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Friday, March 7 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Global Rule of Law: A Panel Discussion (1.5 standard CLE credits)

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Global rule of law is foundational for economic and social development. In fact, the transition to a market economy has been a major factor in a move toward the rule of law, as this is important to foreign investors and to economic development. This session exposes the Rule of Law in its multiple manifestations.

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Sharon Sayles Belton

Vice President of Community Relations and Government Affairs, Thomson Reuters
Sayles Belton is the Vice President of Community Relations and Government Affairs for Thomson Reuters. After graduating from Macalester College, Sayles Belton initially worked as a parole officer before becoming a neighborhood activist. She soon turned to politics, however, when she was elected to represent the Eighty Ward on the Minneapolis City Council in 1983; seven years later she became the city council president. She then served as the... Read More →

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Keith Nelsen

General Counsel, Best Buy
Keith J. Nelsen is Best Buy’s general counsel. As Best Buy’s principal legal officer, Nelsen has overall responsibility for the company’s legal activities worldwide. Nelsen joined Best Buy in 2005. He most recently served as senior vice president, commercial, and as general counsel for Best Buy International, managing the company’s legal responsibilities outside of the United States, including oversight of its... Read More →
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Jothie Rajah

Research Professor, American Bar Foundation
Jothie Rajah is a full-time appointee to faculty of the ABF. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne, Australia. She was awarded the Law Faculty's 2010 Harold Luntz Graduate Research Thesis Prize for her work,Legislating Illiberalism: Law, Discourse & Legitimacy in Singapore, which also won the University of Melbourne's Chancellor's Prize for Excellence in the PhD Thesis and an Honorable Mention in the Law and Society Association... Read More →
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John Tunheim

United States District Judge, United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
Judge John R. Tunheim is a U.S. District Court Judge in Minnesota. He was Chairman of the U.S. Assassination Records Review Board. Judge Tunheim has worked extensively in Kosovo regarding development of the constitution in Uzbekistan concerning criminal law procedure development, and in south Asia with the United Nations Executive Directorate on Counter Terrorism. He has taught federal and state constitutional law as an Adjunct Professor at the... Read More →
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Justice Wilhelmina Wright

Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
Associate Justice Wilhelmina M. Wright was appointed to the Minnesota Supreme Court by Governor Mark Dayton, where she has served since Sept. 27, 2012. Justice Wright was previously appointed by Governor Jesse Ventura to the Minnesota Court of Appeals, where she served from Sept. 3, 2002, to Sept. 26, 2012. Previously she served as a trial judge on the Ramsey County District Court in Saint Paul. She has served as a member of the Minnesota... Read More →

Friday March 7, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Humphrey School: Cowles Auditorium UMN West Bank

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