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JURIST Welcomes Professor Charles Jalloh and Edsel Tupaz as Inaugural Columnists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Matthew Shames
(412) 383-7633
executivedirector@jurist.org

JURIST Welcomes Professor Charles Jalloh and Edsel Tupaz as Inaugural Columnists
Commentary Section of JURIST Expands to Include Regular Columns

Pittsburgh, PA - January 17, 2012 - JURIST is proud to welcome Charles Jalloh and Edsel Tupaz as columnists. The addition of Professor Jalloh and Mr. Tupaz represents JURIST's first foray into presenting columns that will appear on regular basis. Columns will appear in JURIST's Commentary section.

Charles Jalloh is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He also holds affiliate faculty appointments at the Ford Institute for Human Security in Pitt's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs as well as the African Studies Program. Professor Jalloh's recent scholarship centers on questions of jurisdiction and selectivity in international criminal law, including in particular, the tense relationship between Africa and the International Criminal Court. Professor Jalloh's initial column focuses on issues of international criminal justice, especially as they pertain to Africa. Professor Jalloh's column will be featured in JURIST on a monthly basis.

Edsel Tupaz is the founder and managing partner of Tupaz & Associates, a public-interest law firm. His expertise lies in comparative constitutional law, international development law and court systems design. Mr. Tupaz is also a professor of international and comparative law, teaching at law schools in the US and the Philippines. He clerked for Philippine Chief Justice Hilario G. Davide, Jr., and was counsel and senior executive assistant of the Philippine Truth Commission created by President Benigno Aquino III. Mr. Tupaz is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Ateneo Law School. His initial column addresses concerns regarding the ongoing impeachment trial of Philippine Chief Justice Renato Corona. Mr. Tupaz will contribute bi-monthly columns to JURIST.

"We are very excited that Professor Jalloh and Edsel Tupaz have agreed to write for JURIST on a regular basis," said Matthew Shames, JURIST's Executive Director. "Over the past two years, JURIST has greatly increased the depth of its commentary pieces from law professors, legal professionals and other legal experts. The move to include regularly appearing columns is a natural extension of this growth. The fact that our first two columnists are so accomplished and recognized, both domestically and internationally, underscores the continued recognition of JURIST as a unique media outlet and further demonstrates our commitment to empower our audience by eliminating traditional barriers to expert legal analysis."

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