GW Law School IL Events
1. Wednesday, November 13, 10 am, Moot Court Room: Israeli Judge (Ret.) Amnon Straschnov (former Military Advocate General of the Israeli Defense Forces, holding the rank of Brigadier-General; President of the Military Courts in the West-Bank; and Chief Military Prosecutor). Judge Straschnov will discuss human rights and the West Bank.
2. Wednesday, November 13, 3 pm, Moot Court Room: GW Law co-hosts with the World Bank-IFC the launch of the2014 Women, Business and the Law. Speakers are GW Law Professor Karen Brown; GW’s Director of Global Women’s Institute Dr. Mary Ellsberg; and the World Bank’s Nayda L. Almodovar-Reteguis.
3. Monday, November 18, 6 pm, Faculty Conference Center: GW Law hosts a reception in honor of attendees at the World Bank’s Law, Justice and Development Week forum.
DC Bar’s International Dispute Resolution Committee Events
(1) China and Beyond: Understanding State Owned Enterprises and State Immunity in International Arbitration – Nov. 5, 4:00 – 7:30 pm including reception (NB – the prior email incorrectly listed the start time)
(2) Symposium: Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration – Nov. 7 (full day program).
(3) Do States Draft their BITs and FTAs with Sufficient Clarity? An Arbitrator’s View Point (Bernard Hanotiau) – Nov. 18, 5:30 pm (reception),6:30 pm (lecture)
(4) BG Group v. Argentina: The Oral Argument Today Before the Supreme Court – Dec. 2, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.including lunch
Flexing Author’s Rights – Nov. 7th
American University Washington College of Law
Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property
The 2nd Annual Peter Jaszi Distinguished Lecture:
Professor Bernt Hugenholtz – Flexing Authors’ Rights
Prof. Hugenholtz: Flexing Authors’ Rights
|The global future of cultural institutions, information industries, and individual creative work hinges, in part, on present decisions about the scope and character of copyright exceptions and limitations. Almost everyone agrees that modern copyright law needs to be flexible in order to accommodate rapid technological change and evolving media uses. In the United States fair use is the flexible instrument of choice. Author’s rights systems in Europe are generally deemed to be less flexible and less tolerant to open-ended limitations and exceptions. But are they really?This lecture makes the case that (1) author’s rights systems can be made as flexible as common law copyright systems, and (2) that the existing EU legal framework does not preclude the development of flexible norms at the national level.
|Bernt Hugenholtz is Professor of law and Director of the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam. He is also a professor at the University of Bergen (Norway), and regularly teaches at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center (Munich), Monash University (Melbourne) and Charles University (Prague).He is the co-author, with Prof. Paul Goldstein (Stanford University), of International Copyright. Principles, Law, and Practice (Oxford University Press, 3nd ed. 2012), and has written extensively on a range of copyright-related issues. He has acted as an advisor to the World Intellectual Property Organization, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Netherlands Ministry of Justice.
Prof. Hugenholtz is widely regarded as the foremost expert on copyright in the EU. He was a member of the Drafting Committee of the Wittem Project, a collaboration between copyright scholars across Europe that produced the ground-breaking model “EuropeanCopyright Code” in 2010. With Ian Hargreaves, he authored the 2013 Lisbon Council policy brief on “Copyright Reform for Growth and Jobs: Modernising the European CopyrightFramework.”
Recent publications are available at http://www.ivir.nl/staff/hugenholtz.html.
CODEPINK 2013 Drone Summit - Nov. 16-17th
|Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance
Washington DC, November 16-17, 2013 Register Now!The peace group CODEPINK, progressive think-tank Institute for Policy Studies, The Nation Magazine, and National Lawyers Guild (Georgetown Chapter) are hosting a second drone summit titled “Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance” in Washington, DC.
We are bringing together drone survivors and families of victims from Pakistan and Yemen, human rights advocates, lawyers, authors, social media experts, technology experts, artists and musicians, and grassroots activists for an International Drone Summit.
