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Annual Baker lecture to focus on international criminal justice

MORGANTOWN, WEST VIRGINIA — International criminal lawyer Susan Lamb will deliver the annual C. Edwin Baker Lecture for Liberty, Equality and Democracy at the West Virginia University College of Law.

Lamb will address “International Criminal Justice and Notions of Equality and Liberty” on January 30 at 12 p.m. in the Marlyn E. Lugar Courtroom.

Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. A reception will follow.

Lamb has spent 17 years with the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals, including the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia (1997-2005), the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (2005-2008), and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (2009-2013).

For the past two years, Lamb has worked on accountability efforts for atrocity crimes committed in the Syria crisis. She is also a teacher, writer and consultant in international criminal law and transitional justice.

Lamb completed doctoral studies as a Rhodes Scholar in public international law at Balliol College, Oxford University. She is admitted to practice in her home country of New Zealand.

The Baker Lecture at WVU Law is presented annually in honor of C. Edwin Baker, a leading constitutional law scholar who died in 2009. He was the Nicholas F. Gallicchio Professor of Law and Communication at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

In 2011, Baker’s family donated his papers to the WVU College of Law. Housed in the George R. Farmer, Jr. Law Library the C. Edwin Baker Collection is a window into the life and work of one of the 20th century’s foremost experts on constitutional law, free speech and communication law.



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