Film Screening: The Second Meeting

The NYU-SCPS Global Affairs Program and Law Students for Human Rights at NYU Law invite you to a unique evening of film and discussion. After successful screenings in NYC and L.A., numerous reviews from BBC, NY Times, LA Times, Variety, The Huffington Post, IT News, Le Figaro and more, The Second Meeting documentary is now an official runner for the 2014 Oscars. 

Following the screening, director Zeljko Mirkovic and one of the film’s protagonists, former US pilot Dale Zelko will be available to take questions and and share their thoughts. Professors Jennifer Trahan and Belinda Cooper will also be featured panelists as they join the discussion to weigh in on the international law and human rights aspects of this gripping true story and it’s implications for the similar disputes in the context of global affairs. 
The Film is supported by Serbian Ministry of Culture, US Embassy Belgrade, German Marshal Fund-Balkan Trust for Democracy.

Special Guest Panel Speakers: 
Professor Jennifer Trahan, J.D., LL.M. and Professor Belinda Cooper, J.D
Special Guests From the Film: 
Zeljko Mirkovic – Award Winning Director and Producer, Lt. Dale Zelko Former U.S. F-117 NATO Pilot Who Was Shot Down by Serbian Soldier and Zoran Amar 

Sponsored by:
PACT (Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation), THRILL (The Human Rights International Law League), and Law Students for Human Rights at NYU Law in conjunction with the NYU-SCPS Global Affairs Program


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Sheinberg Lecture 11/4

“Predator Economics, Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples”  
Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), Founder and Co-Director of Honor The Earth
Monday, November 4, 2013, 4:00PM – Vanderbilt Hall Room 210
Please join us for the Twentieth Annual Rose Sheinberg Lecture presented by Winona LaDuke. Her lecture is titled, “Predator Economics, Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples.” Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe), an internationally acclaimed author, orator and activist who has devoted her life to protecting the lands and life ways of Native communities. LaDuke is founder and Co-Director of Honor the Earth, a national advocacy group encouraging public support and funding for native environmental groups. With Honor the Earth, she works nationally and internationally on issues of climate change, renewable energy, sustainable development, food systems and environmental justice. In her own community in northern Minnesota, she is the founder and Executive Director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project, one of the largest reservation-based non-profit organizations in the country, and a leader on the issues of culturally-based sustainable development strategies, renewable energy and food systems. Her work includes efforts to protect Indigenous plants and heritage foods from patenting and genetic engineering. 
The lecture will take place on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 4:00pm in Vanderbilt Hall Room 210. 1Ls will receive PILC credit as part of the Leaders in Public Interest Series. 

Please take this opportunity to register online. Click here, or copy and paste the following registration link:
The Rose Sheinberg Program is endowed by Jill and Richard Sheinberg, Dale J. and Arthur Galston, and the estate of Joel Dolkart to honor the memory of Rose Sheinberg. Each year the Sheinberg Committee, a joint student-faculty committee, invites a scholar working on cutting-edge issues of gender, race, and class to participate in a day of informal discussion, classroom teaching, and formal lecture to expose the Law School community to a variety of ideas, insights, and initiatives. 
This year’s lecture is co-sponsored by the Black, Latino, Asian Pacific American Law Association; Center for Human Rights and Global Justice; Coalition on Law and Representation; Environmental Law Society; Environmental Law Journal; Law Students for Human Rights; National Lawyers Guild; Native Studies Forum; and Women of Color Collective.
Event Schedule: 
12:15 – 1:45 p.m. 
Lunch with Winona LaDuke, the Sheinberg Committee and Members of the Law School Community 
RSVP: Tsion Gurmu 
4:00 p.m. 
Keynote Speech by Winona LaDuke 
Introduction by Tiokasin Ghosthorse, host of First Voices Indigenous Radio and member of the Cheyenne River Lakota (Sioux) Nation of South Dakota 
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 210 
Reception immediately following in Vanderbilt Hall, Golding Lounge 

Please take this opportunity to register online. Click here, or copy and paste the following registration link:

LSHR Mixer- Tuesday, October 22!

Interested in working in the field of human rights this summer? Stop by Golding on Tuesday, Oct 22 between 6:30 and 8:30 to mingle with some 2 and 3L’s who have worked in different human rights positions and get advice from them about which jobs were the most rewarding and how to go about finding them.

Wine and cheese will be served!

Info session/mixer

Learn more about our Fall 2013 advocacy projects and meet the members of the LSHR board. Mixer for new students immediately following the information session.

Where: Vanderbilt 206, mixer location: Blind Tiger Ale House (8:00 PM)

When: September 9, 2013. 6:30 PM

Mixer Thursday 3/28!

Join us 3/28 for a joint PILF and LSHR mixer with intern supervisors!

Come discuss this year’s advocacy projects or learn more about how to get involved in the organizations we worked with this year.

Thursday, March 28th from 6-8pm

The Madelyn
82 West 3rd Street

Free drink tickets!

Upcoming Events!

1. Interested in summer internship opportunities abroad? Join PILC and OCS counselors at an information session this Monday, Jan. 28 from 12:30 to 1:30 in Lipton hall to learn about the international job search and hear from 2L and 3Ls who have gone through the process. Pizza will be served, sign up on CSM/Simplicity to RSVP!


2. The Department of Homeless Services (DHS) is conducting the Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) survey to find a point-in-time estimate of the number of unsheltered homeless individuals in New York City. HOPE will take place on Monday, January 28, 2013 and volunteers are still needed. To find out more and to sign-up to volunteer, visit