Jon Van Dyke Institute

The Van Dyke Institute will create a lasting institutional tribute to Professor Jon Van Dyke and will do so in a manner that reflects, captures, and builds upon his remarkable contributions to scholarship, teaching, advocacy, writing and cooperative relationships. The Van Dyke Institute will be devoted to the research, education andthe development of international law and justice with an emphasis on the Asia Pacific region, ocean law, human rights and the rights of indigenous peoples.

Mission

Bringing together scholars, practitioners and students from around the world, the mission of the Institute is to support the pursuit of research, education and debate on these issues by faculty members and students, and to produce policy-relevant scholarship on cutting-edge issues as a lasting contribution to the field. The Van Dyke Institute will develop and promulgate legal techniques to address these issues, and to train the next generation of lawyers who will be leaders in the field.  The Van Dyke Institute will be both a partner to and resource for governments and lawyers in the public, private and NGO sectors.

Goal

The Van Dyke Institute will  support (1) periodic conferences and other speaker series relating to issues of the rule of law and other professional disciplines;  (2) long term research projects, including collaborative research with other professional disciplines and institutions at the both locally and internationally; (3) associations and public policy oriented projects with institutions, centers and programs from other countries; and (4) joint programs with international organizations and NGOs such as the Law of the Sea Institute, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, United Nations, and others.

The Institute will also facilitate student and faculty exchanges; already numerous WSRSL faculty members and students have conducted research and lectured at sister institutions in other countries, including in recent years the Universities of Inha, Seoul National, Hiroshima, Hokkaido, Meiji, Singapore, Hong Kong, Tsinghua, Peking, and Tasmania. Other noteworthy programs will be offered through the Institute including a Visiting Scholars program and an International Jurist in Residence position.

The Van Dyke Institute will support (1) periodic conferences and other speaker series relating to issues of the rule of law and other professional disciplines;  (2) long term research projects, including collaborative research with other professional disciplines and institutions at the both locally and internationally; (3) associations and public policy oriented projects with institutions, centers and programs from other countries; (4) joint programs with international organizations and NGOs such as the Law of the Sea Institute, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, United Nations, and others; and law students who are committed to working in these areas.

Events

First Phase: Inaugural Symposium and Conference - Jan 31 - Feb 1, 2013

"Moana, the Rising of the Sea" Movie Premiere - February 28, 2014

 

 

Sherry P. Broder

Lecturer in Law
Phone
(808) 531-1411