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Call for Papers – Law and Conflict Resolution

The Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution (JLCR) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal published monthly by Academic Journals ( JLCR is dedicated to increasing the depth of the subject across disciplines with the ultimate aim of expanding knowledge of the subject.

Call for Papers

JLCR will cover all areas of the subject. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence, and will publish:

  • Original articles in basic and applied research
  • Case studies
  • Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays

We invite you to submit your manuscript(s) to for publication in the monthly issue. Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within four weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next issue. Instruction for authors and other details are available on our website;

JLCR is an Open Access Journal

One key request of researchers across the world is unrestricted access to research publications. Open access gives a worldwide audience larger than that of any subscription-based journal and thus increases the visibility and impact of published works. It also enhances indexing, retrieval power and eliminates the need for permissions to reproduce and distribute content. JLCR is fully committed to the Open Access Initiative and will provide free access to all articles as soon as they are published.

Best regards,

Imonivwerha Ochuko,

Editorial Assistant


Dr.Ovunda Vincent Christopher Okene,


Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution

E-mail: , manuscripts.jlcr,,

ISSN 2006-9804

(Shared for public interest based on an email received from the journal. Jurists are highly encouraged to participate.)


The First Meeting of ANLUS on JULY 04, 2009

The Wait is Over!

The First Meeting of ANLUS on JULY 04, 2009




ANLUS Invites all Nepalese Law Students in the US, Nepali Lawyers-Advocates, US Attorneys from Nepal, Law Faculty Members from Nepal and US, Nepalese Paralegals and Nepalese Legal Professionals to attend and be a part of the first meeting of our online legal community, here in San Francisco, California on July 04, 2009 during the 27th ANA Convention. Exact Venue, Time and Program Schedule to follow. Law Faculty from Nepal Law Campus, Kathmandu School of Law and some major US Law Schools will also be invited.

Travel Grant Needed for Nepalese Law Students to participate in a MOOT COURT Competition (URGENT)

Association of Nepalese Lawyers in the US would like to request non-profit organizations, charities, and grant commissions or donors (individual, private or public) to help us raise Travel Grant for the deserving Nepalese students.

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2008 participants from Nepal seek Travel Grant sponsorship for the Jessup Cup.

Aftermath of Jessup Competition has been anecdotes of incessant advancement and contributions of the Jessup graduates beginning from success in Public Interest Litigation to petition for the human rights protection of poor migrant workers in India. We  have registered the Nepalese National Chapter (named as International Law Student Society, Nepal , ILS Nepal) of International Law Student Association (ILSA, organizer of Jessup Cup) of which I am elected as President. We will continue paying back for the investment done by the partners of Nepal through many other contributions to the Nepalese society.

We, the students, will be among the next generation of leaders in Nepal who will take up the project of further exploring benefits from international plane and int’l law to the country. Nepalese team is appearing for 2008 Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition in Washington DC from 6th – 12th April 2008. This competition is famous globally for its global character and wider participations from many countries of the globe. It is the largest and fastest growing moot court competition in the world, now involving more than 2000 students from nearly 500 law schools from more than 80 nations on six continents. Jessup’s former participants continue to enter foreign, finance, justice ministries in increasing numbers. They can be found in world finest law firms, corporations, universities, parliaments, international organizations. Request from government for written materials submitted in the Jessup Competitions increase every year. Jessup Network grows to make an ever great impression on students and professional in international law.

With the advent of Bilateralism and Multilateralism, the divergence standing in the international relations have been emerging as an essential part of inter-State intercourses; bilateral, multilateral or international legal regimes (e.g. treaties, executive order, coherent judicial adjudications) have been integral part of  international relations of the modern contemporary world. Similarly, in some arenas, importantly trade matters, decision making has been increasingly removed from national arenas and even from state-to-state negotiations. The WTO’s compulsory dispute settlement process is a prime example of the strongest supranational judicial decision making. Recent institution of International Criminal Court (ICC) has even transcended the frontier of national prosecution system by international criminal prosecution. These developments in international law, international adjudication, and international trade relations have obviously affected law fraternity, litigation practices and corporate intercourses of Nepal with rest of partners. Nepal’s memberships in the SAFTA, WTO and BIMSTEC have opened the avenue for exploiting benefits from such trading regimes only if we are well prepared to trade off our challenges and opportunities.


