Class of 2017
Online Editor, Volume 42
Staff Member, Volume 41
I grew up in Wilson, North Carolina, attended Brigham Young University, and spent two years on a religious service mission in Ukraine. During that time I learned Russian and I spent three years teaching Russian language and culture once I returned to BYU in 2011.
During the summer following my first year of law school, I interned for Judges John Morris and Michael Allphin in the Utah Second District Court. I am currently a member of the Broun National Trial team, a Dean's Fellow, and, after being selected for publishing, I am the Online Editor for the North Carolina Journal of International Law.
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Posted by John A. Sorenson (Adam) on Thu. November 10, 2016 9:12 AM
Categories: North Carolina
A delegation from the
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) was denied
entry into India just days before its scheduled March 4 departure.
India’s rationale for
denying the visas was that the USCIRF lacked locus standi, or the “capacity to sue and be sued in international
adjudication proceedings,” a concept in international law that’s similar to
Article III standing in U.S. federal court.
Read More... (India: U.S. religious freedom envoy lacks locus standi)
| Posted by John A. Sorenson (Adam) on Sun. March 20, 2016 8:00 PM
Categories: India, Law of foreign and diplomatic relations, Standing, United States
Several former foreign-policy officials have proposed a "no-fly zone" over parts of Syria as a way of shielding civilians from attacks by government forces. President Obama and others have criticized the idea as likely to provoke a confrontation with Russia. Whatever the policy merits, a no-fly zone could have some justification in international law.
Read More... (The legal and moral dimensions of a no-fly zone over Syria)
| Posted by John A. Sorenson (Adam) on Wed. March 9, 2016 11:55 AM
Categories: Law of War, Refugees/Asylum, Reports (longer, analytical blog posts), Russia, Syria, United Nations