S.J.D. candidate, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis
LL.M. in International Law and Business, 2004, Stetson University College of Law
LL.M., 1994, University of Xinjiang College of Law
LL.B., 1986, University of Xinjiang College of Law
After receiving his law degree in China, Mr. Baret practiced law at the Law Office of the People's Attorney Association. He has appeared before the High Court of Xinjiang and the Middle Court of the Fourth Division. Mr. Baret conducted and drafted pleadings and memoranda of law in the areas of criminal defense, consitutional law, complex real property disputes, employment litigation, and administrative law. Mr. Baret also worked as an Immigration Assistant at The National Immigration Law Group, where he was responsible for helping attorneys in cases regarding political asylum, visa issues, and deportation notices. In 1997, at the request of Senator Jesse Helms, Mr. Baret testified before the World Bank and the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations regarding the Chinese government's misuse of World Bank funds and human rights violations. Shortly after his testimony, Mr. Baret formed the International Taklamakan Uighur Human Rights Organization to advocate for human rights in China. While at Stetson, Mr. Baret worked as a research assistant, focusing on Florida constitutional law and comparative legal systems. Mr. Baret will begin work toward his S.J.D. at Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis in the Spring of 2005.
Marc S. Kaliser
J.D. candidate, 2007, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis
B.A. cum laude, 2003, University of Richmond
Mr. Marc Kaliser is a graduate of the University of Richmond, earning degrees in Political Science (School of Arts & Sciences) and in Leadership Studies (Jepson School of Leadership Studies). Mr. Kaliser, along with two other University of Richmond graduates, founded Ambassadors of Democracy - a nation-building/civic-service organization focused on teaching the fundamentals of democracy, social justice, and human rights to the youth of Iraq. As a PIHRL Research Assistant, Mr. Kaliser was lead researcher and primary author for the Indiana Death Penalty Research Report and Memorandum (June 2004), requested by the Office of the Indiana Chief Justice for Court History and Public Education. This project sampled international resources and international human rights law instruments and compiled research on human rights organizations, civil rights organizations, governmental and inter-governmental institutions, judicial institutions, and information databases regarding capital punishment practices worldwide. Other projects include a grant proposal to train Iraqi judges in international human rights law, 2004 Indiana Judges Graduate Program in International Human Rights Law, PIHRL website design, and PIHRL library cataloguing project. Mr. Kaliser serves as an associate editor of the Indiana International Human Rights Law Bulletin, and will begin his law school education at Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis in August 2004.
Ms. Anna Leis is pursuing undergraduate degrees in both Cultural Anthropology and Foreign Language with the plan of continuing into a career of International Human Rights Law. She finds personal commitment to International Human Rights and Womens Rights Research, and is a member of the U.S. Womens Chamber of Commerce, Business Women Connect, and NAWBO. She currently serves as a Board Member to both National Exchange Club and Bring It To The Table. Ms. Leis is a founder and co-owner of The Culture Connection and The Culture Connection Foundation, where she holds the title of International Affairs. Each company displays the mission of promoting tolerance of cultural and social diversity by providing educational, foreign language, and international study programs to single-parent families. Along with this, Ms. Leis' organizations provide the opportunity to research living conditions, lifestyles, religions, customs, laws, and traditions of ethnicity in both the international and domestic forums. Ms. Leis continues to write and promote childrens literature with diverse issues at the core. As a research assistant, Ms. Leis has worked with the PIHRL summer internship program and has served as a contributing writer and an associate editor of the Indiana International Human Rights Law Bulletin.
Administrative Coordinator for the Program in International Human Rights Law
Labor Management Seminar Coordinator
Assistant to Professors Brookins, Edwards, Lopez, Patchel, Bradford, and Bravo
Ms. Chalanta A. Shockley has been employed at the Law School since September 2000. Ms. Shockley is a graduate of the University of Minnesota (AAS 1991) and worked as a Registered Veterinary Technician since 1992. She is the mother of two daughters, Jamesha (born 2002) and Luveesa (born 1991).
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