Stetson Professor Appointed to IBA Council

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On Oct. 7, Stetson University College of Law Professor Luz Nagle was elected by acclamation to the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division Council for a four-year term starting in January 2011.

“I feel honored to have been selected for this important appointment,” Nagle said. “As a member of LPD Council, I am thrilled to have an opportunity to contribute substantively to one of the world’s leading legal organizations.” Her election to the Council caps prior appointments as secretary, vice-chair, and co-chair of the IBA’s criminal law committee, and serving on several IBA task forces on the rule of law and counter-terrorism.

Nagle, an expert in international law and international criminal law who has been published in English and Spanish on four continents, began her legal career in Colombia, where she was a judge in Medellín confronting drug lords. At Stetson, she teaches International Law, International Criminal Law, Human Trafficking, and an Advanced Seminar on Terrorism and Global Security.  Professor Nagle has been involved in several rule of law, judicial reform, and hemispheric security projects sponsored by USAID and the U.S. Departments of Defense, Justice, and State and has trained government and military officials from more than a dozen nations.

Deeply involved in the international fight against human trafficking and modern day slavery, Nagle serves on the Florida Governor’s Task Force on Human Trafficking, and was honored in 2009 with the Freedom Award given by the Florida Coalition against Human Trafficking. She was also recently honored by the University of Minnesota Law School for her “Outstanding Contributions to the Achievement of Social Justice and Human Rights.”

An active member of the American Bar Association, Professor Nagle serves as co-chair of the international law section of the ABA Criminal Justice Section, and holds a seat on the ABA’s Criminal Justice Council, one of the most influential legal policymaking bodies in the United States. She also holds elected memberships in the American Law Institute, the American Branch of the International Law Association, L’Association Internationale de Droit Pénal, the International Network to Promote the Rule of Law, the Academia Mexicana de Derecho Internacional Privado y Comparado, and the Tampa Chapter of the Committee on Foreign Relations.

The IBA, with a membership of more than 40,000 lawyers and 197 bar associations and law societies, spans every continent. It influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world.