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JUNE 23, 2021


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In today's edition we share an array of faculty news and accomplishments.

Our main feature focuses on Professor Sergio Puig and his recently published pathbreaking book on globalization, indigenous peoples, and international economic law.

Until the footnotes,



Recentering Globalization on Indigenous Rights


Business interests and human rights are often seen as being at odds with each other, but when the desires and aspirations of Indigenous peoples are integrated into decision-making, positive outcomes are possible for all. That’s the case made by Arizona Law professor Sergio Puig in his new book, “At the Margins of Globalization: Indigenous Peoples and International Economic Law” (Cambridge University Press).

Professor Puig seeks to move indigenous peoples’ rights from the margins of international economic law to the center of the discussion. 

“At the Margins of Globalization” explores how indigenous peoples are affected by globalization and suggests solutions for the future. The book explains how indigenous rights provisions have already been included in international trade and investment agreements and how to build from that success.

“It’s time to find sustainable solutions that address the most vulnerable people,” says Professor Puig, who is director of University of Arizona Law’s International Trade and Business Law program and is co-founder of, an organization facilitating free legal assistance related to international trade and investment matters. He notes that the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing climate crisis make the need for change even more urgent.

Professor Puig was inspired to pursue this topic after trips abroad with University of Colorado Law School Dean and former Arizona Law professor S. James Anaya. The pair traveled to Costa Rica to observe regulations being developed to protect Indigenous peoples and to Mexico, where a wind farm was impacting local Indigenous communities. 

Professors Puig and Anaya recently discussed the book in an interview. Watch here:

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Read the full story on our website.


For the Record: More Faculty News

Bambauer Joins New Journal of Free Speech Law as Executive Editor  

University of Arizona Law Professor of Law and privacy expert Jane Bambauer has been named an executive editor of the new UCLA-based faculty-edited law journal, the Journal of Free Speech Law. Bambauer is also part of the journal’s board of editors alongside Regents Professor and Dean Emerita Toni Massaro

The journal’s first issue —a symposium on regulation of social media removal decisions—will publish in print and electronically in July 2021. 


Williams Authors 7th edition of the ALWD Guide to Legal Citation 

The 7th edition of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) Guide to Legal Citation was authored by Associate Professor of Legal Writing and Assistant Clinical Professor of Law Carolyn Williams.  

The ALWD is a nonprofit organization representing over 150 law schools that serves its members by providing publications, resources, teaching and scholarship grants and advocacy. 


Milczarek-Desai Awarded with Sustainable Economies Law Center Fellowship  

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Director of the Workers’ Rights Clinic and Co-chair of the Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program Shefali Milczarek-Desai received the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) Fellowship for the 2021-22 academic year. She will engage in convenings, conferences, monthly calls and presentations that provide support and education in building resilient local economies. Arizona Law’s Workers' Rights Clinic has been engaged in SELC through their work with Arizona-based immigrant worker communities seeking to create worker-owned sustainable businesses. Students in the Workers’ Rights Clinic will create the Arizona pages for its national website as part of the clinic’s policy project. 

SELC cultivates a new legal landscape that supports community resilience and grassroots economic empowerment. They provide essential legal tools such as education, research, advice, and advocacy so communities everywhere can develop their own sustainable sources of food, housing, energy, jobs and other vital aspects of a thriving community. 


Puig Presents at Harvard International Law Journal Symposium 2021: The Future of International Law 

On April 7, Professor of Law Sergio Puig presented about investment law and climate change at the Harvard International Law Journal Symposium 2021: The Future of International Law

This year’s virtual symposium brought together leading scholars from around the world to addressed major issues facing the international legal community in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Puig is director of the International Trade and Business Law program. 


Huskey Presents on Veterans’ Clinic Consortium at AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education 

Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Veterans' Advocacy Law Clinic Kristine Huskey presented at the AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education on April 30, 2021. Her session NLSVCC: Taking Collaboration to the Next Level helped attendees create a sustainable model for collaboration across clinics. 

In 2016, Huskey and several other law clinic directors created the National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium (NLSVCC) to elevate advocacy on behalf of veterans. They established 501(c)(3) status and accreditation as a recognized VSO with the VA. The NLVSCC works on national advocacy projects, confers about legal and procedural questions, hosts biennial conferences, provides resources, highlights member news, and assists new and existing clinics to start or expand. 


Sklar Joins Panel at Harvard Law to Discuss Triumphs and Tensions of the Telehealth Boom 

Professor of Health Law and Director of the Health Law and Policy Program Tara Sklar joined a panel of experts to discuss telehealth at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School’s event Triumphs and Tensions of the Telehealth Boom.  

Until recently, telehealth services were expensive, rarely available, and often of limited scope and quality. But the COVID-19 pandemic forced a rapid, radical expansion. Sklar and experts explored the challenges around promoting access, quality, and privacy when adopting telehealth solutions.  


Tsosie Joins UCLA Panel on Environmental Justice in the United States 

Regents Professor of Law and Faculty Co-chair of the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program Rebecca Tsosie spoke at UCLA’s 2021 Emmett Institute Spring Symposium Environmental Justice in the United States: Taking Stock under the Biden Administration in late April.  

Tsosie joined a panel on Indigenous Lands and People: Taking Sovereignty Seriously to probe the right to and history of nation-to-nation consultation practices in management of indigenous lands in the U.S., including failures to consult and the promise of a new trajectory for indigenous lands under the Biden Administration. 


Hershey Files Amici Curiae Brief on Behalf of the Jemez Pueblo of New Mexico 

On Feb. 15, Professor Emeritus of the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program Robert Hershey filed an amici curiae brief on behalf of the Jemez Pueblo of New Mexico. The main issue interrogated the reliability of oral history as evidence in aboriginal title litigation as opposed to written documentation. The District Court in New Mexico disallowed a broadened receptivity of oral tradition under the hearsay rules of the federal rules of evidence. 

Professors Robert Williams, Rebecca Tsosie and Heather Whiteman Runs Him joined as signatories to the brief.  

Read more on our website.


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The extraordinary scholarship of our colleagues continues to reshape institutions and ideas well beyond the traditional domains of law and lawyers.

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Our faculty proves, year after year, that it is possible to have a faculty of great, committed teachers and a faculty of world-class scholars.  


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