- Time: Saturday, 9:00 am to 6:30 pm and Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
- Location: Georgetown Law Center, Hart Auditorium
The program will include:
- Opening Remarks by Dr. Cornel West
- Victims’ Testimonies: Honoring Voices, Acknowledging Lives
- Drone Operators: Commanding the Machines
- From Planes to Killer Robots: The Changing Face of Warfare
- I Spy: Drones and the Surveillance State
- Compensation: Helping with Loss
- Global Action to Regulate Drones: The United Nations and the International Movement
- Creative Resistance to Drone Warfare, Art and Poetry From Around the World
- Drop Beats Not Bombs concert featuring Cornel West Theory
- Film screenings throughout the weekend
- Workshops on Sunday for direct action training, street theater, props making, social media and student organizing
- Speakers include international law expert Mary Ellen O’Connell, Majorie Cohen, Amnesty International’s Zeke Johnson, ACLU’s Hina Shamsi, Pakistani attorney for drone victims Shahzad Akbar, author of Drone Warfare Medea Benjamin, Retired Colonel Ann Wright, Pakistani analyst and activist Noor Mir, UK/Europe drone expert Chris Cole, renowned British scientist and activist Noel Sharkey, inventor of Dronestagram James Bridle, designer of drone-repellent stealthwear Adam Harvey, and peace activists Kathy Kelly and Brian Terrell.
Sunday, November 17th, will be a strategy session to look at how to better coordinate the work and to lay the foundation for a Global Drones Network.
- Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Location: Georgetown Law Center
Sunday’s session is for representatives of organizations and individuals who want to be actively involved in the work of a Global Drones Network. If you are interested in attending Sunday’s session, please email Noor Mir at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome all individuals and organizations to join us in this new initiative.
- See more at:http://codepinkalert.org/article.php?id=6457
The International Fight Against Corruption: Are the OECD and UN Conventions Achieving their Objectives? - Dec. 4th
Registration for the forthcoming OECD/UNCAC conference at George Washington University Law School on December 4th from 8 AM – 7 PM is only a month away.This year’s event pays tribute to Mark Pieth for his 25 years serving as Chairman of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions. Mark will be delivering the key-note luncheon address.Registration information can be found here: http://www.law.gwu.edu/News/2013-2014events/Pages/TheInternationalFightAgainstCorruption.aspx
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
This is a 3-month unpaid internship from September 23 to December 13, full time or part time (min. 20 hrs a week). The intern will work closely in a human rights international organization, researching on aboriginal women in the Americas, with a strong emphasis in Canada.
- Excellent research and writing skills.
- Available at least 20 hours/week for 12 weeks, during regular Monday-Friday business hours.
- Strong organizational skills, attention to detail;
Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae to email@example.com with “internship” in the subject line.
U.S. Department of State Internship
We are now accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State 2014 Summer Student Internship Program (unpaid).
Click here (https://state.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/351699900) to go directly to USAJobs to start the Gateway to State online application. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications isNovember 1, 2013.
This program offers U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to participate in 10-week, unpaid internships that provide intensive educational and professional experience within the environment of America’s principle foreign affairs agency.
The unpaid internships are available at many of the over 265 U.S. embassies, consulates and missions to international organizations around the world, as well as at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and other locations throughout the U.S. Participants gain first-hand, hands-on experience, and learn the realities of working in – and with – Foreign and Civil Service professionals who are at the forefront of America’s diplomatic efforts.
As an unpaid intern, you may have the opportunity to:
- Participate in meetings with senior level U.S. government or foreign government officials;
- Draft, edit, or contribute to cables, reports, communications, talking points, or other materials used by policy makers in furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives;
- Help organize and support events, including international and/or multi-lateral meetings and conferences on critical global issues;
- Contribute to the management and administration of the Department of State and America’s foreign policy; and
- Engage directly with U.S. or foreign audiences to promote U.S. foreign policy and improve understanding of U.S. culture and society.
