Announcing an Event: Does the World Need More Crimes Against Humanity Legislation?

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?

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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 Events – Nov. 12, 2012


Event –  “Putin’s Kiss” – Monday, November 12 | 6:30 pm | LL102

Join the Human Rights Law Society and International Law Society for a screening of Putin’s Kiss, a disturbing true story about the current state of civil rights in modern-day Russia. The film will be followed by a discussion with Nadia Diuk, Russia expert and Vice President of the National Endowment for Democracy.

Please join the ILS Board and current and past GW Law students as we share best practices for getting great internship opportunities in the field of international law!

ILS Career Panel: Summer Opportunities in International Law at Home and Abroad – This Monday, Nov. 12th!!

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 p.m.! Cookies and Coffee provided!


Volunteers Needed – Int’l Economic Law Interest Group Meeting: Nov. 29-Dec. 1

Attention Students! The International Law Society has been asked to recruit 3 to 4 student volunteers for the International Economic Law Interest Group meeting to be held at the Law School on November 29, November 30 and December 1 (ending at noon). This will be a great opportunity for GW Law students to meet leaders in this field, both from law firms and the academy. If you are interested, please reply to this email with your contact information and availability, and any questions you may have.


Offisight Event: World Bank & IFC: Launch of Doing Business 2013 Report 

Join the American Bar Association Section of International Law for a discussion with the World Bank on the recent World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) flagship report: Doing Business. The panelists will discuss what the reports measure; the Doing Business indicators; what is new in this year’s latest report; which regions have the most business-friendly environment; and which economies are showing the most improvements. Special Counsel from Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, LLP will share how the make use of the report to inform their daily business.

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Hope to see you at one of these great events!


Event – Domestic Violence as a Human Rights Issue

Domestic Violence as a Human Rights Issue
Friday October 19, 10:00 a.m., Burns 415

Come hear Professor Lisa Martin from Catholic University Law School speak about cases in which states’ failures to protect victims of domestic violence have been challenged in international forums, in particular, the recent ground-breaking decision of the Inter-American Human Rights Commission criticizing the United States’ failure to protect child and adult victims in the Castle Rock decision.


New Announcements for Oct. 3, 2012

Membership Dues – Deadline extended to Friday, October 5!

Because of multiple requests to the Board, ILS has decided to extend the deadline for dues to this coming Friday, October 5. Please note that after Friday, ILS e-mails will be sent to full members only. All new members will receive confirmation by this Sunday, October 7 of their membership. If you are interested in joining, please leave cash or checks in an envelope in our Treasurer’s student mailbox (Ariana Sarfarazi, 2L: The mailboxes are located on third floor Lerner. If you chose this option, please send an email directly to Ariana to let her know.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support of International Law on campus! Our presence would not be possible without you and we look forward to delivering a fantastic schedule of events in the coming months, including a happy hour and visit to the Organization of American States, to be announced in the coming days!


Event TODAY – Joint Degree Information Fair @ 3:30 in the SCC (Lisner 201)

For students interested in earning a joint degree, this event is designed to inform law students interested in a joint degree by providing an opportunity to meet with admissions representatives and advisers from other GW Divisions (Business School, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences, Elliott School of International Affairs, School of  Public Health and Health Services). FREE SNACKS!


Event – Free Speech, Blasphemy, and the Anti-Muslim YouTube Video: A Conversation with Acclaimed Journalist Rebcca MacKinnon, Co-Founder, Global Voices Online, and Professor Dawn Nunziato 

The George Washington University Law School invites you to attend a Conversation with Acclaimed Journalist Rebecca MacKinnon and Professor Dawn Nunziato on Free Speech, Blasphemy, and the Anti-Muslim YouTube Video. Moderated by Professor Arturo Carrillo on Thursday October 4 @ 4:00 p.m. in the Jacob Burns Moot CourtRoom. Refreshments will be served.

A part of the Global Internet Freedom and Human Rights Distinguished Speaker Series. Sponsored by The George Washington University Law School and Microsoft Corporation. For more information on the Global Internet Freedom and Human Rights Distinguished Speaker Series, please click here.