Legal scholar and jurist visits as Law School’s Clynes Chair

Author: Erik Runyon


Judge Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade, a jurist of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, is serving for two weeks in the University of Notre Dame Law School as the Clynes Visiting Chair in Ethics of Litigation within the Judicial Process.

Trindade, who arrived Sept. 26, will conclude his stay with a lecture titledPast Achievements, Current Status and Perspectives of the International Protection of Human Rightsat 4 p.m. Friday (Oct. 7) in theLawSchools courtroom. The lecture is free and open to the public.

A member of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights since 1994, Trindade served as president from 1999 to 2004. He is a permanent professor of international law at theUniversityofBrasiliaand the Diplomatic Academy Rio Branco de Brazil.

Trindade earned his doctoral and masters degrees in international law from theUniversityofCambridge. He is the author of more than 20 books and 360 monographs, articles and book chapters in international law.

The Clynes Visiting Chair was created with a gift from the distinguished jurist and Notre Dame alumnus Judge James J. Clynes Jr. The benefaction reflects Clynesstrong interest in and dedication to promoting teaching and lecturing directly related to the ethics of litigation within the judicial process.

The Clynes Visiting Chair seeks to attract honored members of the judiciary at both the trial and appellate levels, esteemed law professors, and prominent members of the bar to teach and conduct public lectures relative to the ethics of litigation. Previous chairs have included Judge John T. Noonan Jr., Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the late Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist.

* Contact: * _Carol Jambor-Smith,LawSchoolexternal relations,

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