ILS Event Reminders – Oct. 17, 2012

ILS HAPPY HOUR – Wednesday, October 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Come join us at Science Club (1136 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036) for a special opportunity to get to know the Board, get to know one another, and also meet some recent ILS alumni! First 30 members will receive a free beer! Specialty ILS cocktails will also be available at a reduced price! We look forward to seeing you all there!

Event – TODAY – MLSA Movie Screening: “Mohammad, Legacy of a Prophet

Date: Wednesday October 17th, 2012-

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Lerner Hall LL102 

Description: In response to recent events surrounding the controversial YouTube video depicting the prophet Muhammad, The Muslim Law Students Association and Karamah invite you to join a screening of the film, “Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet”. Karamah, a local Muslim human rights and research organization, is screening this film followed by a discussion about recent events and understanding Islam.

Event – Approaches to Arbitration: Across the Ages

On Thursday,November 1, Young ICSID — in collaboration with Young ICCA, the ICDR Young & International, and the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, along with the DC Bar’s International Dispute Resolution Committee — will a host an “inter-generational discussion … [to] give practical insights on the skills and tools necessary to excel in the arbitration world. Moderated by Jean Kalicki of Arnold & Porter, the panel will feature: Stephen Anway of Squire Sanders, Marsha Echols of Howard University,Kiera Gans of DLA Piper, Simon Greenberg of Clifford Chance, David Rivkin of Debevoise & Plimpton, Tomas Solis of Foley Hoag, Edna Sussman of Sussman ADR, and Albert Jan van den Berg of Hanotiau & van den Berg.

The event will be held at the World Bank, from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. The event will conclude with a reception from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Register at this link:https://icsid.worldbank.org/ICSID/FrontServlet?requestType=ICSIDNewsLettersRH&actionVal=ShowDocument&DocId=DCEVENTS17.

Event – Young Professionals (YP) Int’l Career Dinner Series

One night can launch your global career. Join the UNA-NCA Young Professionals (YP) for its International Career Dinner Series on Saturday, October 27th for a “deep dive” into internationally focused careers. Ranging from Careers in Peace and Security to Careers in International Development, YP has arranged a reception and seven topical dinners where you’ll have an opportunity to network with your peers and Washington’s top experts in your chosen field. 

UNA-NCA Young Professionals (YP) is a program of the United Nations Association of the United States of America that seeks to engage young professionals in discussions of international affairs, while also emphasizing the importance of multilateral cooperation and the UN.

Join this event on Facebook, but be sure to register soon—seating is limited and dinners sell out fast! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mohammad Shouman, Deputy Director of YP’s International Law Committee at mshouman@law.gwu.edu.

Opportunity – AU 3rd Annual International Humanitarian Law Writing Competition

American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (Center) and the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict (ASIL) are pleased to announce the Third Annual International Humanitarian Law Student Writing Competition.

The Competition seeks submissions of academic papers on the topic of international humanitarian law (IHL) from students currently enrolled in a law degree program in the United States or abroad. The winning authors will present their papers at a conference at American University Washington College of Law focused on emerging issues in IHL with a panel of expert professors and practitioners. In addition, winners will receive a complimentary registration to the ASIL 2013 Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on April 3-6, 2013, and a one-year ASIL student membership.

Please find enclosed a poster that provides further details about the Competition. You can also learn more on the Competition website (www.WCLCenterforHR.org) for comprehensive rules, submission guidelines and award information. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2013 at 12:00 pm (noon) EST. You can direct any questions to TeachingIHL@wcl.american.edu or to 202-274-4180.

Opportunity – Summer Fellowship at Auschwitz

FASPE (Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics) is now accepting applications for a fellowship that uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive two-week early summer program about contemporary legal ethics.  Fellowships include an all-expense paid trip from New York to Berlin, Krakow, and Oświęcim (Auschwitz) where students will work with leading faculty to explore both legal history and the ethical issues facing lawyers today.  All program costs, including international and European travel, lodging, and food, are covered. Tentative program dates for FASPE are May 26 – June 6, 2013.

Completed applications must be received by January 11, 2013.  Candidates of all religious, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. To apply or to learn more about FASPE, please visit:  http://www.FASPE.info If you have any questions, please contact Thorin Tritter, Managing Director of FASPE, at ttritter@FASPE.info.

Opportunity – Event Planning Committee

If you would are interested in putting on future international law events on campus, please respond to this email letting us know! Please include your areas of interests if you have one. 

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