ILS Career Panel – and more!

ILS Career Panel: Summer Opportunities in International Law at Home and Abroad

Interested in learning more about international law?  Feeling like you should start looking into summer opportunities?  Then come to hear a panel of your fellow GW Law students share their recent summer opportunities in international law.  Alums will also be in attendance to speak about their experiences and provide tips on finding internships and/or study abroad programs, both here in DC and across the world! Some of the opportunities that will be discussed include:  Foreign clerkships, State Department internships, GW Study abroad programs in Munich and Oxford, International Trade Commission clerkships, and Department of Justice Office of International Affairs. See you Monday, November 12th in the SCC from 4:00 to 5:30 pm! Cookies and Coffee provided!

Today, 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 post-WWII 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 if you’d like to attend.

Using International Trade Law to Enforce International Arbitration Awards

News about the latest lunchtime event in Washington, D.C.: Mélida Hodgson of Foley Hoag, Nigel Blackaby of Freshfields, and Josh Kallmer of Crowell & Moring will discuss the pros and cons of using international trade law to try to persuade a State to honor an international arbitration award, moderated by Jean Kalicki of Arnold & Porter. Hosted by the DC Bar International Dispute Resolution Committee and International Trade Committee, in cooperation with the ABA Section of International Law.
Time12:30-2:00 pm on Thursday, November 29 at Arnold & Porter, 555 12th Street, N.W., 10th Floor, Washington, D.C. (Metro Center station).

The registration link is at:

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.

You can also learn more on the Competition website ( 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 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: If you have any questions, please contact Thorin Tritter, Managing Director of FASPE, at

Opportunity – Event Planning Committee

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


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