Not surprisingly, the financial burden participating in the Jessup Competition is significant. Unfortunately, the overall economic situation of Nepal has also affected the University budgets as well. Therefore we would very much appreciate it if you could support the Jessup Team from Nepal for this year. Any support will, of course, be recognized in the official capacity by the Purbanchal University, Kathmandu School of Law, as well as in the International Rounds in Washington DC, USA.


 It’s our great pleasure to share you that US Embassy in Nepal has promised to extend travel support to one member of the team out of 3 members of the Jessup Team.

Travel support to remaining two members is yet to be realized, which stands around US D 2800 as quoted from cheap fare from Aeroflot. Only sympathy is extended by the local lawyers community, no concrete support is promised by them. It is very frustrating for us to receive such apathy and lack of generosity to the Jessup Team.


We are very concerned to make sure additional travel grant, whether it be private or official sponsorship/ donation. We are expecting great cooperation from you in ensuring Jessup Cup participation from Nepal!


Kathmandu School of Law,

Bhaktapur, Nepal

P. O. No: 6618

Tel: +977 9841588830 (cell) +977 1 4335204

Fax: 6634801




Donors may also contact for assistance on how to provide the grant to:

Santosh Giri, Coordinator

Association of Nepalese Lawyers and Scholars in the US [ANLUS]

Please do NOT provide this grant to ANLUS.




Introduction: Kripa Upadhyay, Esq.

Having earned her Juris Doctor (J.D) degree from the Seattle University School of Law in 2007, Kripa is an Immigration Attorney with the law firm of Carney & Marchi, P.S where she practices all areas of Immigration & Nationality Law in addition to a limited practice in Criminal Defense.
Currently serving as the Chair of the Citizenshih Day Committee for the WA state chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Kripa is also actively involved with various social service organizations.
Kripa volunteers as a Pro-Bono attorney for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (, a non-profit organization that provides free legal assistance to low income immigrants and is also a board member for Nepalese Children’s Education Fund (NCEF), a non profit organization that educates children from economically and socially disadvantaged families in Nepal (
Licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, Kripa is also licensed to practice before the United States Distrcit Court for the Western District of Washington.
Kripa can be contacted via the following:
Carney & Marchi, P.S
108 S. Washington Street, Suite 406
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206 -224-0909

Nepali lawyers visit School of Law to help foster mediation programs, April 7, 2006

April 7, 2006 > Nepali lawyers visit School of Law to help foster mediation programs

A delegation of law faculty and public-interest lawyers from Kathmandu, Nepal, recently visited the School of Law for two weeks through a U.S. State Department exchange designed to develop mediation programs in Nepal.The visitors made presentations to law school faculty and students on community mediation, legal education and the legal profession in Nepal.

Photo by Mary Butkus
Radhika Regmi Pokharel (left), coordinator and trainer for the Community Mediation Program of the U.N. Development Program’s Mainstreaming Gender Equity Programme in Kathmandu, meets with students during a recent alternative dispute-resolution class.

In turn, the delegation received advanced mediation training and met dispute-resolution providers in the St. Louis area, including private mediators and those with the family and juvenile courts. The delegation also networked with University faculty, participated in law school classes and special events, and attended the American Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference in Atlanta.

“In Nepal, we have been successfully implementing community mediation programs,” said Yubaraj Sangroula, executive director of the Kathmandu School of Law. “However, we gained many new ideas from the mediation programs in the U.S., which focus on consumers, juveniles and victims.

“The partnership with Washington University will bear fruits for both countries in the future.”

