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The MSBA's Criminal Law Section Presents


"International Criminal Law: A View from the Inside | 2010 Annual Meeting & Elections"

This full day CLE program will feature:

  • A basic overview of International Criminal Law and UN Tribunals
  • A discussion of ethics in International Criminal Law
  • Consideration of the special issues facing defenders and prosecutors from the view of a former International Tribunal defender and prosecutor
  • Keynote Address by Raymond M. Brown and Wanda Akin Brown, titled: Adventures in Law Without Borders: Lessons from Sierra Leone, the Darfur, to the Hague

The Criminal Law Section will also hold its 2010 Annual Meeting and Elections following the lunch hour.

To view a course agenda and more information, visit:

Keynote Speakers:

Raymond M. Brown and Wanda Akin Brown 
Raymond M. Brown is an Emmy Award-Winning legal journalist and former Court TV Anchor. He and Wanda Akin Brown will share their experiences as defense counsel at the Special Court for Sierra Leone and as Legal Representatives for Darfur victims at The International Criminal Court.


John Docherty, Assistant US Attorney , US Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota
Mr. Docherty will discuss the prosecution of war crimes through the lense of the Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Mr. Docherty served as a prosecutor at the Yugoslavian Tribunal.

Professor Peter Erlinder , William Mitchell College of Law
Professor Erlinder will help answer the questions: 1) Who should be prosecuted? and 2) Who should not? through the lense of the Rwandan Tribunal. Professor Erlinder served as defense counsel at the Rwandan Tribunal.

John Fossum , Fossum Law Office LLC
Mr. Fossum will provide an introduction to and history of war crimes prosecutions. Mr. Fossum is admitted to the International Criminal Court and the Rwandan and Yugoslavian Tribunals.

Professor James Von Geldern , Macalester College
Professor Von Geldern will lead a discussion of ethics in international practice. He will cover which rules apply in International Criminal Law and the UN Tribunals.

5 hours of Standard CLE credits applied for

1 hour of Ethics CLE credit applied for


Details: To view a complete course agenda, click here.

Date:   Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Time:    8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Location:   Embassy Suites - St. Paul
175 E. 10th Street
St. Paul, MN 55101 

The MSBA Criminal Law Section will hold its 2010 Annual Meeting and Elections from 1:00 - 1:15 p.m. All section members are welcome and encouraged to attend.


Section Members:  $50.00
MSBA Members (But Not Criminal Law Section Members):  $75.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $100.00
Judicial Clerks :  $25.00
Law Students:  $25.00