Miami Law Hosts Louis Henkin Human Rights Lecture


WHAT: The University of Miami School of Law presents the 5th Annual Louis Henkin Lecture on Human Rights, “The Right to Property.” 

José Enrique Alvarez

WHO: José Enrique Alvarez, Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law at New York University School of Law. Before entering academia, Alvarez was an attorney adviser with the Office of the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State where he worked on cases before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, served on the negotiation teams for bilateral investment treaties and the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, and was the legal adviser to the administration of justice program in Latin America coordinated by the Agency of International Development.

Alvarez is a former president of the American Society of International Law and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Institut de Droit International.

Louis Henkin, the prominent law professor at Columbia University School of Law, was one of the founders of the academic study of human rights and inspired a whole generation of human rights lawyers, scholars, and activists, including some of Miami Law's professors.​WHEN: Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

WHERE: The University of Miami School of Law, 1331 Miller Drive, room E352, on the Coral Gables campus. A reception to follow in Student Lounge

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Annette Hugues at or 305-284-2339. The event is free and open to the public, with registration.

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