So consider spending your Summer 2014 with the U.S. Department of State, witnessing and participating in the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, working closely with the U.S. diplomats and civil servants who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. You’ll not only have an experience of a lifetime, you may even earn educational credit.*
* Applicants who are selected for a U.S. Department of State Student Internship Program (unpaid) can contact the selecting bureau, or the central Student Programs office, if they require further details about the program to support their request for academic credit.
Please visit http://careers.state.gov/students/programs for more information about the Summer 2014 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is November 1, 2013.
We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.
Visit our forums if you have any questions, or to search for topics of interest. The forums can be found under Engage on the careers.state.gov website. You can also search our FAQs for more information.
U.S. citizenship is required. An equal opportunity employer.
Call for Papers: Dalhousie
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – DALHOUSIE JOURNAL OF LEGAL STUDIES
TOP ESSAY PRIZE $1,000
DEADLINE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2013
The Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies (DJLS) is now accepting papers for its 23rd Volume (to be published in Spring/Summer 2014). Established in 1991, the DJLS operates out of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is a non-profit, student-run academic journal that offers undergraduate and graduate law students, as well as recent law graduates (within one year), the opportunity to have their work published to a broad, international subscription base.Attached to this message you will find our official Call for Submissions, which contains important information on the submissions process.The DJLS accepts essays, articles, case comments, and reviews concerning contemporary issues, only in Canadian or international law and not exceeding 15,000 words. All authors may receive feedback from our editorial team upon request. Papers selected for publication will be eligible for the following cash prizes:
1st prize: $1,000 CAD
2nd prize: $500 CAD
3rd prize: $250 CAD
(Note: We will not publish articles that focus exclusively on American domestic law.)
The deadline for Volume 23 submissions is Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 11:59 pm. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ILR – Drew Cohen Brown Bag Lunch
ILR is hosting a brown bag lunch with Drew Cohen– a current Supreme Court Clerk in South Africa and 2012 GW Law alumnus– to discuss the recent South African decision, Government of Zimbabwe v. Fick. This case empowers South African domestic courts to register, recognize, and enforce decisions of regional tribunals where the country has an international obligation. More information about the case can be found in the attachments.
This is an amazing opportunity for ILS members to learn about the case, the South African judiciary, careers in and international law!! For those who are interested in attending, please see the following:
Location: STU 402
Date: Wednesday, October 16
Time: 12:00-1:00 pm
Food: BYOBB (bring your own brown bag)
Hope to see you there!
GW HRLS – Networking Event
The GW Human Rights Law Society will host a wine and cheese peer networking even on Wednesday, October 30th from 6:30 to 8:30pm. This is a great opportunity to meet some of your fellow law students who are also interested in Human Rights, and who may already have some experience in the field!
ASIL – Int’l Professional Development and the White House Fellows Program
ASIL is pleased to be hosting an event that I believe will be of special interest to your students and recent graduates. Please pass this announcement on as appropriate.
“International Professional Development and the White House Fellows Program”
On Tuesday, October 15, at 5:30 p.m., ASIL will host a unique opportunity to learn about the White House Fellows experience and application process from a former Fellow and current ASIL member. Ziad Haider is an attorney at White & Case LLP in its international arbitration practice. He previously served as a White House Fellow in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice and a national security aide in the U.S. Senate. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the White House Fellows Alumni Association and Foundation and is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Director of the Truman National Security Project’s Asia Expert Group. Ziad was an ASIL Arthur C. Helton Fellow at the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan in 2008 conducting research on governance reforms in Pakistan’s tribal belt.
He will discuss his experience as a Fellow as well as walk attendees through the application process, while providing insight into what makes a strong application for the Fellowship.
This event is free to ASIL members, students of ASIL Academic Partners, and members of the Washington Foreign Law Society. Non-members fee is $15.
To register for the event, please email Events@asil.org with your name and affiliation.