In addition to Sangroula, members of the delegation were:

• Sudeep Gautam, coordinator of the LL.M. Business and International Trade Law Program for Kathmandu School of Law and program coordinator of the Community Mediation Program at the Center for Legal Research and Resource Development;

• Radhika Regmi Pokharel, coordinator and trainer for the Community Mediation Program of the United Nations Development Program’s Mainstreaming Gender Equity Programme in Kathmandu; and

• Ratna Kaji Shrestha, human rights lawyer and mediation trainer for the Forum for Women, Law and Development in Kathmandu.

“The program design for our exchange visit was excellent because it gave us opportunities to both enhance our general conflict resolution skills and increase our understanding of mediation and dispute resolution in the U.S.,” Pokharel said.

“We’ve had the opportunity to visit an amazing number of agencies and programs and learn about multiple program designs and models.”

The law school’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, directed by Karen Tokarz, J.D., professor of law, received a three-year, $244,000 grant from the State Department to establish exchanges between the University and Kathmandu law schools and between University and civil society nongovernmental organizations in Nepal.

C.J. Larkin, J.D., administrative director of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, provided mediation training to the delegation and coordinated the visit. Larkin and other representatives from the School of Law will visit Nepal in June.

The State Department grant provides funding for the law school’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program to offer intermediate and advanced conflict resolution training to Nepali faculty, students and organizations involved in community mediation. The training will be conducted both at WUSTL and in Nepal.

University faculty and students will observe Nepali mediators and receive training while in Nepal. Additionally, the law school will develop Internet dispute resolution resources for Nepali mediators.

The law school and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work have been developing partnerships with universities and nongovernmental organizations in Nepal for several years. Gautam Yadama, Ph.D., director of international programs and associate professor in the School of Social Work, began the collaborations through his U.S. Agency for International Development-funded project with Nepal Law School in 1999-2001. Yadama served as a Fulbright professor in Nepal in 2000-01.

Jane Aiken, J.D., the William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law, also served as a Fulbright senior scholar at Tribhuvan Law Campus during fall 2001. For three summers, WUSTL law students worked in Kathmandu through the public-interest stipend program, with placement assistance from Aiken and Larkin.

Advocate Indra Lohani in the US (Oct 2007)

ABA ROLI Strengthens Ties with Nepalese Lawyers, Advocates

ABA Commission on Domestic Violence Director Robin Runge exchanges views with China’s Supreme People’s Court Vice President Wan Exiang on the role of the bar in working with judges and courts to promote reform addressing gender bias in the law during a meeting at the Court on July 24, 2007, in Beijing.
Mr. Indra Prasad Lohani (center) examines the plight of the Maoists after their break from the seven-party coalition in September. (Not pictured: Mr. Shree Krishna Bhattarai, Under Secretary of the Nepal Supreme Court)

During a recent trip to Washington, D.C., a group of Nepalese law professors and advocates met with representatives of ABA ROLI’s Asia Division.  They came to discuss a critical and increasingly challenging moment for Nepal’s future—the election for the committee to rewrite Nepals’s constitution.

“Every community is demanding their rights,” Mr. Lohani, Secretary General of the Supreme Court Bar Association, explained, “and the government is just overwhelmed.”

His colleague Mr. Paudel from the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, added, “We are trying hard to convince the Maoists that they should [cooperate] in the elections process.”

The Nepalese delegation met with ABA ROLI staff as part of their three-week program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State introducing them to the American judicial system, the U.S. constitution, and the rule of law in a democratic society. The group traveled to various regions with different ethnic populations to discuss paths toward egalitarian judicial systems in their own country.

Their trip also included discussions about gender issues.  Sneha Barot, Acting Director of the Asia Division, shared her past experience as a women’s rights lawyer with Professors Dhami and Bhetuwal, both of whom teach feminist jurisprudence at Kathmandu School of Law. The trio recognized a significant opportunity to work on gender issues in Nepal, where despite the existence of female suffrage, there remain few instances of women going to vote. “Is this written in the law? No. But it’s in the society,” Bhetuwal commented.

