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Grant Sawyer Center for
Justice Studies

Contact Please see our Directory for Center staff information
Phone (775) 784-6272
Fax (775) 784-6273
Location National Judicial College Building
Address 1664 N. Virginia Street
Mail Stop 313
Reno, NV 89557
Room 114
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Updated archives (2004-2012) coming soon.


May 8th, 2003--Dr. Robert George, Princeton University, gave a presentation entitled: "Reason, Freedom and the Rule of Law." Dr. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. He is the author of The Clash of Orthodoxies; Making Men Moral: Civil Liberties and Public Morality; and, In Defense of Natural Law. He is also editor of Natural Law Theory: Contemporary Essays; The Autonomy of Law: Essays on Legal Positivism; Natural Law, Liberalism, and Morality; Great Cases in Constitutional Law; and co-editor of Constitutional Politics: Essays on Constitution Making, Maintenance, and Change.

April 17th, 2003--Richard W. Harris, Adjunct Professor of Environmental Law at UNR and partner in Harris & Thompson, a Reno law firm specializing in the fields of Natural Resources, Environmental and Business Law, presented: "U.S. Environmental Policy: Why Some Issues Get Attention and Others Don't." Mr. Harris, addressed such questions as: Why did the international community respond quickly and effectively to the threat of ozone depletion? Why has the United States failed to develop an effective response to the issue of global warming? Mr. Harris discussed the "policy cycle" and other aspects of environmental decision making.

February 28th, 2003 --The Grant Sawyer Center for Justice Studies, Nevada Dispute Resolution Coalition, and the Neighborhood Mediation Center hosted a public presentation by Nancy Neal Yeend entitled: "The Integration of Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Judicial System" . Nancy Neal Yeend has over 20 years of experience as a mediator. She has served on trial and appellate court panels, as a member of the National Judicial College faculty, manages the West Coast office for the John Paul Jones Group, and was the recipient of the Mediation Society Award for Outstanding Professional Contributions. Two additional seminars were also held on the same day: "Breaking the Impasse", 8:30 am to 11:45 am, and "The Role of Advocacy in Mediation".

February 20th, 2003--Dr. Lawrence Korb, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense and Current Director of National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, gave a presentation entitled: "9-11 and the Impact on National Security".


September 12
"A Virtual World?: Immersive Virtual Environment Technology and Applications" Presented by Dr. Jim Blascovich, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

March 18
"Eyewitness Identification: Psychological Research Applied to Criminal Justice"
Presented by Dr. Gary Wells, Iowa State University

Feb. 11
"Indigeneity, Self-determination & Sovereignty"
Presented by Dr. Anne Waters, President, American Indian Philosophy Association.

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