Combating the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Southeast Asia
“Combating the Illegal Wildlife Trade in Southeast Asia,” with Nick Marx, Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 4:30PM, R812
China and Beyond: Understanding State Owned Enterprises and State Immunity in International Arbitration
Nov. 5, HKIAC in Washington, DC: China and Beyond: Understanding State Owned Enterprises and State Immunity in International Arbitration
Dear Friends of the DC Bar’s International Dispute Resolution Committee:
We are delighted to announce our Committee’s co-sponsorship of a November 5 afternoon program on “China and Beyond: Understanding State Owned Enterprises and State Immunity in International Arbitration.” Brought to you by the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre with the support of the Association of Corporate Counsel, this program will focus on dispute resolution involving state owned enterprises. In today’s global marketplace, states commonly conduct commercial activities through state owned enterprises, but national practices regarding state immunity are so diverse that formulating rules of universal application is a very difficult task. The seminar will discuss the role of state owned enterprises, highlighting recent issues in the area of state immunity that are frequently encountered in international commercial arbitration and the steps companies can take to mitigate risks.
Confirmed speakers from Asia, Europe and the US include Chiann Bao, Secretary-General of the HKIAC; Gaela Gehring Flores of Arnold & Porter; Brenda Horrigan of Herbert Smith Freehills; Jean Kalicki of Arnold & Porter;Mark Kantor, Independent Arbitrator; Julian Lew of 20 Essex Street; Patrick Pearsall, Attorney-Adviser of the U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser; Ted Posner of Weil, Gotshal and Manges; John Wang Qiang, General Counsel of China National Machinery Industry Corporation, and Ariel Ye of King & Wood Mallesons.
The event will be held at Arnold & Porter, 555 12th St. NW (Metro Center stop), Washington, DC, from 4:30-7:30 pm, including reception. Registration fees are modest (early bird of just $20 before October 18, $30 thereafter; $20 for non-profits, government employees and members of the DC Bar International Law Section, and just $10 for law students). For the full flyer and a link to the registration and payment pages, see
International Law Weekend 2013
International Law Weekend 2013
Internationalization of Law & Legal Practice
October 24-26, 2013
New York City
Join hundreds of members of the international legal community at the annual International Law Weekend (ILW) conference/the 92nd Annual Meeting of the ABILA, October 24-26, 2013, in New York City. The theme of ILW 2013 is ”Internationalization of Law and Legal Practice”. More than 40 expert panels will examine how and why an appreciation and knowledge of international law is an increasingly relevant and important professional tool for virtually every lawyer. Panels may explore, for example, how international law principles and instruments are involved in such domestic areas as civil litigation, commercial transactions, trade regulation, family law, criminal prosecution, intellectual property, bankruptcy, and dispute settlement. ILW 2013 is expected to attract an audience of more than 1,000 practitioners, academics, diplomats, members of the governmental and nongovernmental sectors, and most importantly, foreign policy and law students who are learning about the range of practice and career opportunities. There will be three sessions of career panels at ILW 2013 in addition to a Pathways to Employment in International Law panel.
ILW 2013 is FREE for all ILSA members but you must pre-register for the conference. Please visit the following website for more information and the registration link: http://ilsa.org/conferences/international-law-weekend-ny
Register Now for ILW 2013
View the ILW 2013 Program *please note this program is subject to change
The GW International Human Rights Clinic, The International Law Society, the International and Comparative Law Program, and the American Society of International Law, are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion:
Does the World Need More Crimes Against Humanity Legislation?
Join us for a celebration of the launch of the Clinic’s new report, Comparative Law Study and Analyses of National Legislation Relating to Crimes Against Humanity and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction. The report will be presented by its co-authors, Professor Arturo Carrillo, and former clinic staff attorney, Annalise Nelson.
Commentators on the report will include GW Law Professors Sean Murphy and Mike Matheson, discussing related topics such as the International Law Commission’s on-going work around an international CAH convention, and a perspective on the challenges to codifying crimes against humanity in the United States.