Mr. Lohani, who also hosts an influential political affairs television show on Nepal’s Kantipur Television, was very grateful for the chance to meet.  “We have a long, long way to go with American Bar Association,” Lohani stated.  “This is only the beginning.”

The Rule of Law Initiative has a civic education project in Nepal titled “Building Grassroots Support for Democratic and Legal Reform in Nepal.”  This project aims to foster the development of the rule of law in Nepal through increased public support of the reform and peace process. For more information, click here or contact Stephanie Le <>, Program and Finance Associate for Cambodia, Nepal and Vietnam.

Ratna B. Bagchand speaks at Nepal-US Indigenous Peoples’ Forum at Harvard.

On the occasion of World Indigenous Peoples’ Day [August 9, 2007], Nepal-US Indigenous Peoples’ Forum, [NIP Forumorgainized a special program in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America. Subash Thapa Magar and Anjana Budhathoki were  honored in the program. They have received the Best International Director [Documentary] award – for their documentary ‘A Tragedy For The Liberty’ in the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival, Los Angeles March 2007. They also shared their thoughts on Nepal’s on going peace processes in the program. Others were Shyama Kumari Rai, President, United Kirat Rai Organization of America –  New England Chapter, Khadga Bhattachan – President, Boston Thakali Society , Dhan Kumar Gurung – President, Boston Tamu Samaj, Lok Bahadur Lama  – President, Boston Tamang Society [BTS], Binod Oli – President – Greater Boston Nepalese Community [GBNC] and Shiva K. Rai – President, United Kirat Rai Organization of America, Central Committee and Director, NIP Forum. Likewise, the following Speakers expressed their opinions: i) Sonja Darai: (Executive Director, Somerville Commission for Women), a native American, who has extensively traveled and worked in Nepal, will speak on ‘Emergency Preparedness’ ; ii) Ratna B. Bagchand: He has served as a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Nepal from 2005 onward, and is the Founder and President of the Lawyers National Campaign against Untouchability [LANCAU]. In 2003, he received the award for Outstanding Lawyer of the Kingdom of Nepal, 2003, conferred by the National Dalit Commission, His Majesty’s Government of Nepal for promoting social justice, equality, and human rights throughout the country; and  Maita Lal Gurung, Convenor, People’s Freedom Party [Green], will speak on the current socio-economic changes in Nepal. A Vote of Thanks was conveyed by  B. K. Rana, President, NIP Forum, The program was held at The Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Graduate Students Lounge, Dudley   House, Harvard University on August 6, 2007.




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Santosh Giri 

SESSIONS/EVENTS ATTENDEDWednesday5:00 PM- 8:30 PM RegistrationThursday9:00 AM- 10:00 AM Keynote Address10:00 AM- 11:00AM Agencies that Affect Immigration Lawyers11:00AM- 12:20 PM NIV Overview-Key Concepts1:00PM- 2:00 PM AILA Infonet Training/Searching2:00 PM – 3:20 PM Cutting Edge Issues in Asylum3:30PM-4:30 PM AILA Infonet Training/Basics7:30 PM- 10:00 PMPub CrawlFriday8:00 AM-9:15 AM Preparing I-129 petitions for Nonimmigrant Workers9:30 AM- 10:45 AM Non-employment based Immigrant Visas10:05 AM- 11:20 AM Athletes, Entertainers and Artists (Os & Ps)12:00 PM- 2:00 PM AILA Indian Sub-continent Interest Group Meeting2:00 PM-3:20 PM Consequences of Criminal Conduct3:00 PM- 4:15 PM Nuts and Bolts of PERM Application4:30 PM- 5:20 PM PERM StrategiesSaturday9:00 AM- 9:50 AM Study break: Keeping F-1 and M-1 students in Status10:00 AM- 10:55 AM L-1B-What’s so special About you?2:00 PM- 5:15 PM PERM workshop9:00 PM- 12:00 AM AILA Saturday Night Party Continue reading “ANNUAL CONFERENCE- AILA 2006”

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