Law

ASU, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians celebrate generous gift to California Center, ASU Law Indian Legal Program

In a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 29, Arizona State University celebrated San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ significant role in establishing the ASU California Center in downtown Los Angeles, located at the historic Herald Examiner building. San Manuel’s contribution also provided support for the Indian Gaming and Tribal Self-Governance programs at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at ASU.

ASU professor finds lack of empathy in police statements after killings

Expressions of empathy can be healing not only between two people but also between groups.

A new research study by an Arizona State University criminology professor finds that empathy is rarely expressed by criminal justice officials in the aftermath of police killings of unarmed African Americans, potentially missing an opportunity to ease tensions.

ASU event to address human dignity and technoscience

Intersecting crises — the coronavirus pandemic, racial injustice and environmental catastrophes — have destabilized daily life and public institutions, rendering perennial questions about progress increasingly urgent. And yet, rethinking progress is not simply a question of what should be done through scientific or technological know-how; it is also a question of what it means to be human.

President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to receive 2021 O’Connor Justice Prize

Judge Elizabeth Odio Benito, president of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, has been named the seventh recipient of the O’Connor Justice Prize. She was the first female professor at the University of Costa Rica Law School, founded the Human Rights Institute of Costa Rica and has served as the minister of justice of Costa Rica and as a judge on three international tribunals.

ASU's First Amendment Clinic executive director receives Freedom of Information Award

Gregg Leslie, executive director of the First Amendment Clinic at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and a faculty affiliate at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, has received the Freedom of Information Award from the Arizona Newspapers Association for his advocacy for First Amendment freedoms.

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