Associate Dean for International and Comparative Legal Studies, Susan L. Karamanian, will moderate this event.
The event will be followed by a reception in the Kelly Lounge.
Location: The Jacob Burns Moot Court Room (L101), 2000 H St. NW, Washington D.C. 20052
Date and time: Wednesday, October 9 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
New E-Board Members
Please join us in congratulating and welcoming our new E-board members!
Kristen Tassone – Marshall Inn Representative
Ryan Cowdin – Jackson Inn Representative
Leah Moushey – Brandeis Inn Representative
Melissa Tuarez – O’Connor Inn Representative
Nnamdi Okoli – Cardozo Inn Representative
Ariel Glickman – Jay Inn Representative
Calla Li – LLM Representative
If you haven’t already, we are accepting dues for new members. It is $10, and this is a one time payment for your entire time here at GW. ILS board members will be available in the hard lounge to accept your dues and sign you up for official membership on:
Tuesday 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 10am – 4pm
Thursday 10am – 4pm
These dues go a long way to help pay for club events and put you on the official list-serve for ILS.
ILS Logo Competition
ILS is looking for a new logo! If you have an idea, submit it to email@example.com before OCTOBER 1st!
Hello, ILS members — welcome back to the GW Law 2013 fall semester and another year of international law activities, scholarship and opportunities in and around GW and DC!
Just a reminder that our first general body meeting is TONIGHT:
When: Monday, September 9th at 8:15pm
What: Come learn more about ILS and all the great events we have planned this year!
At the meeting, we will elect one 1L Representative and one LLM Representative.
Free pizza will be provided!
Dues ($10) will also be collected at this meeting.
Please Note: This meeting will also be recorded for those who cannot attend.
ALSO: Be sure to join our facebook group – and continue checking our blog for updates on meetings and for more information on international law topics.
Please see below for two great events taking place this afternoon and tomorrow evening:
Today at 4 pm in the Faculty Conference Center we are hosting Professor Harris Mylonas from GWU’s Department of Politics to discuss his new book The Politics of Nation-Building (Cambridge University Press 2012). Professor Mylonas completed his Ph.D. at Yale University in 2008 and then joined the Political Science department at George Washington University as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2009. He is also an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies where he conducted research in 2008-2009 and 2011-2012 academic years.
Tomorrow at 6 pm in the Great Room we will celebrate our colleague Professor Robert Cottrol and his new book, The Long, Lingering Shadow: Slavery, Race and Law in the American Hemisphere (2013). We will have a panel discussion featuring Commissioner Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, Rapporteur on the Rights of Afro-descendants and Against Racial Discrimination, OAS; Professor Eric Arensen, GW History Department; and Judith Morrison, Inter-American Development Bank.
Annual Embassy Gala – This Thursday, hosted by his excellency Carlos Urrutia at the Ambassador’s Residence!
Buy tickets in the hard lounge or online at the link below. Members: $10 / non-members: $20, so feel free to invite guests!
Post 2015: The Millennium Development Goals, Legal Reform, and Development Policy
A fantastic event for students interested in human rights, development, rule of law, and using their legal skills outside the U.S. in a practical manner. Panelists include people from USAID, the development world, and private practice with significant experiences in these issues. This is a brownbag lunchtime event on Thursday, March 21, at 12 noon, at ASIL’s Tillar House Headquarters (2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW). Find out more about the event and register online a thttp://www.asil.org/activities_calendar.cfm?action=detail&rec=275.
In addition to being free for ASIL members, students of ASIL Academic Partners can attend for FREE. Simply contact the ASIL Service Center (202-939-6001 firstname.lastname@example.org) to get the discount registration code.
Customary International Law: What is its Role in the U.S. Legal System?
