5:30 in KH 103 to accommodate everyone’s schedules.â�¦ Read More

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