2017 Global Learning Colloquium on Legal Education Presenters

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Vinita Bali
Vinita Bali has a rich and diverse career in international education, encompassing both graduate and undergraduate programs. Most recently, as dean of international student programs at Foothill-De Anza Community College District, she held broad responsibility for the two colleges with a large international population of approximately 3,500 students representing more than 100 countries. Prior to this, Bali held various faculty and management positions at Santa Clara University School of Law from 2002-2015. As managing director of the Center for Global Law and Policy at Santa Clara University School of Law from 2008-15, she provided vision and oversight for the largest international programs of any other law school in the United States. Prior to her career in academics, Bali practiced law for several years as a business and corporate attorney. She continues to teach as a visiting lecturer at Santa Clara University School of Law. Her area of expertise is international human rights law.

Lesley Benn
Lesley Benn is the executive director of the International Law Students Association, a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., whose mission is to promote the study and practice of international law. The organization’s activities include academic conferences, publications, the global coordination of student organizations, and the administration of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Benn previously practiced international and commercial law for several years at two large international law firms, specializing in investment treaty arbitrations and other private international law disputes. She also taught international law as an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law. She earned her juris doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree in art history and political science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Lisa Radtke Bliss
Lisa Radtke Bliss is clinical professor at Georgia State University College of Law. She serves as associate dean of experiential education and co-director of the Health Law Partnership Legal Services Clinic (HeLP). Her scholarship focuses on the future of legal education, curriculum design, implementation of clinical legal education in developing countries, and on medical legal partnerships. She is a frequent presenter at national and international conferences, and has trained and collaborated with law teachers in India, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, and the Czech Republic. She is chair of the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Section on Clinical Legal Education, and was a member of the board of directors of the Clinical Legal Education Association. She was honored by the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education with the M. Shanara Gilbert Award for outstanding contributions to clinical legal education, and received Georgia State University’s Faculty Award for Exceptional Service.

Karen E. Bravo
Karen E. Bravo is a professor of law and the associate dean for graduate studies and international affairs at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where she teaches public and private international law courses, including illicit international markets (concerning the traffic in people, money, and drugs), and business law. She is holds a BA from the University of the West Indies; a juris doctor degree from Columbia University School of Law; and a master's degree of law from New York University School of Law. She has lectured on human trafficking and slavery around the world. Bravo’s research interests include human trafficking, regional integration, labor liberalization, and slavery. Her recent publications include The Human Rights of Children in an Age of Mobility (Book Review); A Crossroads in the Fight Against Human Trafficking? Let’s Take the Structural Route (Blog Post Commentary); and Interrogating the State’s Role in Human Trafficking (research article). She is co-editor of The Business and Human Rights Landscape: Moving Forward, Looking Back (Cambridge University Press 2015).

Hilary Landorf
Hilary Landorf is founding director of the Office of Global Learning Initiatives at Florida International University (FIU). The office oversees FIU’s university-wide initiative Global Learning for Global Citizenship, winner of the Institute of International Education’s 2016 Heiskell Award for Internationalizing the Campus. Landorf also serves as executive director of the Comparative and International Education Society. She is an associate professor in FIU’s School of Education and Human Development, and leader of its master of science degree program in international and intercultural education. Her expertise centers on visioning, developing, designing, and implementing the policies and practices of global learning efforts in higher education. She writes, consults, and presents internationally on integrating global learning in K-20 educational settings. Her recent publications include “Defining Global Learning at Florida International University” in the Association of American Colleges and Universities' Diversity and Democracy, “Global Learning for Global Citizenship” in Human Development and Capabilities: Reimagining the University of the 21st Century, and “Education for Sustainable Human Development: Towards a Definition” in Theory and Research in Education.

Lori Reynolds
Lori Reynolds teaches a master's of law course on the American legal system for the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and serves as an intercultural consultant developing intercultural programs for universities and organizations. She was the director of graduate and international programs, and lecturer of law at the Peking University School of Transnational Law where she directed the master's of law program and taught a course on intercultural competence for lawyers. Previously, she worked for American University and the Institute of International Education. While at American University, she taught graduate and undergraduate courses on cultural issues in the classroom. Additionally, she has taught in Hungary and Slovakia. Reynolds has served in volunteer leadership positions for NAFSA, and regularly presents at conferences. She has a BA in English and political science from Duke University, a juris doctor degree from the University of Colorado School of Law, and a TESOL graduate certificate from American University.