Upcoming Events and Announcements – Oct. 24, 2012

ILS Hosts Thirsty Thursday, October 25 from 4-6 p.m. in the SCC

Come join us for an Oktoberfest celebration and get your Halloween festivities rolling! Volunteers are needed for this event – if available, please send us an e-mail!

Other International Law Events This and Next Week:

Wednesday, October 24, noon, Great Room:  Justice Cesar Barrientos of the Supreme Court of Guatemala will speak about the criminal justice system and the protection of judges. Thanks to Professor Arturo Carrillo for his help in organizing this event.

Thursday,  October 25, 12 p.m. noon, Stockton 304: Eric Sigmund, Legal Advisor in International Humanitarian Law to the American Red Cross will speak about International Humanitarian Law in Syria:  Humanitarian Access and the Future of the Law of War. Hosted by the Human Rights Law Society.

Wednesday, October 31, 4-6 p.m., FCC:  GW Law alum Alexander Gebert of Hogan Lovells, LLP in Munich will speak about “Litigating in Europe:  A Comparative Perspective.”

Thursday, November 1, 1.30-7.00 p.m., Faculty Conference Center:  GW Law along with Sherman & Sterling and the International Chamber of Commerce host a symposium titled “Courts and International Commercial Arbitration:  Is the United States Becoming an Outlier?”  We have an all-star line up!  Please rsvp to Silena Davis at sdavis@law.gwu.edu. if you’d like to attend).

Wednesday, November 7, 4:00 pm in Jacob Burns Moot Court Room:   Professor Longwan Xiang of the Research Center for the Tokyo Trials, Shanghai Jia Tong University will speak about his father (GW LL.B. 1925 ) Xiang Zhejun, who was the Chinese prosecutor during the Tokyo Trials.

Thursday, November 15, 8 to 11.45 am, Stuart 101: Symposium titled Export Measures Affecting International Trade in Natural Resources, Energy Products and Food Supplies.”  Thanks to Professors Thomas Schoenbaum and Steve Charnovitz for their help in organizing the symposium. Please rsvp to Silena Davis at sdavis@law.gwu.edu if you’d like to attend.

 Opportunity – GW Transparency International Research Project

This year, GW law students are partnering with Transparency International’s Defense and Security Programme to research defense-related anti-corruption initiatives in a number of countries, the main question being: “What factors lead to anti-corruption reforms in the defense sector?” Teams of students will explore this question looking at countries around the world, including Afghanistan, Burundi, Chile, China, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, and Uruguay.

The Project is looking for law students and LLMs, especially those with knowledge of a second language, to conduct research and lead research teams for each country. Under the supervision of a TI staff member, the project will be moving toward joint publication of a paper, with substantive research and writing to be finished by the end of the 2012-2013 academic year. Each country team will manage itself and report back to the group at brief monthly project meetings. To join, add a line to your resume, get pro bono hours, and gain another area of expertise to talk about during your interviews, contact Liz Confalone (eaconfalone@law.gwu.edu).

To sign up for the orientation session, contact Sonia Desai (sdesai@law.gwu.edu).


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