Ideal opportunity for students who are just entering the world of international law to learn more about one of its fundamental concepts and its connection to U.S. domestic law. This event features Professors Curtis Bradley (Duke Law), Bradford Clark (George Washington University College of Law), and Carlos M. Vazquez (Georgetown Law Center), and will be moderated by ASIL Executive Director, Betsy Andersen. This is a brownbag lunchtime event on Friday, March 22, at 12 noon, at ASIL’s Tillar House Headquarters (2223 Massachusetts Avenue, NW). You can find out more about the event and register online at: http://www.asil.org/activities_calendar.cfm?action=detail&rec=273.
This event is free for ASIL members and offers a discounted rate on CLE for ASIL members as well.
The International Law Society
invites you to the
Annual Embassy Gala
Graciously hosted by his excellency, Carlos Urrutia
Ambassador of Colombia to the U.S.
March 14 from 6:30 – 9:00 P.M.
At the Ambassador’s Residence
1520 20th Street NW, Washington DC
South American hors d’oeuvres & cocktails included
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Click the PayPal link below to buy tickets until March 12. Tickets will also be sold in school after spring break.
GW ILS Member $10.00 USD
Non-member $20.00 USD
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ILS Embassy Gala
View card: www.paperlesspost.com/events/3676992-31264abe/replies/70916314-1574e10c
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Announcing the schedule of events for GW Law’s annual International Law Week -
February 11th to 15th, 2013
Monday, February 11
Cultural Fair- Explore The World From the Comfort Of Your Own Law School
Kelly Lounge 10am-12pm
Film: Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World
Co Hosted with Lambda Law
LL 102 8:00 pm
Tuesday, February 12
Tour of the Organization of American States
Meet by the Info Desk at 9:00 am
The Culture of Saudi Arabia
Hosted by the Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Come for a fun evening of film, discussion, and fashion show on the Cultural of Saudi Arabia
6:30 pm, Saudi Arabian Embassy (near Watergate)
Refreshments to follow
Wednesday, February 13
ICC (Int’l Criminal Court) Reception On The Crime of Aggression
Guest Speakers: Profs. Matheson and Murphy.
L302, 4:00 pm
Thursday, February 14*
2013 International Law Week Keynote Address
Speaker Juan Mendez, an internationally recognized human rights advocate
Moot Court Room, 12:00 pm
Friday, February 15
A Discussion on Cybersecurity and international relations
We are so excited to host you all during this great nod to the field of international law and practice!
… Then you definitely won’t want to miss the great events planned for tomorrow:
Info Session – Study Abroad & Exchange Programs – Wednesday, Feb 6 @ 12 pm Hosted by Dean Maggs and Associate Dean Karamanian. Location: LL102. Destinations include: Italy, Netherlands, Mexico, Germany, & Canada!
Exchange Program Info Session Flyer
Info Session – GW-Oxford Int’l Human Rights Program - Wednesday, Feb 6 @ 5pm
With Professor Ralph Steinhardt and Associate Dean Susan Karamanian. Location: Faculty Conference Center (Burns 5th floor)
GW-Oxford Summer Program Information
Also, see below for more opportunities for GW Law students:
Publishing Opportunity – The Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies (DJLS) is now accepting papers for its 22nd Volume (to be published in spring/summer 2013). Established in 1991, the DJLS operates out of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is a non-profit, student-run academic journal that offers undergraduate and graduate law students, as well as recent law graduates (within one year), the opportunity to have their work published to a broad, international subscription base.
Dalehouse Call for Submissions Winter 2013 Flyer
Volunteer Opportunity – Be a Bailiff or Timekeeper for the Jessup Int’l Moot Court
Calling all ILS members (not competing in Grenadier Moot Court Competition) to serve as bailiffs and time keepers during the Jessup Tournament. The available time slots include: Friday, February 22 from 9-11:30 am; 12-2:30 pm; or 3-5:30 pm. Saturday, February 23 from 9:30-12:00 pm and 12:30-3:00 pm. All timekeepers must arrive 45 minutes prior to their assigned slot.
To sign up, please email Austin Walsh (2L) email@example.com