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Pettit College of Law presents international rule of law expert
Ohio Northern University’s Pettit College of Law presents Markus Zimmer in the Moot Court Room on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 5 p.m.
A part of the upcoming Dean’s Lecture series, this event is free and open to the public.
Zimmer advises government officials on rule of law-based reform, including judicial system development and modernization, and he will speak on the challenges of building the rule of law in post-conflict states.
Since 1992, Zimmer has counseled leaders in 28 countries on all continents, including projects in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the Republic of Georgia, Ukraine, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Iraq, the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia (the U.N. Khmer Rouge War Crimes Tribunal), and the Republic of Indonesia. In 1994, he was a recipient of the National Director’s Award for Outstanding Leadership from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Over the years, Zimmer has served as chief of court management at the U.N. International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands, the court executive/clerk of court of the U.S. District Court for Utah, and a research professor of law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. Earlier in his career, he served as assistant division director, the chief of the legal services training branch, and chief of the management-training branch at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C.
Zimmer currently serves on the Steering Committee of the American Bar Association’s International Human Rights Committee, its African Human Rights Committee, and its International Trial Observation Task Force. Zimmer is a member of the Utrecht Law Review Scientific Council. He is founding president of the International Association for Court Administration and currently chairs its Advisory Council. He also is the executive editor of the International Journal for Court Administration.
In addition to this event, Zimmer also will conduct a weekend seminar for ONU’s LL.M. students.